Kingston, PA, patients ask, “Where can I find dental implants for my missing teeth?”

While losing a tooth as a child is a fun, picture-taking moment, tooth loss as an adult often causes patients to feel self-conscious and can have serious oral health impacts. Dr. Stephen Lawrence from the Lawrence Dental Group in Kingston, PA, has helped countless patients understand their tooth replacement options, including dental implants. He addresses many common questions and helps patients feel more confident about replacing missing teeth. 

Why do adults lose their teeth? 

We may think that our permanent teeth will last forever, but tooth loss can be caused by several factors, including: 

  • Tooth decay – A cavity that goes undetected and untreated won’t get better. Instead, it will continue to damage your tooth. As the damage increases, it becomes harder to treat with a filling. When a tooth is severely damaged, a dentist may recommend extraction.
  • Gum disease – Advanced gum disease can cause a breakdown of the gums that support your teeth, causing them to become loose. 
  • Accident or trauma – Accidents can happen to the most careful dental patients. Teeth can be broken or damaged after biting into something hard, like ice or sourdough pretzels. They can also be impacted by a fall, a car accident, or an injury that involves the mouth. 

How can I replace my missing tooth? 

There are many options for tooth replacement, including dentures, crown and bridge appliances, and implants. Each treatment has advantages and can be used for one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or a complete arch of upper or lower teeth. Patients who want a nearly permanent solution often opt for implants.

How do dental implants work? 

A dental implant is a replacement tooth root that is inserted through the gum into the jawbone. A replacement tooth, or crown, is attached to the top of the implant, giving patients both the look and function of a natural tooth. 

Do dental implants hurt?

The dental implant process will require several trips to the dentist over several months. However, each step of the process is performed using local anesthesia so that patients remain comfortable. 

Are dental implants expensive? 

A consultation with your dentist will be required to understand the investment needed for dental implants. At Lawrence Dental, each patient is provided with a customized treatment plan that considers your budget, lifestyle, and timeline. 

If you have teeth that need to be restored and are considering dental implants, call Lawrence Dental Group today at (570) 852-2650.

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Dr. Stephen Lawrence Dr. Stephen Lawrence has served as a private practitioner for over 25 years. From Instant Orthodontics to Smile Makeovers’, he is considered as one of the most skilled and experienced cosmetic dentists in the area. He has attended the prestigious Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and is also a certified Clear Aligners Preferred Provider and Perio Protect nonsurgical gum treatment provider. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Pennsylvania Dental Association.

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Calming and relaxing environment

Dr. Lawrence has state of the art technology and equipment. You are in and out in one visit, if you need a crown, no return visit with a temporary one needed like other dentists, love it!! Dr. Lawrence creates a calming and relaxing environment, so if you’re afraid of the dentist, don’t be, especially here!!!

Mike C.

Mike C.

Best experience I've ever had

Holy. Crap. I never thought I would love a Dentist, but I love them, so much. Best experience I’ve ever had, period. (however, I may change my opinion after my extraction appointment in a couple of weeks… hahahahaha)

Jonathan E.

Jonathan E.

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