Why Choose Dental Implants?
If you are looking for a long-lasting solution to replace missing or severely damaged teeth, our team at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics is happy to help you explore your options for implant dentistry. Dental implants are titanium metal posts surgically placed in your jawbone to act as the natural tooth root. The post(s) can be used to support an implant-retained dental crown, bridge, or denture (or other full-arch appliance) to replace the aesthetic and functional portion of missing teeth. Dental implants are a preferred tooth replacement method among patients, thanks to their multitude of benefits, and can be used to replace any number of teeth. To learn about dental implant solutions from our full-service dental practice, contact our Wyomissing or Reading, PA office today and schedule a tooth replacement consultation with our team of skilled general dentists.
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"I didn't think much on maintaining my teeth as I was missing a few but when I had 3 implants done at Berks Oral Surgery and Grove Dental GroupI take much better care of my teeth than I ever did before because now I feel it is worth it. When you have an investment in something you tend to take better care of it. And now I am! Thank you Dr. Sonntag and Dr. Horan"- T.P. / Facebook / Jul 14, 2019
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, several teeth, or a whole arch of teeth that have been lost. You may want to consider dental implants if you currently have a traditional tooth replacement but are bothered by the look, feel, or function. Many patients choose implants to replace missing or damaged teeth due to their many benefits. Since implants have the ability to fuse with the jaw, they offer increased biting power and comfort, stability, and long-term replacement and help preserve jawbone health. Implants do need healthy and sufficient bone levels to provide the support needed for tooth replacement. In some cases, a bone graft may be completed before the implant is placed to increase the candidacy for implants. Dental implant surgery may not be recommended if you use tobacco products, are pregnant, or have certain medical conditions. During your consultation, our team will assess the health of your gums and jawbone to help you determine if you are a good candidate for implant dentistry. We are pleased to offer single implants, implant-retained bridges, implant-supported dentures, and All-on-4® dental implant solutions.
The Dental Implant Process
Before your dental implants are placed, you may need to have a tooth extracted or a bone grafting procedure. When your mouth is ready for dental implants, the treatment areas will be numbed with local anesthesia. Sedation can be added to keep you comfortable during the process. Incisions will be created in your gums, and the titanium posts will then be precisely positioned in the jawbone. The incisions will be sutured closed, possibly with part of the implant protruding above the gumline. As the dental implants integrate into the bone and gum over the next few months, a temporary tooth replacement may be worn. After we determine that your dental implants have integrated into your jawbone, your custom restoration (bridge, denture, or crown) can be securely attached and adjusted for comfort, completing your tooth replacement procedure.
Recovery Following Implant Placement
After your implant surgery, you may notice minor swelling and tenderness in the treatment area. Specific instructions on how to care for your mouth as your heal will be provided during that time. Once your implants have integrated with your jaw and your restoration has been connected, it is important to follow a good oral care routine at home that includes flossing daily and brushing at least twice each day. Dental implants can be cared for just like your natural teeth. During your dental cleaning and check-up visits at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, our team will use special instruments to clean and monitor the health of your implants.
Are Implants Covered by Insurance?
Depending on your dental insurance company and individual plan, a portion of dental implants and restorations may be covered. We will be happy to contact your insurance company to help you understand your policy and determine any out-of-pocket costs. At Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, we strive to help each patient get the care needed for a healthy lifestyle and offer several convenient payment solutions, including flexible interest-free financing options.
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A Long-Term Solution to Tooth Loss
Dental implants with custom restorations can be a great choice for your oral health needs. Offering long-term benefits and the fit, feel, and function of real teeth, implants fuse with the jaw for enhanced stability, strength, and a natural-looking appearance. If you have suffered tooth loss or have damaged teeth that need to be replaced, we invite you to schedule an implant dentistry consultation with our skilled dentists at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics to learn about your options. Get in touch with our friendly team at our Wyomissing or Reading, PA family practice locations today!
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