Dr. Jason Petkevis offers his patients the option of dental implants to restore missing teeth. Dental implants are a strong and long-lasting option for people who have lost teeth due to gum disease, an accident, or other difficulties. Whether you have lost one tooth or several, dental implants offer you the opportunity to smile with ease and confidence again.
By replacing the entire tooth, including the root, it is possible to recreate the look, feel, and function of the natural tooth you once had. Once Dr. Petkevis has completed the process in his Exton, PA dentist office, your smile will look as though you never lost any teeth at all. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth or an entire arch of missing teeth.
Dr. Petkevis offers experienced, comprehensive care for missing teeth and has advanced training in the placement of dental implants for the best possible outcome and lasting results. A member of the International College of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Petkevis is committed to providing the highest standard of care when replacing your lost teeth with dental implants, using quality materials and the latest techniques.
What are Dental Implants?
An implant consists of a titanium post, surgically implanted beneath your gums, which acts as a replacement for the tooth’s original root structure. The replacement teeth, which are typically a dental crown for a single missing tooth or grouped on a dental bridge or denture if you are missing multiple teeth, are then mounted by Dr. Petkevis to the implant.
Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure is a two-part process: implantation and dental restoration. Exton, PA dentist, Dr. Petkevis will need to do a comprehensive evaluation and consultation to examine your mouth, teeth, and bone structure to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Implantation: The first part of the dental implant procedure involves the extraction of the tooth if needed and implantation of the titanium implant post. It is surgically placed into the bone where it will integrate and become part of the living bone structure. This provides sturdy, long-lasting support for the prosthetic tooth that is not achieved with other replacement options. The healing process for dental implants varies but generally takes three to six months. During this time, you may have a temporary crown or bridge to restore aesthetics and function.
Implant Restoration: The second part of the dental implant procedure involves implant restoration. Dr. Petkevis will uncover the dental implant and attach an abutment. Next, he will secure the replacement tooth or teeth. 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.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, Dental Distinction offers dental implants in the Downingtown, PA, Exton, PA, and Chester Springs, PA area. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Petkevis to discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.