Make Dental Implants Your First Choice
Whether you have one or many missing teeth, you may not be able to eat comfortably. Those gaps may make you too embarrassed to smile or socialize. With extensive or total tooth loss, you may notice your facial shape changing as your jawbone shrinks. Considered the “gold” standard in tooth replacement, dental implants are not only one of the most natural-looking solutions available, they’re also the only permanent solution for replacing your missing teeth. Regain your long-term oral health, smile aesthetics, and dental function with dental implants in Oakdale, PA near the greater Pittsburgh metro area.
Made up of three components—a post, an abutment, and a restoration—dental implants perform the function of real teeth. Fixed in your jawbone, they support single and multiple restorations as well as implant supported dentures and full mouth dental implants. Dr. TJ Ameredes, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists with more than 15 years of experience, has placed and restored thousands of dental implants in the Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania areas. When designing your perfect treatment plan, Dr. Ameredes and his team uses the most advanced technology and reliable materials to ensure long-lasting results. Our practice is here to help you experience a life of health, function, and confidence with dental implants as your permanent new teeth!
A New Smile Made to Your Needs
Dental implants are among the most versatile tooth replacements available and can replace any number of missing teeth. They can support a dental bridge or crown to replace one or more sequential missing teeth. Implants can also increase the stability of a denture, which snaps securely to implants anchored in the jawbone. Dental implants will permanently support a full bridge of artificial teeth if all of your teeth are gone. This makes it possible to eat any type of food with realistic-looking, strong teeth. In all cases, implants enable you to eat comfortably, feel confident in a full smile, improve your oral and physical health, and enjoy a better overall quality of life.
Dental Implant Placement and Restoration
Your dental implant treatment is personalized to your specific oral health condition and smile goals. You’ll first have a consultation with our implant dentist, where we’ll discuss your dental and medical history, take digital x-rays and impressions, and formulate a custom treatment plan. If you need tooth extractions or bone grafting, we’ll determine if they need to be completed before implant surgery or on the same day.
It’s typically on your next visit that you’ll undergo dental implant placement surgery. With advanced guided technology and sedation, this surgery is comfortable and efficient and can be completed in just 90 minutes. In some cases, we may attach a temporary tooth or set of teeth during the same appointment. As your mouth heals—usually three or more months—you’ll be able to eat comfortably and enjoy restored smile aesthetics. Once your implants have fully fused with the jawbone, you can come back here to the same office to receive your permanent, custom-made restoration—an advantage not all practices offer.
Dental Implants Change Your Life
Dental implants provide many advantages over other tooth replacement options. Unlike dentures, implants are permanently secured in your jawbone and provide the function of artificial tooth roots. They’re fixed and are sufficiently stable to restore over 99% of your natural biting and chewing power. Unlike dental bridges, implants don’t require healthy teeth to support the restoration. Implants require only proper jawbone density to remain secure and strong, providing stimulation to keep the bone healthy. For these reasons, implants are one of the best solutions and nearly all patients are already candidates or can qualify after having their jawbone volume restored through bone grafting. Implants provide these lasting benefits: