Dental Implants – Camp Hill, PA
A Modern Approach to Tooth Replacement
Dental implants are the state-of-the-art way to replace missing teeth. They are small, titanium cylinders that are placed in the jawbone. Once they attach to the bone, they mimic the roots of the missing teeth. They are very strong and act as a foundation to support the dental work placed on them. They can be used to replace one tooth, several teeth, or a full arch of teeth.
Why Choose Rina Singh, DDS for Dental Implants?
- Partners with Highly Trained Specialists
- Replace Any Number of Teeth
- Modern Technology in a Comfortable Office
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants consist of three main parts. This includes the metal post that is placed directly into the jaw, the restoration that goes on top and completes your smile, and the abutment that attaches these main components together. Dental implants can be used to replace single teeth and even all the teeth in a specific arch, meaning you can effectively replace your traditional denture with one retained with dental implants. This makes them one of the most versatile tooth replacement options to date.
Benefits of Dental Implants
The advantage of dental implants over a traditional fixed bridge is that they eliminate the need to cut down the adjacent teeth for crowns. Even in cases where the adjacent teeth may need to be crowned for other reasons, implants have been proven to last longer than a fixed bridge. In addition, when teeth are tied together with a bridge, if one tooth fails, the entire bridge must be replaced. With an implant, the adjacent teeth and the implant all function independently.
Indications of Dental Implants
Whether you have a single tooth that needs to be replaced or several at a time, chances are you can get the job done with dental implants. In fact, it’s one of the many reasons why they’ve become so popular over the years. Below, you can learn more about your options for replacing teeth via this treatment ahead of your first consultation with Dr. Singh. We look forward to helping you achieve a complete and healthy smile!
Missing One Tooth
To replace one tooth, we’ll only need to place one implant directly into your jaw, then give it time to heal over the next several months. Prior to placement of the restoration, an abutment will be attached to the implant so that the crown remains stable over time.
Missing Multiple Teeth
When replacing multiple consecutive teeth, dental implants can provide a reasonable alternative to dental bridges. For example, not only can a pair of dental implants effectively hold a complex bridge made up of multiple crowns, but a single implant can even hold bridges made from as many as two crowns!
Missing All of Your Teeth
Whether you aren’t happy with your partial or full denture, dental implants can actually provide substantial improvements in the feel and function of your smile. In most cases, implant-retained dentures only need between four and six implants to hold a full arch, making it quite cost-effective.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
If you’d prefer to have your new smile as soon as possible, All-on-4 enables patients to receive a restoration the same day that their dental implants are placed. This is done by maximizing the amount of bone tissue to receive the implants, even for those who have been wearing a denture for a long time.
Partners with the Best
While we do not perform every stage of your dental implant treatment, we do work with highly trained specialists that are more than prepared to replace any number of teeth. This collaborative approach ensures that you receive the most comprehensive care possible, no matter how complex your needs are. When treatment is completed, you will come back to our office to receive your permanent restoration and maintain routine checkups.
Cost of Treating Dental Implants
In order to know the cost of your dental implant treatment, you’ll have to complete a detailed consultation. Not only is this crucial to better understanding your needs for tooth replacement, but it’s the only way to know if you need preparatory treatments to receive implants with confidence. Thankfully, most patients note that dental implants are a cost-effective option thanks to their longevity and functionality (as well as their incredible esthetics.)