Robert B. Ruyak, DMD

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dental Implants for Permanent Replacement

When looking to replace a tooth, there are several options out there. Only one option can last a lifetime. Dr. Robert B. Ruyak, DMD chooses to utilize dental implants to replace his patients’ teeth permanently in Bethlehem, PA.

Dental implants are single tooth replacements that can replace one tooth or all of them. They have their own root, which means that they are the closest to a real tooth as possible. The titanium post acting as the tooth root bonds with the jawbone just like a normal tooth. They are able to be made of porcelain and can look just like a normal tooth. This helps complete a smile again in an aesthetically pleasing way.

The titanium post is surgically inserted into the bone socket and will take several months to heal. An abutment will attach a temporary crown during the healing process. When the healing process is complete, the permanent crown will be cemented into place. With a typical oral hygiene routine of brushing twice daily and flossing once per day, dental implants can last a lifetime. This beats out bridges which last up to fifteen years, and beats out dentures which are removable and also need to be replaced.

If you are missing one or more teeth and want a permanent tooth replacement solution, schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert B. Ruyak, DMD to find out if dental implants will work for you. To schedule, call our Bethlehem, PA dental practice at (610) 861-0777 or visit our website,

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