Dental Implants - Lehigh Valley
Fill in the Gaps For Good
Dr. Salivonchik crafts custom
dental solutions for every single patient in need. If you have one or more
missing teeth, he may recommend state-of-the-art dental implants. A
periodontist places the implants, and Dr. Salivonchik creates and places
custom-made replacement teeth on top of them. This collaboration ensures
that our patients receive the highest level of care that we can provide. As
our patient, you’ll enjoy our undivided attention before, during, and
after your smile’s transformation. In the end, it will seem like your
teeth were never missing in the first place! To schedule a consultation and
learn more about what dental implants could do for you,
contact us today.
Why Choose S. John Salivonchik, D.M.D., P.C. for Dental Implants?
20+ years of experience
Able to replace any number of teeth for a lifetime
Restorations custom-made for every patient
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants will improve your smile’s appearance, comfort, and
function. You won’t experience the jawbone loss that occurs when teeth
are missing, and you needn’t worry about embarrassing slippage that
sometimes accompanies traditional replacement teeth methods. Many patients
report that they look younger with dental implants, due to the support
provided to facial skin and muscles.
Indications for Dental Implants
One of the best parts about dental implants is that they are so versatile.
Dr. Salivonchik can use them to reliably replace any number of teeth for
your particular situation:
Dental Implant Placement & Restoration
After a thorough evaluation to determine your candidacy for dental implants
– including the use of advanced technology to assess jaw structure and
measure bone density – our implant team will map out each step in your
smile’s restoration. Some patients require bone or sinus grafting to
alter bone structure prior to implant surgery, as well as
general dentistry services to improve
oral health. No matter your needs, Dr. Salivonchik and our periodontist will
ensure you receive the care you need.
Dr. Salivonchik will assess whether to wait until osseointegration occurs
(the 3-month to 6-month process during which your jawbone fuses with the
implant posts) to place your replacement teeth, or whether you qualify for
immediate attachment of your prosthetic(s). Regardless of the process for
which you qualify, you’ll never be without teeth during the dental
Partners with the Best
To begin the dental implant process, our periodontist places one post for
each missing tooth or a few precisely positioned in the jawbone to secure a
denture, partial, or bridge. Dr. Salivonchik designs your custom replacement
teeth, and a skilled artist at a highly respected dental lab fabricates the
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Every dental implant treatment is fully customized based on a
patient’s unique needs, so as a result, there is no fixed price for
the procedure. Factors such as how many implants a patient is receiving,
what kind of restoration is needed, and any necessary preparatory procedures
can all influence the final cost. So, how much will it cost YOU to get
dental implants? We can let you know at a one-on-one consultation where we
can answer this and any other questions you might have.
While dental implants can be a significant investment, they often end up
costing patients less compared to traditional bridges and dentures.
Why? Largely because of their longevity. With a regular restoration, a
patient will have to pay to have it replaced multiple times over the years,
but with implants, they are often just a onetime cost, able to last for the
rest of a patient’s life with maintenance.