Restore your oral health with dental implants in Kingston, PA
The goal of dentistry is to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why patients may need a tooth extraction, or their teeth may fall out due to complications or trauma. When that happens, the best way to protect your other teeth is with prosthetics. Lawrence Dental Group offers patients in Kingston, PA, several treatment options for missing teeth, including dental implants.
Dental Implants are the top choice for replacing missing teeth
Dental Implants are screw-shaped rod, made from titanium or ceramic, designed to replace your tooth root. They stimulate your jaw bone to prevent bone and muscle loss in your mouth and serve as a foundation for crowns, bridges, or dentures. Between the implant and the prosthetic on top, you fully replace each part of a missing tooth. This will return full functionality to your mouth, so you can speak and chew freely. It will also prevent your other teeth from shifting around your mouth and keep your jaw alignment healthy.
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.
Most patients who are healthy enough to heal after their surgery are good candidates for dental implants, and while they may cost more than other restorations, the results can be permanent with proper care. An oral surgeon places dental implants, and the process will be a little different depending on each patient’s situation.
Dental Implant procedures
In some cases, your implant may be inserted during an extraction procedure, but generally, the site will need a few weeks to heal before the implant is placed. The oral surgeon will cut into your gums and use a drill to guide the implant into your jaw bone. Some patients may need a tissue or bone graft at the implant site to help keep it in place and provide support for chewing. Once the implant is placed, it will take a few months to heal and fuse fully to your bone before the abutment, and the prosthetic are placed.
Protect your gums and prevent tooth decay
Once your restoration is complete, Dr. Lawrence and his team will work with you to treat conditions that can lead to additional tooth loss or require a replacement implant. Periodontal disease is the top contributor to tooth loss, and the early warning signs can be easy to miss without routine examinations.
Regular dental cleanings and at-home care can prevent gum disease and tooth decay, and prevent the need for dental fillings, root canals, and further tooth extractions. Contact our office today at (570) 852-2650 for an implant dentist in Kingston, and learn more about how our team can restore your smile.