The Modern Solution To Tooth Loss
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!
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, w are able to provide that during the same surgical appointment. Although most patients are candidates for a dental implants in Chambersburg, 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 services and medications 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.