Dental Implants – Lititz, PA
Seamlessly Rebuild Your Lost Teeth
Is your smile incomplete? In the past, your best options for a complete smile were limited to options like fixed bridges, partial dentures, or full dentures. That’s no longer the case. With dental implants, it’s possible to enjoy superior results than any you could ever have with traditional tooth replacement.
Dental implants are versatile enough to work in a variety of cases. Whether you need to replace just a single tooth, a few teeth, or a full row of teeth, implants provide the help you’re looking for.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental Implants offer a number of outstanding benefits:
- Strength and security. Dental implants fuse to the jawbone, creating an extremely sturdy base for the artificial teeth that they support. You’ll never have to worry about them slipping out of place while you’re eating or speaking.
- Gorgeous aesthetics. Dental implant restorations resemble natural teeth so closely that they’re virtually indistinguishable from the real deal.
- Bone health benefits. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing the deterioration that normally occurs after tooth loss.
- Dental implants have the potential to last for 30 years or longer with proper care. In contrast, other tooth replacement options might last for just 5 – 10 years.
- Easy maintenance. In many ways, caring for dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth. Excellent oral hygiene and regular dental visits are the keys to a long-lasting smile.
- A high success rate. The dental implant procedure is successful in over 95 percent of cases.
Indications for Dental Implants
No matter the extent of your tooth loss, dental implants may be an appropriate treatment for you.
Missing a Single Tooth
If you are missing just one tooth, our team may recommend that you receive a single dental implant to replace the root of your missing tooth. A crown will go on top of the implant to replace the visible portion of the tooth.
Missing Multiple Teeth
An implant-supported bridge is often the perfect solution for patients who are missing multiple teeth in a row. This type of restoration is similar to a traditional fixed bridge, but instead of relying on the remaining natural teeth for support, it gains all of its strength from dental implants.
Missing All Teeth
An implant-supported denture is often ideal for patients who have lost all of their teeth. Just a handful of strategically placed implants can provide the support necessary for full-mouth tooth replacement. An implant-supported denture may be permanently fixed in place, or it may be removable and simply “snap” onto the implants.
What Happens During the Dental Implant Process?
Whether you’re using dental implants to replace a single tooth or a full row of teeth, your treatment will be completed over two phases spanning several months. The first stage involves the surgical placement of one or more dental implants. The number of implants you receive is determined during your initial consultation. A single implant supports a crown while multiple implants support a partial or full denture.
Many practices aren’t able to perform this aspect of treatment. Placing implants requires extensive surgical experience, and many dentists don’t have that level of expertise. As a result, most placement procedures are carried out in a separate practice by an oral surgeon. That’s not the case at Mor Smiles. Dr. Moriarty is proud to offer full-service implant dentistry, including placement, at his Lititz, PA dental office. This means that instead of visiting an office you’ve never been to for help, your procedure will be completed by the team you already know and trust.
Following your procedure, we’ll give your mouth time to heal. Over the following weeks and months, your implant(s) fuse with your jawbone, a process that is known as osseointegration. Once this process is complete, you’ll return to our Lititz office to begin the second phase of your treatment. By the end of this phase, your new prosthetic is attached, and your smile is complete again.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of your procedure will depend on a number of factors, including the number of implants you need, the amount of necessary preliminary work, and the nature of your restoration. The entire process takes place over several months, and you’ll only have to pay for each stage as it is completed. Although dental implants may seem expensive, this remarkable treatment is a worthwhile investment! The many benefits that implants offer could truly change your life for the better. Our team will be happy to help you explore insurance and financing options; you might be surprised by how easy it is to fit dental implants into your budget!