Dental Implants in Allentown
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are among the most popular permanent solutions for tooth replacement. They are miracles of modern design and engineering, in which either titanium or zirconium are implanted directly into your jawbone, integrating with the bone to form a permanent root. A new tooth (or teeth) is custom-made from porcelain to match your surrounding teeth and is then attached to the new root creating lifelike restoration and shape, design and comfort.
This highly specialized procedure requires the precision and care of a skilled expert who specializes in the placement of dental implants. At Dr. Viechicki’s office, we are fortunate to have Dr. John Potter as a skilled implant dentist who can both place and restore implants right here in our practice. You can have your entire implant dentistry procedure performed by an implant expert in one location by a team you already know and trust.
What Are The Benefits of Getting Dental Implant?
Implant dentistry offers many advantages to patients including:
- Improved Confidence – Dental implants look and feel like real teeth. We all know that when you look better, you feel better. Patients love hearing compliments about their new smile, making them more confident.
- Improved Oral Health – Nearby teeth do not need to be altered or reduced to accommodate for a dental implant. This means that more of your teeth are left intact, improving your oral health. Also, individual implants allow easy access between teeth for proper cleaning.
- Durability – Implants for teeth are exceptionally durable and with proper care, can last patients a lifetime.
- Improved Function – Speaking and eating are greatly improved by dental implants. The implants mimic a natural tooth better than any other option in dentistry and the strength of an implant is often stronger than a natural tooth.
Because we believe that our patients deserve only the latest in today’s diagnostic advancements, Dr. Viechnicki’s office uses a 3D CT scanner. Cone beam technology allows for faster and more accurate diagnosis during implant placement.
Zirconia Metal-Free Dental Implants
A recent dental restoration technique is the use of zirconium as an implant material. This is a completely metal-free substance that offers patients a number of advantages in both aesthetics and for those with metal sensitivities and allergies. Cosmetically, zirconium implants are very attractive because of their white color and natural appearance. Zirconium dental implants are made from a type of ceramic that is strong and long-lasting. They do not require any metal to be implanted in the jaw bone either, so the entire implant is created from this naturally-occurring hypoallergenic material. This holistic alternative to metal easily integrates with the bone and contains no toxic elements
Same-Day Smile with Dental Implants
In offering both traditional titanium and white/metal-free zirconia implants, Immediate total tooth replacement is a special technique that allows for the placement of dental implants and temporary teeth in one visit. Normally, the entire procedure would take months, but with immediate total tooth replacement, you can walk out after one visit with a brand-new smile. Our philosophy is that no one leaves the office without great looking functional teeth. A beautifully sculpted temporary is placed over the implant to mirror the permanent restoration while the implant is integrating to the jawbone and the ceramic is being created by the porcelain lab.