Dental implants are one of the most effective replacements for a missing, damaged, or decayed tooth. An implant improves not only the look and function of your smile but can benefit your oral health. Dental implants are lasting, stable dental restorations that replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or complete arches of teeth. Dr. Kelly Halle-Brown can surgically place the dental implant post, which is a titanium screw, in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. Patients can receive a dental crown for a single missing tooth or bridges and dentures for many missing teeth. Dr. Halle-Brown offers complete restorative treatment with dental implants in Quakertown, PA.
Benefits of Dental Implants in Quakertown, PA
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime.
- Provide permanent restorations
- Look and feel natural
- Prevent facial sagging
- Restore bite function
- Keep adjacent natural teeth stable
Whether you have a single missing tooth or all of your teeth missing, Dr. Halle-Brown will help you find the right implant-supported restoration for your needs.
Dental Implant Treatment
Implants replace the missing tooth root and ensure that your dental restoration is stable. Depending on which teeth are missing, and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom-made to fit comfortably.
Before implant treatment, Dr. Halle-Brown will ensure that you are in good oral health. She may recommend bone grafting as needed to add healthy jaw bone tissue for patients who have lost tissue through bone resorption. The jaw bone helps stabilize the implant post.
Dr. Halle-Brown will take detailed x-rays and images of the smile. She will use Cephalometric X-rays, which allow her to see the jaw bone and help take measurements. Dr. Halle-Brown also uses a dental surgery guide to aid in implant placement. The X-Guide 3-D navigation system helps Dr. Halle-Brown determine the precise angle, position, and depth of the implant post. She uses this planning software with digital scans of the smile to find the optimal tooth placement for each individual patient.
During implant treatment, Dr. Halle-Brown will place the implant post in the jaw bone beneath the gum tissue. She will place a healing cap on the implants. Then, over a period of osseointegration, the bone begins to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period of three to six months, Dr. Halle-Brown will place the final dental implant restoration.
Restore Your Missing Teeth Today
If you would like to see if you are an implant candidate, call (215) 876-0543. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Halle-Brown online. Please let Dr. Halle-Brown know if you have any questions about implant dentistry or the implant process. She will be happy to help you.