Dental Implants

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Dental implants are the future of tooth replacement. These biocompatible prosthetics provide a viable and effective replacement for the roots of teeth – a part of tooth structure that oral health professionals haven’t been able to replace until recently.

Kessler Dental Associates is accepting new implant dentistry patients. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team if you have questions about dental implants and your tooth replacement needs.

Long-Lasting, Lifelike Replacement Teeth

Dental implants can last for a lifetime. These prosthetics support the entire oral health system -especially adjacent teeth/prosthetics and the jawbones. Other tooth replacement methods don’t address the loss of the roots of teeth and instead focus solely on replacing visible tooth structure. Implants keep adjacent teeth from collapsing into empty tooth sockets. They also keep the jawbone healthy and active so that bone deterioration post-tooth loss is less of a concern.

Patients with dental implants enjoy well-balanced diets that can include tough and chewy items. Oral function with stabilized dental implants is comfortable, too. Cleaning and caring for implants is not cumbersome or difficult. These prosthetics are brushed and flossed the same way biologic teeth are cleaned – making implants a low-maintenance alternative to other tooth replacement methods.

How Implant Dentistry Works

Dental implants are titanium components used to replace the roots of teeth and support prosthetics/restorations. They are normally less than 10 millimeters in diameter and resemble the appearance of a screw.

Following dental implant placement, patients will enter a healing phase of treatment that gives the bone time to fuse to the implant’s titanium structure. Incremental follow-up appointments are necessary to check on the stabilization process of bone fusing to these titanium components.

When implants become stabilized, they provide a very lifelike replacement for the root structure of teeth. Once integrated, implants can serve as bases for visible restorations and prosthetics. Since dental implants are anchored in the jawbone the same way the roots of teeth are, they can hold crowns, bridges, and dentures in place so that those who’ve lost teeth do not experience permanent disruption of oral function.

Modern dental care means that we don’t have to suffer from the difficulty and emotional turmoil of tooth loss. If you have questions about your tooth replacement options, call Kessler Dental Associates today to reserve a consultation.

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Common Dental Implants Questions
What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are prosthetic posts used to replace the missing roots of teeth. Embedded into the jawbone, a dental implant is ultimately used to support prosthetics and restorations like dentures and crowns.

The implant itself is very small, normally spanning less than ten millimeters in diameter. Since dental implants are made from titanium, they are biocompatible. This means the body won’t reject the implant as a foreign object. Instead, the bone will fuse to the implant the same way it does to natural tooth structure. The process of bone fusing to titanium components is what makes dental implants a long-lasting prosthetic for the roots of teeth.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Determining a person’s candidacy for dental implants requires an oral examination and a discussion with an implant dentist. Implants need adequate bone mass to stabilize. Without bone, implants will fail.

A dentist must evaluate other considerations when it comes to determining whether implant dentistry meets a person’s needs. First, patients must be healthy enough to undergo and heal from oral surgery. Those who have periodontal disease may not make good candidates for dental implants. This is because the infection associated with periodontal disease along with other issues like bone atrophy can lead to implant failure.

Since it takes months for implants to stabilize, patients undergoing implantation procedures must abstain from smoking. It’s important to abstain from irritants that might affect the healing process.

How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?

Any type of tooth, theoretically speaking, can be replaced with a dental implant. The amount of teeth requiring replacement depends on a person’s unique situation.

Typically, a single dental implant is embedded to replace one missing tooth. This is done by attaching a permanent crown to an abutment on the implant. The crown will provide a biting surface for chewing food while supporting the upright positions of adjacent teeth.

Sometimes, however, a full arch of teeth can be replaced with a series of dental implants and a full denture. Replacing multiple teeth with dental implants involves embedding implants into very strategic positions so that they can evenly distribute the weight and pressure thrust upon dentures during the oral function.

How much do implants cost?

When dentists develop a treatment plan for implant dentistry, the health of biological teeth and a person’s oral health history is closely evaluated. A person receiving dental implants may require other procedures before and after implantation. For example, some people may need a tooth extraction or bone graft prior to receiving a dental implant. This is just one way that the cost of dental implants varies from person to person.

If you have questions about the costs of treatment, call Kessler Dental Associates to speak with a friendly member of our team. Our team will be able to provide a rough estimate of costs after you consult with one of our dentists.

We Are Here For You

At Kessler Dental Associates, our goal is to provide you with exceptional dentistry in a calm, state-of-the-art, caring environment.
Dr. Lon R. Kessler

GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Dr. Kessler is the founder of Kessler Dental Associates. Voted Top Dentist by Main Line Today Magazine for the past four consecutive years, Dr. Kessler has over 30 years of experience in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Amanda Hemmer

GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Dr. Hemmer grew up in Abington, PA. She is a graduate of The Schreyer Honors College at The Penn State University and she received her dental degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Alyssa Nielubowicz

GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Dr. Nielubowicz was raised in Moorestown, NJ. She graduated with Honors in Clinical Dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and she strives to provide the highest standard of care to her patients.

Dr. Pavithra Balasubramanian

GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Dr. Balasubramanian graduated with a Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery from College of Dental Sciences ,Davangere ,India and moved to the United States in 2009 to pursue further education in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Lawrence M. Butler

PERIODONTICS, DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dr. Butler is a Board Certified Periodontist. He graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry and the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, and he has over three decades of experience as the founder of North Penn Periodontal Associates.

Dr. Gerald Ginsberg

ORTHODONTICS / INVISALIGN®

Dr. Ginsberg is a Board Certified Orthodontist, who specializes in Invisalign®. A member of Invisalign’s Alpha Group, Dr. Ginsberg helped develop and perfect the Invisalign technique, and several of his patient case studies are featured on the Invisalign website.

Dr. Peter Susanin

PERIODONTICS, DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dr. Susanin graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry and received his certificate in Periodontics from Tufts University. He is known for his incisonless method of removing teeth, extensive experience with dental implants and conservative periodontal therapy.

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