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What REALLY Goes Into Your Dental Implant Treatment?

  • February 15, 2017

It’s not something any of us expect, but many of us will unfortunately suffer from tooth loss in our lives. The number is in the millions, several of those people wear dentures.  Our Williamsport, Pennsylvania, dental office is designed to help you overcome major dental problems.

This means we are experts in replacing missing teeth with dental implants, building up gum and bone tissue, treating gum disease, and resolving serious oral health problems like sleep apnea.

Today we want to address the issue of missing teeth. Dental implants are the most durable and strong tooth replacement options available in dentistry. Implants can be placed to replace single missing teeth or to stabilize dentures.

These days it seems as if everything dentist in the country is advertising dental implants. Some of those dentists offer one dental implant option, and some of those dentists only restore the implants. We not only replace and restore your dental implants, but we also complete additional treatments that can improve the lifespan of your dental implants. You’d be hard pressed to find these services at other dental practices.

Here are a few:

Lift your sinuses!

When the teeth are lost, the jawbone will recede. This process often occurs within a few months of having lost the teeth, and it gets worse overtime. We have sinus located above the upper arch of our mouths. As the upper arch recedes, it gets closer to our sinuses. This poses a problems, especially if you want dental implants.

At Lanap & Implant Center of Pennsylvania, we provide sinus lifts to make room for the dental implants. This treatment takes about an hour to 90 minutes. Once the area has healed, we can move forward with placing dental implants and giving you new, beautiful, functional teeth.  

Building up more bone and gums!

An implant is secured in place by bone, but what if you don’t have healthy jawbone levels? Are you out of luck? Not quite. With state-of-the-art technology, we can build up bone and gum tissue to make way for your dental implants.

We can use calcium grafting materials to stimulate bone grow in areas with depleted jawbone levels. We can also complete a ridge preservation if we need to extract single teeth. This process protects the healthy remaining and prevents the jaw bone from receding. Something unique to our office is that we use platelets rich in growth factors to improve the healing after grafting.

Treating infections with laser dentistry!

The biggest cause of tooth loss is gum disease. This problem can quickly spread around the mouth and cause multiple teeth to fail at a time. Treating gum disease can help ward off tooth loss, or make your mouth healthier. A mouth ravaged by gum disease cannot heal as quickly as a healthy mouth. This is important when it comes to placing dental implants. We need the mouth to be healthy so the implant secures to bone and provides a stable environment for a restoration.

Meet us for a Consultation!

The treatments mentioned above can help patients who have long struggled with removable dentures or having no teeth at all. We are dedicated to building new smiles and restoring faded smiles. We don’t ask you to travel all around town for your treatment, either. We can complete everything under one roof. We often use a variety of different treatments when replacing teeth to make sure your new teeth are beautiful and strong.  

Dental implants can help improve your life and your appearance and erase your eating struggles once and for all. You can start your journey to a healthier mouth by contacting us today.