At Fairchance Dental Arts, we focus on restoring your smile to its original look. Dental implants not only get you your desired look but they also help prevent further dental issues caused by missing teeth. Our dental staff is dedicated to providing you with long-lasting results and protecting your oral and overall health.
Our team is made up of experienced and certified professionals that will make you feel like family while giving you an excellent smile. One of the easiest ways to restore your dental health and keep your smile and jaw looking strong is through dental implants which are:
Tired of Dealing With Missing Teeth?
There are many reasons why teeth go missing and it is nothing to be worried about because there is a safe, simple, and effective treatment to address the issue: dental implants. Some of the reasons why you could lose a tooth are:
- Gum disease.
- Poor nutrition.
- Weakened jaw.
- Bacteria / Tooth decay.
Dental implants are not only a way to fill in the place of a missing tooth to complete your smile but they will protect your mouth from many oral problems. Call our office today for an initial consultation and get a personalized treatment plan.
The Problems With Missing Teeth
Missing a tooth as an adult is a major problem because you do not have the luxury of another tooth growing back in. When a tooth falls out, you should act fast and take the steps to fix it.
Regardless of how you lost your tooth, it is the last thing you want to worry about and due to the negative impacts of losing a tooth, it tends to cause stress. Here are some of those issues brought on by missing teeth:
- Lowered self-confidence.
- Jaw pain or locking.
- Gum recession.
- Gum disease.
- Bone loss.
With the help of dental implants, you will not have to worry about these problems. Our implant dentists work for your needs and want to give you back a strong smile. Dental implants solve all the issues brought on by a missing tooth in a strong, long-lasting, and cosmetic way.
Dental implants can support an array of tooth replacements that can be custom-designed to make your smile yours again. These replacement options include:
One of the big issues with a missing tooth is that the remaining teeth will attempt to fill in the gap and that will affect your bite and cause crowding or abnormal gaps for the other teeth.
Another problem is that a missing tooth can create a whistling noise when you talk and food can easily get trapped in there, causing bacteria to build up. This is why dental implants are not only a great way to bring back your beaming smile, but they are also necessary to protect the rest of your mouth.
Dental Implants Will Restore Your Smile
Dental implants are a great foundation for other dental appliances like a crown or dentures. They act as a root that connects to the jaw and the dental accessory. You can smile and eat in peace knowing that your bite, jawline, and dental health are intact.
One of our patients’ favorite things about dental implants is that they allow you to eat all of your guilty pleasure foods without stressing about your tooth replacement falling out. The dental implants are made from titanium rods that are long-lasting and strong.
Dental implants stimulate your jaw which helps keep it strong and healthy. If your jawbone grows too weak because of a lack of stimulation, you are at risk of losing the rest of your teeth.
Protect your dental health and your facial structure with dental implants!
Why You Should Choose Fairchance Dental Arts
Our dental team is patient-focused and driven to help you get your desired look. With our advanced technology and fantastic service, we can cater to your mouth and its dental needs. We handle everything in-house so you do not have to see multiple providers and travel back and forth between offices.
At our office, every patient is family and that is why we have the technology and in-office services to make taking care of your dental health as convenient as possible. Join our family when you get dental implants at Fairchance Dental Arts.
“Always a pleasure going there . They address all the dental issues I have very quickly. I highly recommend going there.”
“The staff was very friendly and polite. The wait time was minimal. The dentist and assistant made sure that I was comfortable throughout the procedure. I would highly recommend the office to family and friends.”
How Does the Dental Implant Process Work?
Dental implants are a stepping stone to numerous dental accessory options like dental bridges, crowns, and implant-supported dentures This gives you the stability of real teeth with as many natural-looking teeth as you need. To get the smile you’re longing for, you’ll need to first set up a consultation.
- Consultation: The process starts with an initial consultation with our implant dentist. You’ll go over what you want out of dental implants and we’ll address all of your questions and concerns. During this consultation, a price quote will be provided to you.
- Preparation: If you and our dentist decide to move forward, the next step would be to schedule the treatment and prepare the tooth replacement you would like applied to the implant as well as the implant post itself.
- Scans and X-Rays: We filled-outtake x-ray photos of the area to create a plan for the implant service. We will walk you through all of the steps so that you are comfortable with the procedure.
- Anesthesia: On the day of your procedure, we’ll make sure you are comfortable with our sedation dentistry options. Once the anesthetics have taken effect, we’ll start the process of giving you your new smile.
- Implantation: Our dentist will fuse the titanium rods to your jaw, which creates a permanent “root” for your mouth. This process provides strong support for a dental accessory to be placed onto.
The site will take 4–6 months to heal and will require a follow-up appointment after the procedure. The dental appliance or restoration will be placed on top of the dental implant once your implant has healed completely.
Types of Tooth-Replacements Offered at Fairchance Dental Arts
Crowns: Dental crowns are great for a single tooth replacement. Our crowns are made of durable materials that can be customized to match the size, shape, and color of your other teeth so that your new tooth blends right in with the rest of your smile. A dental crown can be placed directly onto the implant for a sturdy new tooth!
