Gentle Dental of West Chester
125 Turner Lane, West Chester, PA 19380

Dental Implants in West Chester, PA

If you’re missing one or more teeth or have teeth that are failing, dental implants could be the perfect fit for you. Dental implants restore an attractive and confident smile, and they function just like natural teeth. With implants, you don’t have to deal with uncomfortable dentures or unattractive gaps in your smile. Call us today to learn more about the life-enhancing benefits of dental implants in West Chester.

What Is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are designed to be a permanent tooth replacement option. Essentially, they are artificial tooth roots inserted through dental implant surgery. Endosteal dental implants have a screw-like shape and are implanted into the jawbone. Subperiosteal dental implants are frame-like and sit on or above the jawbone. Both types of dental implants will heal in place and provide very stable supports for functional and natural-looking replacement teeth.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. Once you’ve been examined in our office, we’ll provide you with your estimated dental implants cost. Your cost will be affected by whether you receive endosteal or subperiosteal implants, how many implants you need, and how complicated your dental implants surgery will be. Dental implants typically cost more at the outset than other replacement options such as dentures and bridges, but many patients find the price to be worth it because of the many dental implants benefits.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

Check with your insurance company to see if they provide dental implants insurance. While few insurers cover the entire dental implants cost, it’s possible that they may cover part of the dental implants procedure. Despite the cost of dental implants with insurance, you can still obtain affordable dental implants through financing and payment plans. If you’re thinking about getting dental implants in West Chester, contact our office today to learn more about your options. We strive to provide affordable dental implants to our patients.

Dental Implant Procedure Steps to Expect

The dental implants procedure usually happens in two stages. The surgery is often an outpatient procedure that’s done under anesthesia. Most patients report very little to no dental implants procedure pain. First, the dentist makes an incision in the gum and drills into the bone, then places the implant. It then needs to heal into place during a process called osseointegration, which can take three to six months to complete. Once you’re sufficiently healed, the dentist will finish the process of dental implants by connecting your new prosthetic teeth to the dental implants using connectors called abutments.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Patients choose dental implants because of their significant benefits. Dental implants are:

  • Long-lasting
  • Cost effective over time
  • More comfortable than dentures
  • Low maintenance
  • Not detrimental to surrounding teeth
  • Natural-looking and functional

Dental Implant Care

Dental implant care after surgery involves attending to any minor swelling and pain as you heal. You may want to take pain killers and stick to soft foods in the days immediately following your dental implant surgery. Once you’ve healed, caring for dental implants is easy. Just brush, floss, and visit your dentist for checkups as usual.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Only a thorough dental examination can determine with certainty whether or not you are a good dental implants candidate. The main requirements are that you have strong, healthy gums and adequate jawbone to support the implants. However, even patients who have some oral health issues may still be candidates for dental implants. There are many customizations to the dental implants procedure that are possible.

If you think you may be someone who needs dental implants in West Chester, call us to schedule a consultation.

Typically How Long Does a Dental Implant Last?

Once your dental implants are healed and set properly, your level of care will be the primary factor that determines how long dental implants last. Care for your dental implants just as well as you’d care for natural teeth to avoid gum infection and other problems that can lead to bone loss around the implants. With proper care and regular checkups with your dentist, your implants can last for many years and possibly a lifetime. If you’re ready for the enhanced quality of life that dental implants can provide, call us today.

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