Dental Implants – Bensalem, PA
Finally, a Solution
for Your Missing Teeth
Each of your teeth plays an integral role in maintaining your ability to chew food effectively, pronounce words and smile with confidence. Therefore, if any number of them are missing, life suddenly becomes more difficult, but there’s a remedy. When you visit the dentists at our Bensalem dental office to have your smile reconstructed, you’ll once again have a smile that functions and feels like brand new. Contact us today to experience the multiple advantages of receiving dental implants in Bensalem, PA!
Why Choose Perfect Smiles of Bensalem for Dental Implants?
- In-House Implant Placement Available
- Dental Experts In Implants Performing Treatment
- Cone Beam CT Scanner for Better Planning
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a complex restoration designed to not only replace teeth, but effectively mimic the root portion as well. This is what makes dental implants so distinguishable from other tooth replacement methods like dental bridges and dentures. It consists of a titanium post (which mimics the root), a restoration that sits on top (this could be a crown, bridge or even a full or partial denture), and an abutment (which is used to add stability to the restoration.)
The Benefits of Dental Implants
While there are different ways to replace missing teeth, there is one that stands in a class of its own: dental implant insertion. This method involves the surgical attachment of a titanium post to the jawbone, which mimics the function of the original tooth root. This feature of dental implants in Bensalem separates them from any other form of tooth replacement and leaves you with the ability to maintain a regular diet again, but the perks don’t stop there.
When you receive a dental implant from the skilled hands of Dr. Gutman, here are some specific advantages you can expect to enjoy:
- Tooth and Root Replacement – As mentioned earlier, a dental implant does more than just replace a tooth; it also restores the missing stability of the tooth root.
- Longevity – With proper care, a dental implant can last 30 or more years.
- High Success Rate – At the 10-year mark, the average success rate of dental implants is 95%.
- Restored Functionality – With a new dental implant, you can expect to regain up to 75% of your original chewing capacity.
- Symmetrical Smile – You don’t have to settle for only the usage of your teeth; you’ll also have a beautiful new smile with dental implant placement.
- No Damage to the Surrounding Teeth – Whereas other replacement methods, like traditional crowns and bridges, rely on the surrounding teeth to stabilize the new fixture, the dental implant process requires no alterations of any of your other teeth.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
Another attractive feature of the dental implant process is that it’s versatile in nature. That means any number of missing teeth can be replaced. It all starts with a visit to our Bensalem office, at which time Dr. Gutman will perform a complete and thorough examination to fully assess the current condition of your teeth and your oral health in general. Then, based on your specific needs, one of the following routes will be taken.
Missing One Tooth
To replace a single missing tooth, we’ll first place the dental implant and then allow time for you to heal sufficiently. Later, we’ll invite you back to the office to have a titanium abutment placed that provides a secure way for the final restoration (porcelain crown) to be attached.
Missing Multiple Teeth
A traditional way to replace several missing teeth is with a dental bridge or a partial denture. The problem with both is they rely on the other teeth to either be bonded or clasped to. An implant-retained denture is a better option because it allows a set of prosthetic teeth to be securely and permanently fastened.
Missing All of Your Teeth
If you’re missing a full set of teeth, the last thing you want is to endure dental implant placement for each tooth. Instead, Dr. Gutman will strategically place four to six implants per arch. By them being attached to the jawbone at the safest and most advantageous angles, they provide a secure way to fully reconstruct your smile.
We’ll design a custom set of dentures with snaps on their underside that allow them to attach to the abutments. That means you won’t have to worry about any slips or the embarrassment of the appliances falling out your mouth.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
Do you wish you could walk out of the practice with a complete smile the same day as your implant placement? At Perfect Smiles of Bensalem, you can! The All-on-4 implant treatment allows us to place four implants throughout the mouth in a way that maximizes bone tissue. This lets us place a full denture on top of these implants the very same day.
Do you have minimal bone tissue that makes it difficult to receive dental implants? Mini dental implants are substantially thinner and easier to place inside of bone tissue, even for those who have been missing teeth for a very long time! It’s a great alternative for those looking to replace teeth via dental implants despite long-term bone loss.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
As with most purchases, you get what you pay for when it comes to dental implants. This tooth replacement solution comes with many unique benefits, making it well worth your investment. There are various factors that contribute to the overall cost of your dental implants in Bensalem. Read on to learn what you can expect!
Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery
Before your implant surgery, any preexisting issues must be treated, including problems like gum disease and necessary tooth extractions. Typically, this will increase the price of your treatment. Next, your surgery will incur its own cost, and you may pay more based on the type of anesthesia used. An advantage of dentistry at Perfect Smiles of Bensalem is that we place and restore your dental implants, giving you compact fees instead of multiple bills from your dentist and an implant specialist.
The Parts of Your Dental Implant
Usually, you can expect a higher cost if you are getting multiple implants. However, your price will also depend on the type of dental implants you receive. They are made of titanium, zirconia, and other materials. Just like with other items you may shop around for; some implants are better than others. We are always transparent with our patients about using high-quality dental implants for the highest success rates.
Final Dental Implant Restoration
In addition to the type of implants you get, the restorations necessary will also affect your cost. For a single missing tooth, a dental crown supported by an implant is usually a great option. If you’re missing multiple teeth consecutively, we can use an implant-retained dental bridge to literally “bridge” the gap. And for those missing all or most of their teeth, we can use an average of 4 dental implants to support a denture for a stable full smile replacement.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Dental insurance typically won’t cover dental insurance, however this will depend on your plan. In some cases, certain portions of the procedure may be partially covered, including the initial consultation, treatment of preexisting issues, and the final restoration. Our friendly front desk team will do their best to maximize your insurance benefits while minimizing your out-of-pocket spending. We are always happy to communicate with your insurance directly to file claims.
Making Dental Implants Affordable
At Perfect Smiles of Bensalem, we want our patients to have access to the best dental services at fees they can afford. If you don’t have insurance, there is no need to worry! We offer an amazing dental implant special where patients can get the entire dental implant tooth replacement, abutment, and restoration for just $2,650. We also accept alternative financing options through CareCredit. With this affordable solution, patients can make low-to-no interest monthly payments based on their specific needs.