The Dentists of Newtown can provide patients who have one or more missing teeth with dental implants in Newtown, PA. Tooth implants are a versatile restorative dentistry treatment that dentist use to replace teeth at the root. They can be used to restore single missing teeth or support dental bridges and dentures.
To begin dental implant treatment, we will ensure that your remaining teeth and gums are healthy and that there is adequate bone in the jaw. If you do not have enough bone tissue to support implants, we will recommend bone grafting treatment.
Our team is experienced in the placement of all types of dental implants and works with you on an individual basis to replace missing teeth and restore a stable and healthy new smile.
Dental Implant Treatment
To ensure that a patient is a candidate and in good oral health, we conduct a thorough examination of the teeth and gums. We determine where to place the dental implants for the best support, especially if a patient is receiving a bridge or denture. Then, we surgically insert the dental implants into the jaw bone.
During a process called osseointegration, the titanium implant post fuses with the jaw bone. We provide patients with temporary restorations during this process.
After the implants are completely healed, we take impressions to design and create the final dental crown, bridge, or denture. Once the final restoration is complete, we attach it to the implant abutment. An abutment connects the implant post to the restoration.
Dental Implant FAQs
Do you want to learn more about dental implants? Read on:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer stability because they integrate with the jawbone. They do not slip around in your mouth and deliver a 100% normal chewing function. With other removable options such as dentures, patients will need to buy adhesives or rebase their restoration over time. Implants may seem more expensive up front, but they can last a lifetime.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Most patients, even if they have dental problems, can become good candidates for dental implants. We can address problems like tooth decay or gum disease prior to treatment to ensure the health of the teeth and gums. Our team will also recommend bone grafting if there is not enough bone tissue to secure the implants in the mouth.
Please contact our office for a consultation, where we will help you determine how you can become an implant candidate.
How can dental implants fail?
Sometimes dental implants can “fail”, or not heal properly. Patients who smoke during the healing process are more at risk of implant failure. This is because smoking restricts blood flow. Additionally, patients with a dental or gum infection are more likely to encounter implant failure. However, dental implants have a success rate of 95%.
Our dentists ensure that patients are in good health before they receive implants. If you already have dental implants that feel loose, or if you feel pain around your implants, please contact our office. We can salvage your implants, often by recommending antibiotics or increased oral hygiene.
Are dental implants noticeable or visible in the mouth?
Dentists design dental implants to be as natural-looking as possible. They should not be noticeable or visible in the mouth. The dental implant post is not visible once the dentist places it into the jawbone. Moreover, the artificial tooth or teeth that the dentist attached to the tooth implant are custom-made to match the color and appearance of the surrounding natural teeth. With proper placement and maintenance, tooth implants should blend in seamlessly with the rest of the teeth.
Can dental implants replace multiple missing teeth?
Yes, dental implants can replace multiple missing teeth. If you are missing several teeth, your dentist may recommend an implant-supported bridge or partial denture to restore your smile. Dentists can use multiple tooth implants to anchor a complete arch of replacement teeth.
Is getting tooth implants a painful procedure?
A tooth implant procedure is generally not painful since a dentist or oral surgeon will use a local anesthetic to numb the area. The majority of patients report only mild to moderate discomfort during the procedure. However, this pain is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medication. Overall, most patients report minimal pain during the implant placement process.
Restore Your Smile
Are you missing one or multiple teeth? Contact the Dentists of Newtown for restorative care today by calling 267-692-2394. You can also request a dental appointment with our team on our website.