Sinking Spring Family Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth you may want to consider dental implants. Sinking Spring Family Dental can offer you high quality implants that look and feel like natural teeth.

Dental implants are a highly desirable way to permanently replace missing teeth. Unlike removable partials or complete dentures, implants are affixed to the jaw bone and do not come out. Dental implants provide stability and support for your mouth and nobody will know you do not have your natural teeth because they look and feel natural.

Dental implants are placed inside the jawbone with a surgical procedure that can be performed in the office. You will be made comfortable and relaxed while the dentist performs the procedure. Afterwards, you will probably experience some soreness for a few days, but over time the implants will bond to the bone and you will not even know they are there.

Producing teeth that look and feel natural can be a difficult task. Sinking Spring Family Dental can provide you with a natural looking product that closely matches your other teeth. Once in place, these implants will function just like your natural teeth because they have a root and they are stable. We promise you will be satisfied with our dental implants because our dentists are highly skilled in this type of procedure. We will give you a smile you will be proud of.

Dental implants are considered to be a more natural approach to replacing missing teeth. The post that is implanted into the jawbone serves to provide tooth stability. Over time the post bonds to the bone, making it a natural and permanent option.

It doesn’t matter if you have one missing tooth or a mouth full of missing teeth. Dental implants can replace all of those teeth with a natural looking tooth that is strong and durable. Titanium metal is used for the post because titanium is compatible with bone and other oral tissue.

There are several reasons you might want to strongly consider dental implants. You may be missing one or more teeth. That missing tooth may be irritating to you when you are eating or it may show and detract from your smile. By replacing missing teeth with dental implants you will have better support and stability when chewing. You can replace your confidence along with your teeth. You can smile again because you have a full set of teeth that look and feel natural.

Dental implants are not something new. They have been around since 1952, but they have only gained in popularity in recent years. As more and more people are living longer they find they have had to have teeth extracted for one reason or another. Tooth replacement means a partial plate, full dentures, bridges, or implants. Implants offer the most natural solution because the titanium rod bonds to the bone and becomes a permanent fix.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in both the upper and lower jaw. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.

Why dental implants?

There are a number of reasons why you should consider a dental implant:
Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is. There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.

Are dental implants successful?

Statistics confirm a success rate of over 95 percent for dental implants.

How much do dental implants cost?

The fee for tooth replacement with dental implants depends on several factors, including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of dental implants required to support your replacement teeth. Some additional procedures may be required prior to the placement of your dental implants to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants. To obtain a specific fee estimate, it is necessary to have a doctor examine your mouth. (This diagnostic consultation is complimentary at Sinking Spring Family Dental.) After a thorough examination, your dentist will recommend the treatment that is best for you.

Who is a Candidate?

Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants. The determining factor is the amount of available bone. Your dentist is the best person to evaluate whether dental implants are a viable solution for you.

Is old age a problem?

Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. Your dentist will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.

What are the advantages of dental implants over dentures or a dental bridge?
Improved appearance: When you lose the entire tooth – crown and root – shrinkage of the jawbone may cause your face to look older. Dental implants can stop this process. A traditional denture or dental bridge doesn’t.
Preserve natural teeth: With traditional dental bridges, teeth adjacent to missing teeth need to be ground down to be used as anchors for a dental bridge. Dental implants often eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth.
Permanent solution: There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is need after placement. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.

Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants often improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.

I already have full dentures, but have trouble keeping the in place. Can implants help?

Absolutely! Dental implants can be used to keep your denture(s) securely “snapped” in place. No more adhesive. No more plastic covering the roof of your mouth!

Will my new teeth look natural?

When dental implants are used in combination with modern restorative dentistry, their appearance, comfort and function are very likely to exceed your expectations. Often they are hard to tell apart from your natural teeth.

Will I be able to chew with the same force and pressure I use with my natural teeth?

Yes. Following a brief adaptation period, chewing capacity is comparable to that of natural teeth.

Is the treatment painful?

With any surgery, there can be some discomfort. Placing one implant normally causes less discomfort then placing several. Anesthesia and moderate sedation are commonly administered to help reduce any discomfort during the dental implant process. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated. Your doctor will prescribe medications to ease any discomfort that may occur.

How will I feel after the treatment?

It is normal to have some bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissues. But usually the discomfort, if any, is treated with ordinary over-the-counter painkillers. You should expect to be able to work the next day.

How will I care for my dental implants?

Your new teeth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist. See your dentist in six months, or more frequently if so advised.