Restoring Smiles with Dental Implants in Whitehall
Dr. Salivonchik crafts custom dental solutions. If you have one or more missing teeth, he may recommend state-of-the-art dental implants. An onsite periodontist places the implants, and Dr. Salivonchik creates and mounts custom-made replacement teeth. This collaboration ensures that 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.
Definition of a Dental Implant
Dental implants provide an attractive and long-lasting alternative to traditional prosthetics. Surgical-grade titanium posts inserted in the jawbone serve as new tooth roots and hold replacement teeth in place for unrivaled comfort, function, and appearance.
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.
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 craftsman at a respected dental lab fabricates the final restorations.
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 mount 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 implant process.
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.
Call our Coplay, Pa dental office today to schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. Salivonchik. Our dental practice, located in the Lehigh Valley, serves Coplay, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, The Poconos, and surrounding areas.