Single dental implants - Chambersburg, PA

Single Dental Implants –
Everything You Need to Know

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The modern solution
to tooth loss

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  • Single dental implants explained - Dr. Wagner

If you have a missing tooth, you may be considering a dental bridge. In the past, we really only had short-term solutions like bridges or partial dentures to replace missing teeth. These options don’t always last and they require us to weaken or damage surrounding teeth. But now, whether a front or back tooth, we offer a solution that can last a lifetime, restore complete function without harming other teeth and look just like your natural teeth. There’s no matching the benefits of a dental implant in Chambersburg, PA!

Dental implants are comprised of three parts, a post that’s inserted into your jawbone to act as your tooth root, a crown that’s custom-made to blend with your smile, and an abutment that connects the two together. Restoring both the function and look of your lost tooth – oftentimes in just one day – dental implants really are the modern solution to tooth loss preferred by patients and doctors alike. But that doesn’t mean you can expect the same experience and results from every office. Different doctors offer different kinds of implants and use different techniques when placing them. Our board-certified periodontist, Dr. Rebecca Wagner, has spent almost thirty years refining our process to ensure your treatment is comfortable, your new tooth will last, and your bottom line is affordable.

What You
Need to Know

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

If you have a missing tooth, you’re most likely a candidate. In some cases, you may need treatments like bone grafting or tooth extractions before you’re able to receive your implant but in most of these cases, we’re able to provide that during the same surgical appointment. Although most patients are candidates for a dental implant in Chambersburg, PA, some may be at a higher risk for complications after surgery including patients with severe periodontal disease, extreme bone loss, or conditions like diabetes. During your consultation, we’ll review your medical history and provide a complete oral examination before getting started so you know exactly what to expect.

What Can You Expect
from Your Dental Implant Treatment?

During your first visit, you’ll have a chance to discuss your unique goals with our implant specialist, Dr. Wagner. Everyone’s smile is different and so are their needs and wants; we do everything we can to make your treatment and your results as comfortable and custom as possible. In order to have an accurate understanding of your current state, we’ll capture 3D scans using cone beam CT imaging technology. Captured in less than 15 seconds, these scans offer an in-depth look into your bone volume and density so we can digitally plan your implant surgery before it even begins.

After your personalized consultation, you may return for a second appointment if you need a tooth extraction, gum disease treatment or bone grafting to secure your candidacy for dental implants. In many cases, though, our patients are able to receive bone grafting and extractions during the same surgical appointment as their implant placement.

On the day of your surgery, we’ll welcome you to your private room, let you choose your preferred music and administer sedation services tailored to your pain and anxiety levels. Most, if not all, of our patients report no pain or discomfort during their procedure. We use implants from BioHorizons, trusted leaders in implantology. In less than an hour, the implant post will be placed in your jawbone using guided implant surgery technology. Each implant is placed at the precise position, angle and depth designed for long-term support and ideal aesthetics by Dr. Wagner. In most cases, we’re able to place a temporary crown on top of your implant the same day as surgery so you can leave our office looking refreshed with a complete, functional and confident smile!

As you heal, each biocompatible, titanium implant post forms a strong bond with your bone during a process called osseointegration. Although you’ll have restored function right after surgery, this bond is what makes dental implants so reliable and what allows them to function like natural teeth for years to come. After your bone has formed a solid foundation, you’ll be able to receive your final restoration, a custom and natural-looking crown designed to blend seamlessly with your smile.

How Much Will Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implants can last a lifetime. The restored function, the renewed diet and the new-found confidence it provides should always be a factor when considering a tooth replacement solution. But in the end the question is, can you afford them and how can you pay for them, right?

The cost of dental implants can be broken down into two categories: the surgical and the restorative costs. Generally, the placement of your surgery can cost between $2,000-3,000. But you don’t want just anyone placing your implant. If placed at the wrong angle or not supported by enough bone density, your implant won’t last. Receiving implant placement by a periodontist, a specialist in implantology, who has placed over 2,000 dental implants like Dr. Wagner can give you peace of mind and truly secure that your investment will last.

What about the restorative price? That’s usually around $1,000-2,000 depending on where you receive your restoration. We offer long-term and custom restorations here for your convenience. We also work closely with a network of highly skilled restorative dentists and prosthodontists we can refer you to or we can collaborate with your existing dentist. We’ll do whatever we can to help you restore the beautiful and complete smile you want.

How Do You Pay for Dental Implants?

During your initial consultation, we’ll review how much your procedure for a dental implant in Chambersburg, PA will cost as well as the price of any other necessary treatments like bone grafting or tooth extractions. Some insurance policies cover dental implants and bone grafting, some do not. You shouldn’t have to figure this out on your own, though. We’ll walk through the best way to file your treatment and even review our financing options, so your payments are tailored to fit your budget.

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