Excellent Dental Implants in Bethlehem

Missing even one tooth can impact everything from your ability to chew food to your self-confidence. Dental implants are an aesthetically pleasing, functional, and permanent replacement for missing or severely damaged teeth. Whether you need one tooth replaced or many, Gaspari Family Dental Care can help rebuild your smile with implant-supported restorations.

Our team includes a general dentist, periodontist, and prosthodontist to help handle the implant process from start to finish. Because you don't need to see an outside specialist, we can closely monitor every step and make it a more convenient process for you. We combine our expertise with modern techniques and technologies to maximize your comfort and improve outcomes. If you are looking for an implant dentist in Bethlehem, schedule your consultation with us today!


What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that are surgically placed into your jaw. They are made of body-safe materials, typically titanium or titanium alloy, and fuse with your jawbone to permanently support replacement teeth. A completed dental implant can be broken down into three parts: the post that acts as a replacement for missing tooth roots, an abutment used to connect the post to the prosthetic, and the prosthetic itself, which could be a crown, bridge, or denture.

At Gaspari Family Dental Care, we can help you with every part of the implant process, from consultation to placement, including any pre-treatments you might need. Our goal is to provide comfortable, thorough care that restores function to your smile as quickly as possible. We accomplish this with advanced techniques and technology, such as using sedation to maximize comfort or platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) to accelerate healing and decrease surgical pain and swelling.

Benefits of Dental Implants

If you've lost a tooth, you've probably already noticed a change in your daily life, but missing teeth can also have long-term repercussions, including teeth shifting out of place and a weakened jawbone. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants has various benefits that can improve your quality of life and eliminate many of those repercussions. Treatment with dental implants:

  • Restores function by returning your ability to chew and digest food properly and speak clearly
  • Prevents other teeth from shifting to fill gaps, jawbone weakening, and facial sagging
  • Looks natural and can restore your smile as well as increase your self-confidence

How Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?

During your consultation, we will do a thorough exam to determine the current state of your oral health, including using a CBCT system to produce 3D images of your mouth and jaw. For implant restorations to be successful, you need to have healthy gums and a strong, dense jawbone. However, if you don't meet those criteria, our team has the qualifications to help you become a better candidate for dental implants.

We will explain all the options for pre-treatment and continue to be a source of information as we move on to the implant itself. Some of the preliminary treatments we offer include:

Gum Disease Treatment: Your gums hold the roots of your teeth in place, so if they are not healthy, the implant may not be stable enough. Our skilled periodontist can provide treatment to restore healthy gums.

Bone Grafts: If you have a weakened or soft jawbone, it cannot support dental implants. A bone graft procedure can increase bone density and strength so your dental implants will be stable.

Sinus Lifts: If you don't have enough bone support in your upper jaw for implants or your sinuses are too close to the jaw, a sinus lift can help increase the space available for implantation.

We also don't want fear to keep you from receiving the treatments you need. Our team is committed to your comfort throughout the process. We are trained in using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and IV sedation to help you relax. If you suffer from dental anxiety, we will work together to figure out a plan to provide care within your comfort level.

Which Implant Restoration is Right for Me?

Our office handles all types of implant-supported restorations, and we will work closely with you to determine which is right for your unique situation. We use natural-looking materials and will customize your restoration to match your surrounding teeth.

Crowns: If you are only missing one tooth, a crown may be a good replacement using a single implant. Bridges: This type of restoration is good if you are missing multiple teeth in a row. It uses two implants on either end of the gap to support the bridge.

Dentures: If you are missing several teeth, dentures might be a good option and can replace up to a full arch. Dental implants can create a foundation to support and keep your dentures in place. Our team includes a dentist internationally trained in placing dentures to restore your smile.

All-on-4®: This restorative option provides the benefits of implant-supported dentures for those who qualify. Using only four dental implants, this is a quicker procedure with less recovery time compared to normal implant dentures.

Your Implant Dentist in Bethlehem

You deserve to have a fully functional smile that you feel confident in. The team at Gaspari Family Dental Care is passionate about helping you restore your smile's aesthetic and function with our dental implant services. We offer everything you need for implant-supported restorations, from preliminary treatments to placement, and will work closely with you to create a plan that fits your needs. Learn more about dental implants in Bethlehem by calling our office today!


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