Steven I. Present, D.M.D., F.C.P.P. Fellow, International Team for Implantology
AO Certificate in Implant Dentistry · Fellow of College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Ronald L. Klein, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Present or Dr. Klein or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Present or Dr. Klein can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Dr. Steven I. Present, D.M.D., F.C.P.P. | Dr. Ronald L. Klein, D.M.D., F.A.C.D. | North Wales, PA General Cosmetic Dentistry and oral surgery. Present & Klein, D.M.D., P.C. provide dental procedures that include: fillings, orthodontics, invisalign, tooth whitening, crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers, bonding, endodontics root canals, oral surgery, sealants, dentures, nitrous oxide, temporomandibular tmj disorders, facial cosmetic services, bite stabilization, child dentistry, diagnodent, microscopic dentistry, air abrasion, intraoral camera, digital x-rays, laser dentistry, and dental implants in North Wales, PA. Visit our office location at: 311 Sumneytown Pike, Suite 2C, North Wales, PA 19454 or call our office at: (215) 699-4478.