Dental implants are a life-changing way to get the smile you want after loss of permanent teeth. Stroudsburg Family Dental works closely with local specialists that can replace missing teeth in a patients smile, enabling a lifetime of comfort and oral health. Unlike partial dentures and dental bridges, dental implants replace both the crown of your missing tooth and the tooth root; your replacement teeth will feel just like your own. An implant fixture has a stem, usually made of titanium, that is surgically placed in your jawbone. The titanium root is located below your gumline, just like a natural tooth root. During a healing period of several months, the implant and your jawbone fuse together in a process called osseointegration. Afterward, a dental crown is secured to the top of the fixture. At Stroudsburg Family Dental, Dr. Iglio provides lifelike crowns that match the color, characteristics, and translucence of your natural teeth
Dr. Iglio restores implants previously placed by specialists. We do not perform the initial placement of the implant.
Dental implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement. They integrate with the bone to provide support for crowns and dentures.
Your jawbone begins to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth will affect your smile and change the shape of your face, causing you to look prematurely aged.
Dental implants can be placed in most adults. Please ask Dr. Iglio to explain the benefits and risks to see if dental implants are right for you.
Treatment time varies by patient. Typically, you will have some type of temporary teeth until your implants integrate with the bone. Dr. Iglio will provide a time estimate based on your treatment needs.
Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.
Implants can last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.
Dental implants are low maintenance and provide stability and confidence in your smile. When a tooth is missing, your body resorbs the bone from the space and uses the minerals from it elsewhere in your body. If your teeth are missing, jawbone shrinkage results in facial collapse. Dental implants prevent jawbone shrinkage and facial collapse. The long-term value of dental implants far exceeds conventional treatment options.
Insurance policies vary but most cover a portion of the restorative procedure. Financing options dental implants are often available with competitive interest rates, and payments can be tailored to your budget.