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Missing teeth can be a source of discomfort and embarrassment, and lead to declining oral health. At Briglia Dental Group, patients who have been struggling with tooth loss can restore their smiles for life with dental implants, thanks to our West Chester implant dentist Dr. Ron Briglia.
Our dental implant solutions provide a long-term option for restoring your smile, boosting your self-esteem, and improving your oral health. With dental implants, you can enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking smile that feels and functions just like your own natural teeth.
Dental implants are artificial fixtures that are surgically placed into the jawbone to mimic a normal tooth from root to crown. The implants are typically made of titanium and are placed in the jaw, where they fuse with the bone over time to provide a durable foundation for your entire restoration. Implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and can also be used to support a dental crown, bridge, or denture arch.
Before and After Treatment Images of Actual Patients
Kyle was very unhappy with the look of his smile. It’s clear to see why. There is no hiding a missing front tooth, especially when that tooth resides in the upper jaw. This case presented a big challenge for us. It’s not easy to match the missing, upper central incisor to its neighbor next door – right in the middle of the smile.
We opted to replace the missing tooth with a dental implant. For the most cosmetically appealing result, Kyle’s implant was fitted with an abutment made from Zirconia ceramic. The abutment connects the implant or replacement tooth root to the overlying restoration. Custom Zirconia is a natural-looking alternative to metal abutments that are silver- or gray-colored. Since Zirconia is the color of a real tooth, it blends in seamlessly with the rest of the tooth. The gray metal doesn’t peek through the gums. Once we topped that aesthetic implant with a full porcelain crown, Kyle loved and was thrilled with the results. We rebuilt Kyle’s tooth. So, it matched the adjacent tooth perfectly.
Dental implants offer several benefits that make them an attractive solution for those with missing teeth, including:
The process of getting implant restorations typically involves multiple steps and takes place over a matter of months. Here’s what you can normally expect:
The first step in getting dental implants is to schedule a consultation with your West Chester implant dentist, Dr. Briglia. During the consultation, he’ll examine your mouth and jaw, take X-rays and impressions, and discuss your treatment options with you. Your initial consultation is a great time to ask any questions you may have.
For patients who are feeling nervous, are scheduled for a long procedure, or have resistance to local anesthetic, we offer sedation dentistry.
During the design phase, your dentist will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that is specific to your individual needs. This will include the number of implants needed, the placement of the implants, and the type of replacement teeth that will be used. We’ll also take images and impressions of your mouth and any remaining teeth to act as a blueprint for your custom dental implants.
Before the implant surgery, your dentist will prepare your mouth for the procedure. This may include extracting any damaged teeth that need to be removed, or preparing the jawbone for the implants.
The next step is implant placement surgery, during which Dr. Briglia will make small incisions into the gums, then insert the implant posts into your jawbone. The surgery typically takes a few hours, and you’ll be given local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. We can also apply your sedative or in the case of oral sedation, make sure your sedative is working at this time.
After the surgery, you’ll need some time to rest and allow your implants to fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This can take anywhere from three to seven months.
After the installation, you will need to visit your dental implant provider for regular follow-up appointments to ensure the implant is healing correctly. It is essential to maintain proper oral hygiene to prevent infection and ensure the implant’s long-term success.
During the aftercare phase, you may be asked to avoid eating hard, sticky, or crunchy foods for a few weeks to avoid damaging or irritating the surgical site. Your West Chester implant dentist will provide you with detailed instructions to help you take care of your dental implants properly.
If you are looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants may be the right solution for you. At Briglia Dental Group, we serve new and returning patients from West Chester and surrounding areas such as Chester Springs, Exton, Broomall, and Chadds Ford, PA who want to enjoy healthy, long-lasting smiles.
Call us at (610) 615 0160 if you’re a new patient or at (610) 692 4440 if you’re an existing patient to schedule your dental implant consultation. You can also click the button below to schedule a consultation and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly.
Dr. Ron Briglia has been practicing dentistry since 1984. With decades of experience and extensive continuing education, Dr. Briglia provides the most comprehensive dental services.
He earned his Bachelor of Science from Gannon University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University Dental School. He has received advanced training at prestigious organizations like Pankey and Las Vegas Institutes. He is IV and oral sedation-certified too.
Most of Dr. Briglia’s patients have continued with him in his family of patients for over 30 – 35 years, and the restorations he has provided them have lasted for 25-35 years – clear evidence of his skills and expertise.
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