Dental Implants in State College, PA

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What Are Dental Implants?

Thanks to their aesthetic appearance and ability to function just like natural teeth, dental implants have revolutionized tooth replacement in a number of life-changing ways. Dental implants consist of a metal screw (typically titanium) that serves as the root of a missing tooth and a lifelike crown, bridge, or denture restoration. These tooth replacements imbed into the jawbone for stability and biting power and can offer long-term results when placed by a qualified implant dentist. If you or a loved one have missing teeth, require a tooth extraction, or need dental implants in State College, PA, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Centre County to schedule your consultation. Our dentist is certified to place and restore dental implants, allowing us to complete the entire implant process from the convenience of our office.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Implants can replace a single missing tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch by connecting to an implant-supported crown, denture, or bridge. Dental implants also appear to rise from the gumline, just like natural teeth. Since implants fuse solidly with the jawbone by serving as a tooth root, they are not at risk for rocking, slipping, or causing discomfort. Dental implants do, however, need adequate bone volume in the jaw and healthy gum tissues for support. During your consultation, our State College implant dentist will evaluate the health of your jawbone and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for implant dentistry. In some cases, a bone graft may be needed before the implant is placed to strengthen the foundation of the jaw and increase your candidacy for this tooth-replacement option. Dental implant surgery may not be a recommended option if you are pregnant, use tobacco products, or are being treated for another condition, like periodontal disease.

What Is the Dental Implant Process?

At Advanced Dentistry of Centre County, we are proud to offer the convenience of one-stop care to patients needing dental implants in State College, PA. To prepare for your implant procedure, you may first need to have unsalvageable teeth extracted or a bone graft performed. When your mouth is ready for the implant to be placed, the treatment area will be numbed with local anesthesia. Other sedation dentistry techniques may be added to enhance your comfort if needed. Our implant dentist will create a small incision in the gums and precisely position the titanium post in the jawbone. As the dental implant integrates into the gums and jawbone over the next 6 – 9 months, a temporary crown or cover may be placed over the implants. As soon as the dental implant(s) is healed into your jaw and gums, we will custom-create your restoration (implant-retained crown, bridge, or denture) and attach it securely to your implant post(s).

What Can I Expect With Dental Implants?

You may have some short-term swelling and discomfort in your mouth after your dental implant procedure. Our team will let you know what is to be expected and what should be reported to our office. As soon as your implants have integrated into your jaw and your custom restoration is connected, your implants can be cared for just like your natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing. When you visit Advanced Dentistry of Centre County for your routine dental cleanings and exams, our team will evaluate your implants and clean them with special instruments. While the restorative portion of your implant may need to be replaced over time due to normal wear and tear, the implant itself may serve your oral health for a long period of time.

Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?

Depending on your dental insurance and exact coverage, a portion of your dental implant surgery and custom restoration may be covered. We will talk to your insurance to determine your coverage and estimate personal costs. Advanced Dentistry of Centre County accepts several finance options, including our in-house Healthy Smiles Program, and will be happy to assist you in applying for low-interest financing through CareCredit®.

MOdern Options for Tooth REplacement

Implant dentistry may be an excellent choice if you need to replace missing teeth or have damaged teeth extracted. Using the latest in state-of-the-art techniques, our implant dentist is proud to offer this gold standard treatment and can complete the entire implant procedure under one roof. If you are searching for a practice that offers dental implants in State College, PA, or would like to learn more about this tooth-replacement option, please schedule a visit at Advanced Dentistry of Centre County today.

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