Dental Implants – Washington, PA
Permanent Teeth That Can Last a Lifetime
At Dean Dental, Dr. Stacy and Dr. Jessica understand the struggles and challenges many patients face when battling tooth loss. Without a complete smile, it can be daunting trying to complete normal daily tasks like eating and speaking. Unfortunately, some tooth replacement options only restore the visible appearance of a smile, not the full structure. However, with dental implants, these superior solutions can do what no other restorative option can – restore the root-to-crown structure. Although we work closely with implant dentists in the area, we will create customized restorations, including All-on-4™, that feel great and look beautiful. Call us to learn more about dental implants and if you’re a candidate for treatment.
Why Choose Dean Dental for Dental Implants?
- We Partner with Implant Dentists in the Area
- High-Quality Restorations Made Using Natural-Looking Materials
- Treatment Plans That Are Tailored to Patients’ Needs
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that look similar to screws but mimic natural tooth roots. These prosthetics are the only ones that can restore root-to-crown structures, providing you with greater stability and functionality as you perform normal daily tasks such as eating, speaking, and smiling. Offering improved oral health and aesthetics, these unique restorative solutions can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
The 4-Step Dental Implant Process
- Initial Dental Implant Consultation: You will first meet with Dr. Stacy or Dr. Jessica to discuss whether you are a good candidate for treatment. The doctors may find that you require preliminary treatments before moving forward with dental implant surgery.
- Dental Implant Surgery: You will be referred to an implant dentist in the area who will place each implant post into the correct spot within your mouth.
- Dental Implant Osseointegration/Abutment: You will spend the next 3-6 months recovering from surgery, allowing the bone to fuse with your dental implants before returning to have your metal abutments put into place. Temporary "teeth" will be provided so that your appearance and oral function does not suffer in the meantime!
- Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s): The last step is to see us for your new, customized dental restoration. Depending on how many teeth are missing, you may need a dental crown, bridge, or denture.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Numerous benefits of dental implants cannot be achieved using any other type of restorative care. Unlike dentures and dental bridges, these permanent prosthetics can last a lifetime, and they fully restore the entire tooth structure, ensuring continuous stimulation to the jawbone. As a result, you will maintain a more youthful appearance because you no longer need to worry about facial collapse or sagging, which can often occur with tooth loss.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Most patients who are missing one or more teeth can receive dental implants. But before any finalized decisions are made, a thorough consultation must occur with a member of our dental team. During this visit, we will examine your smile, discuss your oral and overall health history, and determine the density of your jawbone and how many dental implants you will need.
Missing One Tooth
If you are only missing one tooth, we recommend that you receive a single titanium implant post, metal abutment, and customized dental crown to replace it. This will make eating and speaking easier, giving you the certainty needed to converse with others and eat more confidently.
Missing Multiple Teeth
When missing two or more teeth in a row, our team can position a customized dental bridge on top of two dental implant posts that will be put into place by a local implant specialist. This fills in the gap in your smile without altering any of your healthy teeth.
Missing All of Your Teeth
An entire arch of missing teeth can be replaced and rebuilt using between four and six implant posts. Once placed, our team will attach a customized implant denture to create a permanent smile that feels and looks natural and is capable of lasting decades or even a lifetime.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants can only be determined once you meet with a member of our Dean Dental team. This consultation will give us greater insight into the severity of your tooth loss as well as what goals you hope to achieve as a result of treatment. Once we determine how many teeth you need to have replaced as well as the type of restoration you will need, we can formulate a cost estimate that will help you to prepare for the financial side of dental care.