5 Ways You Can Still Get Dental Implants
You want to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, and that makes sense. But what if you can’t? Call the Hellertown Dental Group today at (610) 838-0131.
Think You Cannot Get A Dental Implants?
Dental implants work very well to replace missing teeth. They last 20 years or more, and they let you chew, talk, and look normal with a full smile. However, some people fear they cannot get dental implants because:
- You need more than one tooth replaced.
- Your jawbone is too thin or weak.
- The tooth being replaced was too small or thin.
- You’re too worried about getting the implant placed.
But that is not true at our Hellertown, PA dental office. We can work around all of that so you get the complete smile you deserve. Here’s how our dentist can help.
Dental Implant Solutions
Dental implants can help your dentures stay in place.
Normally, a dental implant is used to replace one missing tooth. It’s impractical to place 16 dental implants if you need a full arch of teeth replaced. That’s what dentures are for. At Hellertown Dental Group, we can combine the two.
Our implant-secured dentures use several implanted roots to hold firmly to your dentures. When our dentists connect the two, your dentures are not going to move around or fall out. Instead, they stay right where they belong. You’ll also help keep your jawbone healthy with those implanted roots in place.
Bone grafts can make your jawbone strong enough to hold a dental implant.
In order for a dental implant to work, there has to be enough healthy bone tissue for the implant to fuse with. If not, it’s too risky to place the artificial root there. However, our dentists have a solution that not every dental office can offer: bone grafts.
This oral surgery procedure takes healthy bone material and places it here the implant will go. Once healed, your jawbone will be thicker, healthier, or both. This means you will be able to safely get that dental implant and have a durable, beautiful replacement tooth.
Your jawbone has likely stopped growing, so it should be ready for dental implants.
It’s true that young kids should not get dental implants. That’s because their bones are still growing. If a child got an artificial root placed in their jawbone, it could easily move by the time they stopped growing. Chances are, your jawbone is just about done by the time you hit your late teens.
Call us today at (610) 838-0131 to schedule an appointment for dental implants. As long as you are an adult, you should be fine. Our dentists will take digital X-rays to ensure your bone tissue is ready for an implanted root. Then you can finally have all of your teeth back.
Mini dental implants are perfect for replacing small or thin teeth.
A regular dental implant uses an artificial root that might be too big for some teeth. That’s especially true for the smaller ones you have in the front of your mouth. However, there is a solution.
By calling the Hellertown Dental Group, you can ask for mini dental implants instead. These are much thinner than regular dental implants. After our dentists place these in your jawbone, you can get a small or thin replacement tooth connected to it. Now, you can replace any of your teeth that go missing.
Local anesthetic and our friendly staff will help you relax and get a dental implant.
The dental implant procedure is oral surgery. Luckily, our dentists have placed dental implants many times. They are both trained and experienced in implanting the artificial root safely. With some local anesthetic, many patients do not feel much discomfort, if any.
Plus, the team here at Hellertown Dental Group knows how to treat you like a friend. From the moment you walk in, you’ll be treated with respect and warmth. Sometimes, getting taken care of like this can do wonders for your mood. Between a great environment and local anesthetic, you can relax and know your dental implant procedure is just fine.
Call us TODAY to schedule your next appointment for a dental implant: (610) 838-0131. Dr. Hunsicker-Morrissey can help you get past thin jawbones, small teeth, and dental anxiety to get the smile you deserve. With dental implants, you’ll be able to eat and look normal again.