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What Are Dental Implants?

Nobel Biocare Dental Implant Supported ToothOsseointegrated implants are effective in over ninety-six percent of all patients treated. Pi Dental Center is one of the leading centers for osseointegrated dental implants in the United States.

A natural tooth consists of a crown (the part you see above the gum), and the root (the part hidden under the gum). It is the root in the jawbone that actually holds the natural tooth in place. A dental implant is a small man-made titanium fixture that serves as a replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Titanium is used because it is the most compatible with our human body. The dental implant is placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw and functions as an anchor for the replacement tooth. After the bone has grown around the implant, implants can hold a crown, bridge or overdenture just like roots hold natural teeth in place.

Implants provide additional support where teeth are missing without putting forces onto remaining natural teeth. They may be used to support the replacement of a single missing tooth or a complete functional set for individuals who have lost many or all of their teeth.

With over a quarter century of clinical success, Swedish and American research has proven that the Brånemark System® is a viable solution for replacement of missing teeth.

From the Latin implantere – to implant.


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Dental Implants
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Service Type
Dental Implants
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Drs. Thomas Balshi and Glenn Wolfinger at Pi Dental Center,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Vicinity
Dental implants are synthetic roots that are scientifically proven and made from titanium, a substance that is compatible with bone. Over just a few months’ time titanium implants bond to natural bone. They become the sub-structure for a whole new set of non-removable teeth.
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