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Dental Implants

Wooden dentures were used to replace George Washington’s teeth! Dentistry has come a long way since then. Nowadays, when you are missing one or more teeth, there are many methods to replace them which include removable appliances, fixed bridges and implants.
If you are missing your tooth and want to restore your tooth while keeping your great smile, then visit Opal Family Dental in Glen Mills, PA.
Dental Implants | Luminous Smiles, Dentist in Glenolden, PA

What are dental implants?

Dental implants can be thought as artificial tooth roots. They are similar in shape to screws. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone and become a sturdy base for supporting artificial teeth. These artificial teeth are called crowns. This implant is often made of titanium.

Why should I consider having dental implants?

Removable dentures are not permanently fixed in place. Because of that they can often move around during speaking and eating. Also, over time the bone that supports the denture shrinks which makes it even more difficult to support a denture. Implants are also advantageous over fixed bridges. This is especially true when the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are health. Implants replace the missing tooth or teeth while leaving all adjacent teeth unchanged.

Five facts about dental implants

  • Ancient dental implants have been traced back to around 600 AD, when tooth-like pieces of shell were hammered into the jaw of a Mayan woman
  • Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth.
  • 3 million people in the United States have implants, a number that is growing by 500,000 annually.
  • In 1951, a small group of dentists who were successfully placing dental implants formed the AAID – American Academy of Implant Dentistry – to share their knowledge on the practice of implantology. AAID is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to advancing implant dentistry.
  • In 1952, Swedish orthopedic surgeon P.I. Branemark discovered that titanium naturally fuses with bone, eventually switching his research focus to the mouth from the knee and hip.

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Paul Bucko
Paul Bucko
2024-04-22
Mostly saw the hygienist who did an excellent job. The doctor came in later and checked teeth and spotted two problems. Appointment next week to clear the problems. Nice work. Would recommend.
Marianne Turner
Marianne Turner
2024-04-19
Great staff all around! Best of dental care!!
Lilla Dean
Lilla Dean
2024-04-18
I was pleased with the service the Receptionist is so nice Mrs.Sue .The Ex ray Technician was nice also. The Dr. Really made me feel comfortable Plus she explained everything. Thank you for a Great visit.
mike schartner
mike schartner
2024-04-18
I booked my appointment online and I was seen two days later those two days being Saturday and Sunday. I was seen Monday afternoon The dentist took an x-ray of my problem area and explained to me the best way to move forward with this procedure. So I will be going back shortly for much needed dental work.
Margaret Tumbay
Margaret Tumbay
2024-04-16
Exceptional service provided by the dentist hygenist. Job well done.Reception on top of her game. Even without making an appointment she made it happen in timely manner.
Rhonda McLemore
Rhonda McLemore
2024-04-12
I just love Betty, she is the best Dental Hygienist around. She is patient, courteous and she does an excellent job with my teeth! She is the best! Overall, the staff in this office are warm and friendly! I highly recommend Luminous Smiles for your dental health!
Aziza El Jinyani
Aziza El Jinyani
2024-04-11
"I want to say a big thank you to the amazing people who are always kind and doing great work. Thank you again!"
Bette Davis-Sparks
Bette Davis-Sparks
2024-04-09
Today was my first visit and it was great! Everyone from the receptionist to Dr. Hakim are very friendly and professional. I immediately referred Luminous Smiles to my daughter because she wants to change from her present dentist. I am sure that she will be just as impressed.