Dental Implants, Implantsologist in Langhorne, Bensalem, Yardley, and Newtown
What are Dental Implants?
After remarkable advances in dentistry in recent years, Dental implants have become the treatment of choice for people missing one, a few, or all of their teeth, and for those with failing teeth or severe periodontal disease. Dental implants look and perform more like natural teeth. They are rooted in the bone, there is no artificial plastic on the roof of the mouth, and the need for adhesives and denture creams is eliminated. More important, the use of dental implants does not impact healthy, adjacent teeth.
Dental implants are long-lasting tooth root replacements that are implanted into the jawbone to simulate the root of a pre-existing tooth. For qualified patients, replacement teeth then can be restored immediately, returning a spectacular smile quickly – usually on the same day. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants don’t move or shift, and they can last a lifetime.
A dental implant designed to replace a single tooth is composed of three parts: the titanium implant that fuses with the jawbone; the abutment, which fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line; and the crown, which is created by a Prosthodontist (a specialist in the treatment planning and restoration or replacement of missing teeth) and fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance.
Eat Better With Dental Implants in Langhorne, PA- Reliability
Dentures can only deliver a small fraction of the biting force of natural teeth. With dental implants, patients can bite with forces close to that of natural teeth. Better chewing efficiency results in better digestion leading to improved health of patients.
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One fear which denture wearers have is that of their dentures popping out of their mouths when they speak. Implant supported prostheses are connected firmly to the jaw, allowing patients to speak with confidence.
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Implants supported crowns and bridges can be made to look very natural with excellent aesthetics and this greatly enhances the patient’s look.
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Implants supported dentures can be fabricated with reduced extension that patients feel less bulk in their mouths while wearing their prothestetic. With dental implants you won’t have your dentures slipping and sliding in your mouth again.
Relax and be Worry FREE With Dental Implants in Yardley, PA
Relax and never have to worry about your dentures moving around, popping out, or gagging you. You’ll never worry about your dentures flying out when you laugh, sneeze, cough, or when you eat. Implants are so securely attached that the fear of them falling out will be eliminated.
Even More Reasons Why to Choose Dental Implants!
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implant Treatment in Langhorne, PA?
A. Almost everyone is missing at least one tooth. Wanting good health and a beautiful, natural smile is a candidate for dental implant treatment. There are few medical conditions that can undermine the success of dental implant treatment, such as uncontrolled diabetes. Quality and quantity of available bone for implant placement is more often a factor in qualifying for dental implants than medical conditions. However, even people who have lost significant amount of bone can qualify for dental implant treatment with additional procedures to add bone or create new bone. Advances in this type of treatment have made it possible for thousands of patients, who would not previously have been considered candidates, to have successful dental implant procedures.
How Painful is Getting Dental Implants?
A. Most of our patients report that they feel very little, if any pain during the procedure. We have many options available to us to make sure you feel comfortable during the dental implant procedure.
Also, when you leave our office, you’ll get a prescription if necessary. Plus, we’ll call to make sure you are not in any abnormal amount of discomfort. Our goal is to give you stronger, more comfortable dentistry!
How Long Will It Take To Complete The Dental Implant Treatment?
A. You will notice a difference almost immediately. However, the entire process can take anywhere between 3-9 months to complete. This depends on the type, and quantity of dental implants you need, along with the quality of bone in which the implants are placed. There are treatment options that are faster, such as dentures; however, none of these traditional methods prevent bone loss, or give the type of natural look and feel like implants do.
Will I need to have One Dental Implant Placed for each Tooth that is Missing?
A. No. In fact, it is possible to replace all of the lower teeth with an over denture that is supported by only 2-4 implants. On the other hand, sometimes it might work to your advantage to replace your back teeth with an implant for each tooth to provide additional strength.
How Do I Know If I am Too Old for Dental Implants in Langhorne, PA?
A. Great question. Your overall health and your desire to improve the quality of life are much more important things to look at than your age. We currently have patients from 40 years old to 70 + years old. There have been reports of people who are in their 90′s and having this procedure done with no problems.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
A. Most research has shown that implants have been successful for over 30 years. However, our goal is to make them so they last a lifetime. This is much improved from dentures, which are 5 years, and/or bridges where the expected time of use is between 7-10 years.
Do You Offer Any Warrantee’s?
A. Yes. Even though dental implants have over a 95% success rate, there is still a very small chance that they won’t completely bond. When this occurs, new implants are placed and the success rates for the replacement dental implants are even higher. When we replace the dental implants, we keep working for FREE until we get it right. The only thing you need to do is make sure you come in for your regularly scheduled visits so that we can keep your gums and teeth healthy, which will prevent most problems.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
A. Many people call and ask us, How much is one dental implant going to cost? I wish it was that simple. The only way to determine actual cost is by coming in for a consultation and examination to find out if you have bone loss, if you’ll need one, two, or more dental implants.
The actual cost of dental implant treatment is based on a number of factors, such as the number of teeth being replaced, the type of treatment option recommended and whether additional procedures are necessary to achieve the proper esthetic and functional results.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Implant Treatment?
A. Insurance coverage depends on your individual policy. Most policies do not give substantial coverage.
Although most companies exclude implants as a covered benefit, many of them will pay the same benefit they would cover for the lowest cost alternative treatment option (partials and dentures) and some for the diagnostic records, if a specific request is made for alternative benefits.
What Dental Implants can do for you:
- Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
- Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable patient denture.
- Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.
- Keeps A One Tooth Problem a One Tooth Problem
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