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Exploring Dental Implants in Lancaster: What You Can Do to Fix Missing Teeth

added on: March 19, 2024

Forget everything you know about fixing your missing teeth! It’s time to talk about real solutions thanks to your smilebuilderz restorative dentist in Ephrata who wants to introduce you to dental implants.

Whether you’re missing a single tooth or an entire arch, dental implants offer a long-term solution that not only restores your smile but also enhances your oral health and overall well-being.

At our dental office in Lancaster and Ephrata, we offer three kinds of implant treatments to erase and replace missing teeth for a more beautifully balanced smile than you ever thought was possible.

(Get to know a little bit more about them in this blog and check out our brochure for further info!)

Single Tooth Dental Implants: A Precision Solution

Do you have just one tooth that went missing years ago? Did something happen that left you a gap in your smile? A single tooth dental implant is your most precise and effective remedy! How it works is simple: There’s a post (usually made from titanium) that mimics what your natural tooth roots would do. Attached to that is a customized crown that will be your tooth replacement. Smilebuilderz has special technology that allows us to give you a crown that’s carefully crafted to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth seamlessly.

One of the key advantages of single tooth dental implants is their ability to preserve the surrounding bone and adjacent teeth. Unlike traditional bridges, which require the alteration of adjacent teeth for support, implants function independently. Your neighboring teeth won’t be further damaged, remaining intact with integrity. You’ll find a single tooth dental implant can provide unparalleled stability and durability, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile with confidence for years to come. (Isn’t that what we all deserve and need? If you said yes, talk to your Ephrata restorative dentist!)

Implant Tooth Bridges: Bridging the Gap

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, a staggering 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and about 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth! So having a missing tooth or two is more common than you think. You’re certainly not alone if you’re one of the many people who have multiple adjacent teeth missing! How do we fix it? An implant tooth bridge emerges as a viable solution, effectively bridging the gap left by missing teeth. Here’s how the process works at smilebuilderz:

  • After careful consideration and planning, your dental implants are strategically placed with the help of innovative dental technology.
  • They go on either side of the gap in your teeth, serving as anchors for the bridge structure that spans the empty space.
  • The bridge consists of prosthetic teeth meticulously crafted to match the appearance of your natural teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics.

Implant tooth bridges offer several advantages over traditional bridges supported by natural teeth. By distributing the biting forces evenly across the dental implants, they alleviate strain on your surrounding teeth, reducing the risk of damage and preserving long-term oral health. They provide a stable and secure foundation, eliminating the discomfort and instability often associated with removable dentures.

Full Arch Implants: Comprehensive Restoration

Please don’t let total tooth loss cause you unnecessary anxiety or stress! Take comfort in knowing there’s a restorative dentist in Lancaster and Ephrata who can help. Whether you’re facing the loss of all your teeth or just the upper or lower arches, full arch implants offer you a comprehensive solution.

Also known as implant-supported dentures or All-on-4, this approach involves the strategic placement of multiple dental implants that will support a full set of prosthetic teeth. Full arch implants offer a multitude of benefits, including:

  • Enhanced stability
  • Improved bite function
  • Heightened confidence

Unlike traditional dentures, which rely on adhesive creams and suction for retention, implant-supported dentures are firmly secured, eliminating slippage and discomfort. The dental implants stimulate your underlying bone, preventing deterioration and preserving your natural facial structure over time. You won’t have to deal with a sunken-in look or deteriorating features.

Choosing the Right Fit for Your Dental Implant Treatment

Your choice between single tooth implants, implant tooth bridges, and full arch implants ultimately depends on your unique needs and circumstances. This is why it’s so important to schedule a hassle-free consultation at smilebuilderz. We have convenient locations in both Lancaster and Ephrata to better serve our neighbors and friends.

Regardless of your chosen approach, dental implants offer a transformative solution that goes beyond mere restoration, empowering you to reclaim your smiles and embrace your life with renewed self-confidence and vitality. Let us show you how dental implants can fill the gap missing teeth leave behind.

Call us today at (717) 481-7645!