Dental Implants in Wyomissing, PA

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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 more about receiving single-tooth implants, implant bridges, implant dentures, or All-on-4® dental implants in Wyomissing or Reading, PA, contact our full-service practice today and schedule a consultation.

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.

What Is a Single-Tooth Implant?

A single dental implant may be ideal if you have lost one tooth or even a few teeth in the upper or lower jaw. To begin, the treatment area will be numbed. Sedation may be offered to help keep you comfortable during the process if needed. An incision will be created in your gums, and the implant post will then be precisely positioned in the jawbone. The incision will be sutured closed, possibly with part of the implant protruding above the gumline. As the implant integrates into the bone over the next few months, a temporary tooth replacement may be worn. Once the integration occurs, a custom implant crown will be securely attached to the implant and adjusted for comfort, completing your tooth replacement procedure.

What Can I Expect With an Implant Denture or Implant Bridge?

When multiple teeth have been lost or need to be replaced, an implant-supported denture or implant-supported bridge may be recommended. An implant denture can replace an entire arch of teeth by attaching to a series of two or more implants placed within the jawbone. This option may be an excellent alternative for those in need of full-mouth dental implants. An implant bridge is made up of two or more crowns fused together into a single restoration. The ends of the bridge connect to a set of implants inserted into the bone that soundly support the tooth replacement.

How Do All-on-4 Dental Implants Work?

All-on-4 dental implants from Nobel Biocare™ provide a revolutionary way to secure a full-arch restoration for tooth replacement while increasing biting stability and oral function. This process works by placing dental implant posts in four different areas in the upper or lower jaw, which are then used to support a full-arch set of teeth or denture-like appliance. Our group of talented dentists may suggest All-on-4 dental implants to Wyomissing, PA patients as an alternative to removable dentures for patients seeking a long-term solution to tooth loss. Many individuals have reaped the advantages of the groundbreaking All-on-4 treatment, enjoying high-quality outcomes.

Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?

Depending on your dental insurance company and individual plan, a portion of your 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.

Dental Implants FAQ

Do dental implants last
Dental implants are a long-lasting restoration option. Unlike natural teeth, they cannot become decayed or hurt by other dental diseases. However, it's important to remember that the gums surrounding the implant can become diseased.

Can my body reject dental implants?
For most patients, dental implants are successful. However, there is a chance that a dental implant fails to integrate with the jawbone when an infection occurs. This is typically due to a bad oral hygiene routine.

How many implants do I need?
There is not one set number of implants a person needs; it depends on the number of missing teeth. That being said, two implants can support a removable lower denture and four implants can support a full set of teeth.

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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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