Restore Your Smile With Dr. Chaudhry
While there are several options available for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the only permanent solution. They’re also customized to look and function like your natural teeth, providing you with a healthy and beautiful smile.
A single-tooth implant consists of the titanium implant fixture, a small connecting piece called an abutment and a stunning porcelain crown. For patients missing several teeth or even a full arch, we can use multiple implants to secure a dental bridge or customized dentures.
No matter how many teeth you’re missing, Dr. Chadhry will find a solution that achieves the results you’re looking for.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants offer several unique benefits that other restorations can’t match. Some of these include:
- Natural appearance
- Restores chewing strength
- Secured to your jaw
- Never removed
- Easy to clean
- Stimulates healthy jawbone growth
- Can last a lifetime with proper care
The Dental Implant Process
Receiving dental implants is a three-step process that’s typically completed over the course of a few months. The first step is your initial consultation, during which Dr. Chaudhry will examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine if implants are right for you.
Once he confirms that you’re ready, he’ll place the implant fixture directly in your jaw. At this point, you’ll need to wait three to six months for your surgical site to heal. This allows time for the process of osseointegration, when your implant fuses with your jawbone to replace the natural tooth root.
After the healing process is complete, Dr. Chaudhry will attach your restoration to the implant fixture. Whether it’s a crown, bridge, or denture, your implant solution will be customized to blend in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.
Dental Implant Candidacy
If you want a tooth replacement that allows you to live your life without restrictions, implants could be the right choice for you. An ideal candidate for the procedure will have a strong jawbone and healthy gums.
If you suffer from receding gums or a lack of jawbone density, Dr. Chaudhry can prepare you for implant surgery with one or more supplemental procedures. These typically include bone grafting or soft tissue augmentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are extremely durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
You can clean your implants just like natural teeth, with daily brushing and flossing. Dr. Chaudhry recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoiding any brands of toothpaste that contain abrasive ingredients.
Are dental implants safe?
Not only are implants safe, but they’re also the only tooth replacement that stimulates healthy jawbone growth to protect your long-term oral health.
Does insurance cover my dental implant procedure?
Unfortunately, most insurance providers don’t cover dental implants. However, some plans will pay for a portion of your treatment. If you have any questions about the specifics of your insurance plan, we’ll help to ensure you receive the maximum benefits.
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?
If you experience any issues with your implant, don’t attempt to fix the problem yourself. Instead, call our office right away and Dr. Chaudhry will take care of it.
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Visit Lehigh Valley Oral Surgery & Implant Center
Since completing his education, Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry has placed well over 1,000 dental implants. If you’re interested in this treatment, he can help you achieve the perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
Call one of our two office locations, in Bethlehem or Stroudsburg, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Chaudhry today.
Get started restoring your smile today.