Did you know that millions of Americans continue to suffer from tooth loss – whether it’s due to tooth decay, injury, or periodontal disease? Years ago, the only option available to correct this issue was to get removable dentures or bridges. Today, more and more people in Montgomery and Bucks County are choosing dental implants as a way to improve their smiles as well as their oral health. At Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart Dental Associates, you will receive complete dental care from doctors you can trust in a family-oriented practice serving Montgomery County and Bucks County.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium screws that serve as the root of a missing tooth. These artificial roots are used to support a restoration for a missing tooth or teeth, providing a permanent base for a crown or bridge. Once the dental implant is placed into the jawbone, the implant begins to integrate with the bone. Implants can be placed immediately following extraction of the tooth while the patient is still numb, or they are placed in a space where a tooth has been removed. Once the implant integrates, usually three to six months, patients return to our office to have their brand new implant restoration placed to fill that space.
How to Know if You’re A Good Candidate for Dental Implants
What is the first step to determine if dental implants are right for you? Schedule an implant consultation with one of our trusted doctors in either our Harleysville or Souderton office. You will be able to learn more about the implant process and determine if you are a candidate for implant restoration.
Many factors contribute to your ability to have an implant placed. Patients need to have sufficient bone tissue for the implant to be successful. At both of our offices in Montgomery and Bucks County, we utilize 3D imaging to individually evaluate each patient. Additionally, patients need to have good oral hygiene and be free from periodontal disease. After the examination and planning visit, the patient can expect the process to take a few months. At Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart Dental Associates, you will receive complete dental care from doctors you can trust in a family-oriented dentist office in Montgomery County and Bucks County.
The Process: We Are with You Every Step of the Way
When you come to one of our dental offices for dental implants in Souderton or Harleysville, you will begin your implant restoration visit with a consultation with one of our trusted doctors. After an examination and planning visit, the patient can expect the process to take as little as three visits over the course of three to nine months. The same doctor will see their patient through all phases of care, from diagnosis to placement.
How Long Do Implants Last?
When faced with needing to replace a missing tooth or teeth, many patients may wonder if it is worth the money. With the proper care and continued hygiene, dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. Healthy gums are essential to the longevity of a dental implant. Making an investment in your smile can be an overwhelming decision. At Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart Dental Associates, we use several world-class implant systems and choose the best design for our patient. Using different systems, along with our software, allows us to place implants, even in patients with little bone.
“With the use of our i-CAT scanner, we are able to select the very best location for placing and restoring implants properly. With this updated technology, we evaluate a patient’s comprehensive 3-D image including all nerves, spaces, sinuses and bone,” says Dr. George Reinhart. “Then, we use the software to virtually place an implant to a patient’s i-CAT scan. This information allows us to accurately determine where implants may be successfully placed. When we place an implant, it is with experience, skill, and precision.”
Financing Dental Implants
Our dentists in Harleysville and Souderton, PA, explain each procedure from start to finish so that our patients can be informed, educated, and comfortable throughout the entire process. Your dental health is our primary focus, and our implant coordinator will work with you so that you can afford and finance the treatment you need. Our highest priority is to restore confidence in your smile through our advanced dental procedures. “It feels great to give our patients a beautiful smile with a well-functioning tooth,” says Dr. Reckner. “And, it’s an even better feeling to see our patients very pleased with the results as it lasts year after year.” If you would like to learn more about implant restoration in Montgomery County or Bucks County, browse our website or call one of our offices at 215-486-1649 or 215-486-1652 for more information.