Bridges: Dental bridges can replace one or more teeth in a row. They can use implants or adjacent teeth to support the new teeth. Bridges connected to adjacent teeth are secured permanently with special dental adhesive. Implant-supported bridges can sport many teeth all held up by a single implant, depending on the situation.
Partial Dentures: Sometimes it might be nice to have the option of removing your replacement teeth. If you’re only missing a few teeth in a row and would like the option of removing your new teeth, partial dentures are a great way to go! They look like natural teeth, but they can be adjusted to your comfort level.
Full Dentures: Missing most or all of your teeth? No problem! We also offer full dentures that can replace an entire arch of teeth. These dentures are removable, so you can enjoy some flexibility with your new smile. Our dentures are also crafted uniquely for each patient in an attempt to recreate the smile they’ve lost.
Implant-Supported Dentures: These dentures connect 2–6 dental implants that secure the dentures in place. This gives you complete stability and a natural-looking smile. The cosmetic benefits of implant-supported dentures include a filled-out face and jaw because, unlike other denture options, implant dentures stimulate the jawbone.
Dental Implants FAQ
How Much Will the Typical Dental Implant Cost?
We do not want finances to be the thing holding you back from getting the treatment you need. During your initial implant consultation, we will walk you through payment plans and give you a full quote so that you know what to expect for your service.
To help make your treatment cost easier, we offer ACH payments to make payments even easier. We have Care Credit and 12 months of interest-free financing available.
Our dental office accepts most major insurances including:
- UPMC Dental Advantage.
- United Concordia.
- And more!
We make seeking reimbursements even easier for you by submitting claims to the insurance company so you don’t have to.
Are Dental Implants Painful?
With our advanced technology and extensive experience, we make the dental implant process as smooth and painless as possible. There are many pain management options available depending on what you need and want:
- Nitrous gas (laughing gas).
- Sedation through an IV.
- Location numbing.
With all of the pain management options, the dental implant should not cause any problems. After the implantation process, we will get you a prescription for pain management care so that you never have to worry about feeling discomfort during recovery.
Dental implants protect you from pain in the long run because they prevent infection, temporomandibular joint problems, and future dental treatment. When you get dental implants you are investing in your mouth and keeping pain away.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
With proper at-home care and regular dental cleanings, your dental implants should last a lifetime. Since dental implants are made out of sturdy titanium material and are designed to fit your mouth, there is no need to worry about the durability or the positioning of the implant.
Unlike most dental treatments this service should last for decades because it works as roots for your teeth so additional work on it is not needed. While the accessory on top of the implant may need to be replaced in the future, you can rest assured knowing that your implant is there to stay. It will be just like a real tooth’s root with the added benefit of protecting your dental health.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are not for everyone and not everyone needs what a dental implant entails. One way to know if you are a candidate for dental implants is to get a consultation with our implant dentist so that they can fully assess what you want and how implants can help you.
Some key features our dentist will look for to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants are:
- Age: To be eligible for dental implants, your jaw needs to have stopped growing so that the implant does not interfere or get shifted as a young person’s mouth continues to grow.
- Gums: Healthy gums are very important for successful implantation. Severe infection or recession could complicate the process. If either of these issues applies to you, we will happily treat the issue so you can get your implants.
- Bone Density: The strength of your jawbone is critical for a dental implant so that it has something strong to connect with. Without a stable jawbone, a bone graft may be necessary before getting an implant.
Many things make you a good candidate for dental implants and some of those are people with:
- Failing roots.
- Missing tooth.
- Decaying or infected teeth.
Our dentists can determine if dental implants are right for you. We will work with you to solve whatever oral issues you have and give you a beaming smile that you can feel confident in.
How Should I Prepare for Dental Implants?
Much of the leg work will already be done if you have a missing tooth but you can prepare for the implants by having a consultation with the dentist and deciding what you want out of the dental implants.
You can prepare by fully expressing your goals to our implant dentist and bringing up any questions or concerns you might have. We want to make you feel comfortable and happy in your smile.
If you want to replace your old teeth with implant-supported dentures or get rid of damaged or infected teeth, then the first step would be to have those remaining teeth removed.
Before your procedure, it would be a good idea to take a few days off of work. You’re going to need lots of rest in the days immediately following your surgery. Another tip would be to stock up on soft foods that are easy to swallow.
Is There Any Additional Care After Dental Implants?
We’ll probably ask you to return to our office a few times just to make sure everything is progressing as it should be.
After that, you will only need regular dental hygiene appointments. Getting regular dental cleanings can save you time, money, and unnecessary pain. Dental implants are as simple to care for as your original teeth.
Ready To Schedule?
Call our office today to schedule a consultation to see how dental implants can work for you. Protect your dental health and cosmetic future with dental implants and our exceptional care. Find out if dental implants are right for you at your home for a beaming smile.