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Dental Implants Philadelphia, PA

Dr. David Weinstock is a talented prosthodontist that restores smiles with all types of dental implants in Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, PA. Missing teeth is common dental problem that many people in our society face. They can be detrimental to your quality of a life. It is important to replace your missing teeth because they are associated with whole range of oral and systemic health concerns.

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), more than 20 million people in the United States are missing all of their natural teeth. And, more than 100 million are missing as many as 11 to 15 teeth.

Teeth implants are the best solution for tooth loss because they support the dental prosthesis better and replace the tooth at the root. They are changing the way dentists replace missing teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implant supported prostheses are devices that can replace one tooth, many teeth, or even all of your teeth. They typically made up of three parts that work together to replicate natural teeth. A dental implant fixture looks like a small screw and a dentist must be surgically place it in the jaw bone. The bone and the implant will fuse together to create a strong support base for the replacement teeth. Your dentist will attach an abutment to the implant to  join the implant and the dental prosthesis together.

Why Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants?

The most common cause of bone loss in the jaw is tooth loss. Teeth and their roots stimulate the jawbone which is how the bone remains healthy and strong. Even if a single tooth is lost, the bone beneath it will begin to deteriorate. This will result in facial collapse and an aged appearance.

Dental implants are the only option that replaces the missing tooth at its root. Traditional dental bridges and dentures do not do this and patients that use them will eventually suffer from bone loss in the jaw. Using teeth implants will help to avoid bone loss allowing patients to maintain their natural face shape.

Patients report that dental implants are more comfortable and give them confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life again. They also do not have to worry about their teeth falling out, slurred speech, or eating restrictions.

The process to get and secure your new teeth does not require harming surrounding teeth. They will not damage your remaining teeth nor will they have to support a prosthesis. This will significantly lower your chance of developing gum disease or teeth decay.

Dental implants are also a permanent solution for tooth loss. These titanium posts are meant to last a lifetime. While you may need a new prosthesis due to wear and tear eventually, they can last up to 20 years with proper care. This is much longer than any restoration that is secured without using implants.

What to Expect

If you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth and want to restore the health, function, and beauty of your smile, Dr. Weinstock can help. We will provide an in-depth dental exam and conduct a thorough health history inquiry.

During your consultation visit, Dr. Weinstock will take the time to discuss your specific oral health and cosmetic concerns. Your questions and concerns are important to us, as we can cater treatment to what your specific concerns may be. Our entire team will work with you to help ensure predictable and natural looking results.

Procedure for Dental Implants

In most cases, regardless of whether implants are being used to replace one or multiple teeth; placement for dental implants requires two surgical procedures. During the first procedure, Dr. Weinstock will place and fuse implants with your jaw bone. This is what stops bone deterioration, and helps implants to be secured. After this procedure we advise that patients take two to three months to let the implants fully bond with their jaw bone structure, and allow for their gums to heal.

Once you have healed from the first procedure, we are ready to begin the second phase. During this phase, Dr. Weinstock will uncover the deal implants he previously placed beneath your gums and attach an abutment. The abutment is what your prosthetic tooth will attach to. Before this appointment your prosthetic teeth will have already been created and can be attached directly to the abutment. You will leave our office with a new and restored smile!

Dr. Weinstock can attach bridges, crowns, or dentures to dental implants. We will discuss which option is best for your individual needs before beginning any procedures. If you have any questions or concerns about the process for placing dental implants feel free to call our office or schedule a consultation. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Single Tooth Implants: Before & After

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Choosing a Prosthodontist for Dental Implants

Dr. David Weinstock is a talented prosthodontist that restores smiles with dental implants in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He completed the perio-prosthesis program at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Weinstock continues to serve as a member of the faculty there.

Prosthodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). A prosthodontist focuses their education on the restoration and replacement of missing teeth. They are highly trained in state-of-the-art methods and procedures for treating many complex dental disorders.

Prosthodontists collaborate with general dentists, specialists, and other health professionals to develop solutions to your dental and oral health concerns. They also provide a very high level of care to patients with missing teeth or those that have damage to their existing teeth. Dr. Weinstock has completed dental school in addition to three additional years of advanced training and education in an ADA accredited prosthodontic program.

Schedule a Consultation for Dental Implants in Philadelphia

Dr. Weinstock treats patients with missing or damaged teeth from Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, PA. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about why this treatment option is the best way to replace your teeth.


Bala Cynwyd, PA Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is surgically placed in the upper or lower jawbone. The implant replaces the root of the missing tooth acting as a prosthetic root. The implant provides an anchor for your new tooth. Many patients choose dental implants over other procedures because the result is permanent and gives you a natural appearance.

Implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone structure from deterioration.Dental implants help preserve facial contours by stimulating natural bone growth. Jawline recession commonly occurs when teeth are lost or are missing for extended periods of time.  Replacing missing teeth as soon as possible is ideal for conservative and effective treatment. Dental implants are designed to provide a stable foundation for the replacement of missing teeth. They look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.

Patients enjoy the ability to eat a normal and balanced diet and can smile with confidence, knowing that his or her teeth appear natural and beautiful. Dr. Weinstock provides single dental implants as well as All On Four dental implants for patients missing a full set of teeth.

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Dental implants are tiny titanium anchors that are designed to act as implant tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Once healed, the implant will be fused with the jaw bone for a lasting and stable oral foundation. Small posts, called abutments, are then attached to the implants. These protrude through the gums, allowing a conventional crown to be attached to the implant.

Dental implants provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Dental implants are ideally placed directly into the site of the missing tooth.  Placing an implant in the extraction socket gives us the greatest potential to reclaim the natural esthetics of that tooth while ensuring the best stability of the jaw bone. The placement of an implant in the exact position of the tooth allows for predictable and natural looking results.

In most cases, the dental implant procedure involves at least two visits to our Bala Cynwyd, PA dentist office. First, the implants are placed in your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants will heal beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. Dr. Weinstock will most likely fit you with a temporary bridge or denture during this time. While your implants are healing or integrating, Dr. Weinstein will work with you to custom design and fabricate your permanent dental restoration.

The final restoration is made from the most modern dental materials for natural and durable results. Ceramic restorations provide natural aesthetics that will blend seamlessly with your natural smile.  The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.