Hello and welcome to our brand new dental implants blog! For quite some time now, we’ve struggled to find the best way of getting the word out to our many Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, Havertown, Springfield, and Broomall, PA area patients about dental implants. After much discussion, as well as input from our current implant patients, we decided that the best way to inform patients about implants is to speak to them directly. And the best way of doing that, we’ve found, is through this blog. To start things off, Dr. Barry Cohen is writing today to speak to patients about the variety of different implant treatments we provide here at our practice.
Whether you are suffering from a single missing tooth or a full arch of missing teeth, we have a solution that can fit your needs. Some of these treatments include:
If you are currently suffering from a single missing tooth, then you could greatly benefit from a single tooth restoration. This procedure sees a single implant fixture placed in the empty spot left behind by your missing tooth. As the fixture heals, a process called osseointegration works to integrate it into your oral anatomy, allowing it to perfectly replicate the feel and function of your natural tooth roots. Once the fixture has healed and this process has completed, we will attach an abutment and dental crown to your implant fixture, completing the restoration.
If you are currently suffering from multiple missing teeth, you may still want to consider restoring each tooth with its own implant fixture and restoration. However, if your missing teeth border each other, then you may prefer treatment with an implant-supported dental bridge instead. For this treatment, we will place at least two implant fixtures, which will connect to the end crowns of the bridge. Once these fixtures have healed, an abutment will be attached to each implant fixture and the dental bridge connected, completing the restoration.
If you are currently suffering from a full arch of missing teeth, it can still be possible to have each tooth restored with its own implant fixture and restoration. However, doing so can be expensive, and it can be much more difficult to have the required jawbone and gum density needed for this treatment to succeed. Instead, you may want to consider treatment with an implant-supported overdenture instead. For this treatment, four to six implant fixtures will be placed along your arch. Once they have healed, an abutment will be attached to each, following by the overdenture, completing the restoration.
As you can see, it doesn’t matter how many teeth you might be missing, because we have one that will perfectly fit your needs. If you would like to learn more about dental implants and the treatments we can offer using them, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a free no-obligation consultation with Dr. Barry Cohen today. We look forward to having the opportunity to work with you soon!
Drs. Barry Cohen & Susan Schlesinger
4750 Township Line Rd, Suite 2
Drexel Hill, PA
Monday: 9AM – 8PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 8PM
Thursday: 8AM – 6:30PM
Friday: 7AM – 1PM
Saturday: Appointment Only