Washington Dental Implants
Whether you’ve lost one tooth or several, the consequences of this kind of oral damage can be severe. Not only does your oral health suffer, but your sense of self-confidence and overall quality of life can be diminished as well. Traditional tooth replacement solutions often provide relief and support, but many patients find them unnatural and unfulfilling. Dr. David Vaughan and Dr. Alicia Yokum can’t turn back the clock on your original smile, but they can provide the next best solution with the revolutionary power of dental implants. This treatment option goes a step beyond the scope of dentures and bridges replicating the entire shape of your natural tooth seamlessly in a way that revitalizes both health and aesthetic quality.
It’s never too late for patients from Waynesburg, PA and surrounding areas to regain a full set of strong, functional teeth at our practice. Our staff looks forward to building a trusting relationship with you that lasts for years to come! Contact us today to schedule your first appointment or if you have any questions we can help you with.
Are dental implants right for me?
Nearly everyone can regain their best smile with dental implants, but there are some characteristics that are important to have for the highest chances of a successful treatment. They include:
- Having generally good oral health, especially gum health
- Having an adequate amount of remaining jawbone density to support implant placement
- Being committed to lifelong professional dental maintenance and oral hygiene at home
If these conditions aren’t met, additional treatment may be strongly recommended by our staff before the actual implant procedure can begin. Implants may not be right in cases of patients who are too young to have a fully developed jawbone and adults with heavy smoking/drinking habits.
Once it’s determined that you can successfully receive dental implants, the first step of your procedure will be the surgical placement of implants into the jawbone. Our doctors will be happy to recommend a trusted specialist in the area who can handle this procedure.
Dental Implant Restorations
Following implant placement, patients typically need a significant period of healing time – this allows the implants to create a strong bond with your natural bone and oral tissue at a gradual pace eventually creating a solid and lasting foundation. Then, it’ll be time to return to our Washington, PA practice so we can design and place quality restorations completing the process and giving you back a complete smile that’s strong and beautiful.
When restoring an individual implant, all-ceramic dental crowns are used. With this option, patients don’t have to worry about altering nearby healthy teeth to accommodate the improvement. In cases of more significant tooth loss, an implant-retained prosthetic can provide more quality coverage in a cost-effective fashion.
Implant-retained prosthetics are designed to be similar in appearance to a traditional denture or bridge. However, they have one important difference – they actually attach to placed implants creating a sturdier and more confident fit overall. Patients can enjoy a fixed prosthetic or one that’s designed to be removable depending on their personal preferences and level of oral health.
Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a long-term investment in your oral health and your quality of life because they can last for several decades. Although you are excited to experience their benefits for yourself, we know their cost is concerning. We provide you with a custom estimate during your initial consultation that is determined by your individual needs. We take the time to explain the cost of each phase of your treatment and your payment options to keep your new smile affordable.