Dental Implants, Glen Mills PA
Take the next step to replace your missing teeth today! Call Brandywine Periodontics, LLC Phone Number 610-558-8283 to schedule a consultation.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between a periodontist and a restorative dentist.
If you lose one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, or another cause, there is hope. Dental implants are changing the way people live! They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
Call us at Brandywine Periodontics, LLC Phone Number 610-558-8283 if you have any questions or to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Sierakowski today!
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes.
The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Dental Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, Dr. Sierakowski will address your specific needs and considerations. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
We will also discuss fees and insurance at this time. There are many types of insurance plans, and coverage for implants is varied. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining any benefits to which you may be entitled.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
The Surgical Procedure
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. Healing time following surgery varies from person to person and is based on a variety of factors, such as hardness of bone. In some cases, implants may be restored immediately after they are placed.
For the first three to six months following the surgery, dental implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet at this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture that will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Sierakowski will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. After two weeks your general dentist will be able to start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
What Types of Prosthesis are Available?
A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by a professional.
Dr. Sierakowski performs in-office dental implant surgery. In-patient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip or tibia.
Dr. Sierakowski has received extensive training in Dental Implantology. Through continuing education, Dr. Sierakowski is abreast of the most current information on implant dentistry.
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Patient Review by Jim S
This was my first experience with a periodontist and I feel very fortunate that it was with compassionate professionals like Dr. Sierakowski and his staff. Although I went into this procedure with a good deal of apprehension, Dr. Sierakowski's calm manner and his clear explanation of what he was going to do soon put me at ease. I can honestly say I felt minimal discomfort throughout the entire procedure. His explanations and follow-up directions were clear and helpful. I have already recommended Dr. Sierkowski to my son-in-law and would gladly recommend him to others also.
- Jim S
Patient Review by Patricia A
Dr .sierakowski is a very gentle periodontist. I am someone who does not like dentist but dr. Steve puts me immediately at ease. The staff is very pleasant also. I had extractions with no pain. I had implants with perfect fits. I love this gentle spirit and just how beautifully he works on my teeth. I will continue to go to dr. Steve to complete my implants .i highly recommend dr. Steve for implants!
- Patricia A
Patient Review by Sylvia R
I have been seeing Dr. Sierakowski for at least five years and he has been outstanding with all his work. I have never had an trouble with the work he has done on my teeth or the implants he has done on me. I am very satisfied with all his work and plan to use his services as long as needed. Anybody that needs periodontic work done will be very pleased with the services of Brandywine Periodontics.
- Sylvia R