Choose Dental Implants to Permanently Replace Missing Teeth
Do missing teeth compromise your smile and impair your dental function? If so, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. At our Lansdale practice, Drs. David M. Kaffey and Mark Weinstein offer implant consultations, restoration, and outstanding pre- and post-operative care. With advanced training from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), Dr. Kaffey can also design lifelike restorations to top your implant posts. Contact Leading Dental Solutions today to learn more about dental implants and find out whether this restorative treatment is right for you.
An Introduction to Dental Implants
Dental implants are biocompatible titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone. After your oral surgeon has placed these posts, your gums and bone will heal around them so that they can permanently support a custom-crafted restoration. Although our doctors do not perform implant surgery, they work very closely with a nearby group of specialists, including periodontists and oral surgeons. We can oversee your implant placement, organizing the surgery and performing any needed preparatory and post-operative work. Our doctors can also supply your temporary restoration during your recovery time, which typically takes about three months.
Dental implants can replace one tooth, several teeth, or even all of your teeth. After your gums have healed, your dentist will attach your restoration, which could consist of a single crown, a bridge, or an overdenture. Thanks to in-depth training at LVI, Dr. Kaffey is able to provide extremely lifelike restorations made to fit your specific needs, blend seamlessly with your smile, and enhance your facial structure. We offer restorations made from the most advanced materials, including IPS e.max® all-porcelain and BruxZir® Solid Zirconia. These materials offer astonishing durability, and due to their unique fabrication process, they have a lifelike sparkle that is virtually indistinguishable from natural dental enamel.
Although there are many options when it comes to replacing your missing teeth, there are several important reasons to consider dental implants and implant-supported restorations:
- With proper dental care, implants may last the rest of your life.
- Implant-supported dentures will never slip out of place, saving you embarrassment and allowing you to enjoy a wide range of foods.
- These restorations are easy to care for, and you will simply need to maintain routine dental hygiene and regular trips to the dentist.
- Dental implant-supported restorations are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
- Implants can protect your oral health by helping to reduce bone loss associated with missing teeth.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth and are looking for the most stable and lifelike restoration available, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. In order to support these restorations, however, you must have a strong and dense enough jawbone. If you have been missing teeth for some time, your jawbone may already have begun to demineralize. Fortunately, with a bone grafting procedure, your oral surgeon may be able to build up your jaw structure and allow you to receive dental implants.
Ultimately, the only way to determine your candidacy for this restorative procedure is by scheduling a consultation with your dentist. After a thorough exam, Dr. Kaffey can determine whether you are eligible for implants or whether another restorative treatment would be better for you.
Schedule an Evaluation
Contact our office today to learn more about dental implants and book your consultation with us.