Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Hiding your smile because of missing teeth can be tiresome and challenging. However, there are plenty of tooth replacement options to help restore your beautiful smile. Chester Springs, PA dentist Dr. Jason Petkevis offers a wide range of tooth replacement options, including dental implants. Dental implants can be a convenient, sustainable solution for your missing teeth. As an active member of the International Congress of Implantologists, Dr. Petkevis dedicates hours of continuous training and education to stay up to date on the current techniques and advancements in dental implant dentistry. Dr. Petkevis is specially trained to perform both the surgical and restoration aspects of the dental implant procedure. He will work with you to help create a natural looking, functional smile for patients who are missing one or more teeth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a small, titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Dr. Petkevis will consider the position and number of missing teeth perform suggesting a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture as your final restoration. Dr. Petkevis will also determine if dental implants are right for you. To receive dental implants, patients may need to have an adequate amount of healthy bone structure to be an ideal candidate for the dental implant procedure. However, if you are not an ideal candidate for dental implants, Dr. Petkevis offers a wide range of tooth replacement options. Dr. Petkevis will work with you to determine the best choice for your smile.

Types of Dental Implants

  • Single tooth implants: Single tooth dental implants are usually capped off with a dental crown. Dental crowns can be color matched to blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
  • Multiple tooth implant: If you are missing several consecutive teeth, Dr. Petkevis can use dental implants to secure a bridge to restore your smile.
  • All On Four: For patients missing a full set of either the top or bottom arch of teeth, All-on-Four can replace a full mouth of teeth. Using as few as four strategically placed dental implants, Dr. Petkevis can secure a denture.

The Process: Dental Implants

Dr. Petkevis will begin by surgically attaching the dental implant into the jawbone. It typically takes anywhere from 3-6 months for the dental implant to integrate into the jawbone. In some cases, Dr. Petkevis can attach a restoration all in the same day. In other cases, Patients will be given a temporary restoration while their dental implants heal. Once the healing process is completed, Dr. Petkevis will securely attach a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture as your final restoration. In the case of a single missing tooth, Dr. Petkevis will use a dental crown. For two or more missing teeth, he may use a dental bridge or denture.

Visit Chester Springs Dentistry

Restorative dentist, Dr. Petkevis offers a full range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services at Chester Springs Dentistry in Chester Springs, OH. He will work with you to provide a personalized treatment plan to help improve your smile. If you are looking for an experienced dentist, schedule a visit with Dr. Petkevis. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call 610.400.1459

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