Posted:Aug 22, 2016
Dental implants from your New Freedom, Shrewsbury, and York County area dentist are an ideal form of tooth replacement, as the implant restores full function in a way no other process can, with the titanium post acting as a new root in the jawbone. Through an integration process, this restoration becomes part of the permanent structure. A crown, bridge, or full denture can be secured on an implant for a comfortable, beautiful smile. This method of tooth replacement has been proven safe and effective in the more than 30 years it has been used.
Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. Dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural. Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appointments, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture.
Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone, a process called osseointegration. Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes. Candidates for dental implants must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant.
Renowned expert in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Haywood is the only dentist that provides all phases of implant care in Shrewsbury and the South York County area – from initial evaluation to implant care.
Dental implants change not only your smile, but also how you live! This form of treatment helps our patients rediscover the confidence and comfort they deserve. Speak, laugh, and eat freely with dental implants.
“I came in to see Dr. Haywood knowing I would have all of my teeth pulled. They were terrible and it was not worth fixing them. I was interested in what implants would do for me. It was time for a change! Even I find it hard to believe that these are not my real teeth. They look great and I feel and look younger and I can eat anything I want to with no trouble. Great work!”
Whether for a solitary tooth or total replacement, teeth in a day or “all on four restorations,” dental implants are the ideal treatment for missing teeth today.
Our implant solutions are affordable for most people and as elegant or simple as you might need. Often complex cases are more costly and the fees for simple cases are much less. Because it takes time for implants to heal properly, we believe in not rushing the process. Our expectation is that you will be thrilled with the result, regardless of the length of time healing takes.
Single tooth replacements can be restored in as little as 6-8 weeks. Full restorations of complex cases can take over a year. Dr. Haywood, an expert in providing this high level of care, maintains an exceptional success rate in the provision of dental implants in our comfortable office setting. We are committed to offering each patient the most functional, beautiful smile possible, as that is what you deserve. In our practice, you can experience tooth replacement as you have never imagined with the comprehensive care you deserve (all right here in our offices) to finish the job efficiently and in the quickest time frame.
To determine if dental implants are ideal for your situation, we recommend a full dental examination that includes x-rays or a CAT scan and a discussion of your health history. Throughout your consultation process, Dr. Haywood will listen to your specific needs, and answer any questions you may have about dental implant treatment. Our team has the skill, compassion, and knowledge to see you through a comfortable and successful implant process. Dr. Haywood designs each case, performs all the necessary surgical placements or grafting procedures, and restores the cases. When advisable, we do advanced computer guided implant surgery in select cases for planning as well as for creating implant guides.
We have done thousands of implant cases with tremendous success, and can show you videos, photos, and models of cases just like yours. Dr. Haywood maintains a prestigious Fellowship in his Implant Academy. We offer limited or extended warranties. We stand behind our work and pride ourselves on our integrity and ethics.
Implant Site Preparation
The gum tissue is opened to expose the bone area where the implant will be placed. In situations where there is insufficient bone structure, bone grafting may be a recommended procedure. Once healthy bone material has been established, a special drill is used to prepare the bone to receive the implant.
Placing the Implant
After the bone has been prepared, the implant is placed and the tissue is sutured. The healing process takes three to six months. This is the amount of time it usually takes the implant to become part of the lower jaw, commonly referred to as osseointegration.
Even though it takes so long for osseointegration, the sutures are typically removed seven to fourteen days after surgery.
Attaching the Post
When the gum tissue is ready, a special post is attached to the implant. It is the support for the new porcelain crown. Today’s technologies often include zirconium abutments attached to the implant post, to assure that the new porcelain tooth possesses translucency properties similar to a natural tooth.
Placing the Crown
After impressions are taken a crown is made and shaded to match your existing teeth. The crown is then slipped over the post and cemented. This final prosthetic crown appears as a natural tooth.
There is a high rate of failure of implants in patients who smoke, so dental implants tend to be a challenge for patients who are actively smoking. We will help you determine whether dental implants will be a good tooth replacement option for you. Proper brushing and flossing will maximize the longevity of your new dental implant.
To learn more about the entire dental implants process or to schedule an initial consultation, call us today at our Shrewsbury dentist office! Dr. Haywood and his team would love to work with you if you are in the York – New Freedom area!
Dental implants can last for a lifetime if they’re taken care of properly. Implants are made from durable, biocompatible materials that integrate naturally into your jawbone. Dental implants are the only tooth replacements that stimulate healthy jawbone regrowth.
Our patients love their dental implants because they’re easy to take care of. All you have to do is brush and floss them every day as if they’re natural teeth. We recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush, non-abrasive toothpaste, and gentle floss to preserve your implants.
Visiting Dr. Haywood for regular checkups can also ensure your dental implants are in their best condition. He can clean your teeth and examine your implants for any issues — dental implants rarely have any complications, but he’ll check just to be sure.
The cost of dental implants depends on your unique situation. Every patient’s needs are different in order to get a successful implant. You may need supplemental procedures for jawbone strength or to restore your gums.
If you’re concerned about the cost of dental implants, we can help. Simply contact our office by calling 717-235-3871 to find out about your financial options. We accept a variety of payment types and may be able to break your payment down into smaller monthly increments.
Daily care for dental implants is easy — just brush and floss your implants as if they’re a natural part of your mouth. We recommend using a non-abrasive toothpaste, a soft-bristled toothbrush, and gentle floss.
Visiting us for checkups every six months also helps to keep your dental implant in its best condition. We’ll thoroughly clean any plaque and tartar off your teeth and ensure your implant is doing well.
While everyday care is simple, taking proper care of your mouth after surgery is vital to the success of your implant. Avoid using a straw, be careful when spitting, and eat soft foods until you’ve healed. Dr. Haywood will give you more detailed post-op instructions after your procedure.
Yes, dental implants are very safe. There are few complications that can happen during a dental implant procedure and they rarely occur. If you do think you’re having a dental implant issue, contact our office by calling 717-235-3871.
Beyond the procedure, dental implants keep the rest of your teeth safe and help to prevent bacterial infections. They protect vulnerable areas of your mouth and promote jawbone strength, helping you maintain a youthful appearance.
They also make your daily life easier. Beyond being easy to care for, they won’t slide out of place so you can eat anything you want and they look completely natural.
Insurance coverage for dental implants varies, but many dental insurance providers cover at least part of the cost of the procedure. If you want to find out how much of the dental implant procedure is covered under your insurance, we recommend contacting your provider.
If you’re concerned about affording dental implants, Southern York Smile Care can help you. Call us by dialing 717-235-3871 so we can talk through your financial options with you. You can also contact us by filling out our convenient contact form and we’ll be with you quickly.
Complications with dental implants are rare but if you find yourself in the middle of one, don’t panic. Call our office at 717-235-3871 so we can help you. We’ll schedule an appointment for you with Dr. Haywood so he can examine your dental implant and address the issue.
Some of the symptoms to watch out for are pain, numbness, infection, or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, or lips. It’s also possible to experience sinus problems, especially from implants placed in the upper jaw.
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