Multiple Missing Teeth?


Don’t Settle For Dentures Or Bridges

In the past, if you had multiple missing teeth, you’d receive a removable partial denture or a fixed, dental bridge supported by existing healthy teeth. Dentures can’t restore complete function and although bridges fill the gap left by your missing teeth, they do so by compromising the health of neighboring ones. But now, we have the modern, long-term alternative so you no longer have to settle—dental implants!

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Implant supported bridges are the leading and preferred solution for multiple missing teeth. Instead of conventional bridgework that requires adjacent teeth to be filed down to provide support, implant supported bridges use dental implants placed directly into your jawbone as a reliable foundation. These implants act as a natural tooth root, leaving your neighboring teeth intact, restoring complete chewing function and actually improving bone health. In just one day, our board-certified periodontist can place your dental implants in Chambersburg, PA, renew your smile and restore reliable function! And guess what? This solution even lasts longer, too.

Dr. Rebecca Wagner is specialized in implantology, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a Fellow of the prestigious Misch Implant Institute. An authority in implantology she considers education a critical part of care. Before you come in for a consultation, feel free to review the information we’ve laid about below, so you know what to expect.

Your Treatment Options

Our Dental Implant Process

Most of our patients are either already candidates for dental implants in Chambersburg, PA, or after treatment from Dr. Wagner can easily become one. We determine this during a custom one-hour consultation where we capture 3D images of your mouth using cone beam CT imaging technology. Dr. Wagner will consider your current health, your unique needs, as well as any medical conditions before recommending the most ideal solution for you. Patients with preexisting conditions like diabetes, advanced gum disease or extreme bone loss may be at a higher risk of complications after surgery. However, Dr. Wagner is able to modify your treatment plan to ensure the long-term success of your implants.

In some cases, you may need tooth extractions for damaged or decayed teeth, or bone grafting to create a healthy foundation to place your implants. Both may be possible during the same surgery so you can leave in just one day with your new smile. In other cases, we’ll allow your treatment sites to heal for one or more months in order to ensure they see long-term success.

On the day of your implant surgery, we’ll show you to your private, soundproof room and let you choose your preferred music on our Sonos sound system. Although our patients rarely report any pain or discomfort during their procedure, rest assured, we offer custom treatment to make certain you’re relaxed during the entire procedure. In about an hour our periodontist is able to strategically place your dental implants using pre-planned surgical guides. Placement is dependent on your bone density, location of your nerves as well as aesthetics. Before you leave, we’ll be able to attach a temporary, yet still functional and aesthetic, bridge of teeth before leading you to our relaxing recovery room.

We allow a three or more month recovery period before placing your final custom bridge. Always considering the long-term success of your smile is our top priority, we like to make sure your bone forms a strong bond with the titanium dental implant post through a process called osseointegration. During this time, we’ll monitor your healing process while also fitting models of your future teeth to your smile, ensuring we’re all on the same page with what you can expect. On your final “surgical” visit, we’ll take scans of your implant site to make sure you’re ready to support your bridge before placing a custom-made, natural-looking and long-term bridge to your implants and completing your smile!

Are You A Candidate For Dental Implants?

Implant supported bridges last longer than any other option, allow you to eat a complete diet, restore your health and look just like natural teeth. But we all know what the real question is: How much do I have to pay for it? A dental bridge typically starts at $3,000 and increases depending on the number of missing teeth you have. If that doesn’t sound like something you can manage, don’t count it out just yet. Consider the long-term effects not restoring your smile can cause on your oral and your overall health, as well as their subsequent costs. In most cases, we’ve noticed the cost ends up being even higher than if you treated your tooth loss now.

We’ve also noticed that there are ways to make this treatment more affordable for you. Give us a call and find out if you qualify for financing. Today, there are numerous financing options that can create affordable payment plans. We’ll also work with you to file your insurance claims and make sure you receive the best coverage possible. A complete, functional and healthy smile shouldn’t be a question. See our specialists for dental implants in Chambersburg, PA and restore your smile today!

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