Dental Implant Restoration & Preparatory Options in Cherry Hill & Southern, NJ
Replacing teeth that have been damaged or teeth that are missing doesn’t have to mean limited choices. At Haddonfield Dental in Cherry Hill, Dr. Ahlo, Dr. Espinoza, and Dr. Wessner are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental implant care for all patients. In an effort to provide accessible restoration options, Haddonfield Dental offers a number of dental implant options and preparatory methods designed to treat the unique needs of each patient, resulting in restored function and oral health.
The Versatility of Dental Implants
Dental implants can make all the difference in a person’s quality of life. As the implant posts fuse to the bone, dental implants offer a unique stability unparalleled by traditional dentures. This restoration alternative allows our patients to bite, chew and speak naturally and with confidence. Since implants are versatile, dental implants can be used to address different needs. Implants can be used to support:
Crown Restorations, where a single tooth is replaced
Bridge Restorations, by securing multiple teeth into place without compromising the health of surrounding teeth.
Dentures, which are recommended for patients requiring the replacement of some, if not the all the teeth on an entire arch.
At Haddonfield Dental, our doctors and staff work together to develop seamlessly coordinated treatment plans designed to address every aspect of implant-supported restorations. Patients who are in need of full-mouth rehabilitation therapy also benefit from receiving cohesive treatment in one single location. As a team, our dental professionals create a comprehensive plan that may include therapies including follow-up care such as braces and mouth guards.
Preparing for Dental Implants
While each patient is assessed on a case-by-case basis, successful dental implant candidates have a healthy amount of healthy bone and tissue. To prepare for dental implants, patients may need additional procedures before implants can be placed. These procedures can include:
Bone Grafting: a safe, simple procedure that adds bone to the jaw by grafting bone or synthetic bone material
Sinus Lift: a procedure that lifts the sinus floor and adds bone to the upper back jaw near the sinus cavities, also known as sinus augmentation.
Gum Grafting: tissue from the palate is used to cover exposed roots or generate gum tissue that has otherwise receded.
Why can Dental Implant treatment be so costly sometimes?
The actual cost of dental implants can vary. Many factors that contribute to this are as follows:
- Advanced imaging that may be necessary to evaluate potential sites properly (each patient is unique)
- Quality of materials that are utilized
- How extensive the overall treatment will be (ex: how many implants are involved, additional procedure such as sinus elevation and bone grafting to prepare for the implant, etc.)
- The expertise,experience, and specialized training of the dental specialists who are working on you
- The time that the dental specialist spends with you, especially when it involves high anxiety and sedation situations
Always remember that you are paying for the specialists care. Because of the advanced training necessary to provide proper dental implants, it is important that you take into account who you are working with, their qualifications, where they have trained, and that they did not just take a weekend course somewhere to learn about implants There are many dentists who say they can provide treatment at fees that seem too good to be true, and unfortunately that treatment does not turn out to be acceptable. It is extremely important that your dentist take the time to explain treatment to you, and in the end you must be comfortable and trust those practitioners in order to commit to treatment. Confidence, patience, and kindness are all good attributes to look for.
Complete Care at our Cherry Hill Practice
For more information on procedures and preparations surrounding dental implants and implant-supported restorations, please contact Haddonfield Dental