We have added additional Infection control protocols to our current list that exceed the CDC and OSHA guidelines.

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The Dental Implant Procedure Explained

Dental technologies and treatments are constantly evolving, but no dental treatment has been as transformative as dental implants. Dental implants provide unmatched stability, strength, and functionality while providing the appearance and feel of a natural tooth. Dental implants offer patients a natural appearance and unmatched functionality. When the conversation comes up regarding dental implants, patients naturally have several questions about the procedure before undergoing treatment. When you visit Briglia Dental Group in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Dr. Ron Briglia and his team are always happy to guide you through any questions you may have. That ensures that you have the utmost confidence in any decision you make on your path toward a healthy and beautiful smile.

Dental Implant Procedure at Briglia Dental Group in West Chester PA Area

First Step: Evaluation and Consultation

Receiving a dental implant is a process that will require multiple visits over several months. However, once you have your dental implant placed and you can experience all the great benefits of your new tooth, you will know it was worth the wait! During your initial visit, Dr. Briglia will examine your teeth and provide an assessment of your current oral health. Once you are considered a good candidate for a dental implant, you will discuss the various tooth replacement options available to you to make the best choice to fit your specific needs and preferences.

Second Step: Dental Implant Placement

If you decide to move forward with a dental implant, the next step is to have it placed. Dr. Briglia does not perform this step, but he will refer you to a top specialist in the area who will do the actual placement. The dental implant placement involves numbing the area where the implantation will occur. Once numb, the implant will be surgically inserted into the jawbone. Once this is complete, the healing process will take a few months, during which time the implant will fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. That ensures that the implant is stable, your jawbone is healthy, and the risk of degradation over time is minimal.

Final Step: Placing the Restoration

Once your gums have fully healed and the implant is fused to the bone, the final step is to place the dental restoration on the implant. There are several options available to patients. The choices available will depend on your situation and are:

  • Dental Crown: For a single tooth restoration
  • Dental Bridge: If you are looking to replace multiple missing teeth, several implants can support this connected restoration
  • Denture: You can have multiple implants put into place to stabilize and increase retention of a loose or wobbly denture

If you have an incomplete smile due to tooth loss, there is no longer a need to hide it from the world. At Briglia Dental Group, we offer multiple tooth restoration options. We love helping our patients restore their smiles, so please give us a call today if you are thinking about a dental implant. You can reach our West Chester, PA office by calling (610) 615 0160 today to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Ron Briglia at Briglia Dental Group

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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