Excellent Dental Implant Restorations in South Hills, Pittsburgh
Dental implants are a great way to complete your smile, regardless of how many teeth you're missing. At the practice of John Sartorio, DMD, we offer permanent, aesthetically pleasing implant restoration solutions that will repair your smile while promoting your optimal oral health. We're committed to being your efficient and friendly resource for high-quality restorative dental services in Pittsburgh.
We use our experience and knowledge to give you excellent dental implants that improve your dental health while increasing your smile's appeal and feel. We're always focused on your needs and look forward to providing the care you require to get your dental health back on track. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for our implant-supported restorations!
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Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are versatile options for replacing a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Implants consist of three parts: a body-safe titanium or titanium alloy post, an abutment that connects the post to your prosthetic tooth, and the artificial tooth which restores the implant.
We design our implant-supported restorations to give your smile a natural look and feel and will offer numerous functional and health benefits. Some of these include:
- Increasing the aesthetic appeal of your smile by filling in gaps
- Restoring the functionality of your bite with teeth that feel natural
- Preserving the structure of your face by stimulating the jawbone
- Prevent adjacent teeth from shifting
- Offering a permanent and durable restoration
Are Dental Implants a Good Option for Me?
Dental implants are great options for most adult patients who are missing teeth, regardless of age or how many teeth they've lost. However, there are still some criteria you'll need to meet. Your gums need to be in good condition, and your jawbone needs to have enough density to support the implant post.
Dr. Sartorio performs a thorough initial exam to gather the necessary information about your oral health and consult with you about the choices that will benefit you the most. We then coordinate your care with trusted specialists like periodontists and oral surgeons. These specialists will help to determine the optimal placement for implant posts and can perform any necessary bone grafts and sinus lifts to support your implant post. After your implant has bonded to your jawbone, we will place your new restoration, completing your smile.
We advocate for implant dentistry when possible because supporting restorations with implants offers many benefits to your overall oral health, like stimulating healthy jawbones and gums. Our team is there every step of the way to help make your care streamlined and efficient. We'll also be available to answer any questions about the process that you might have.
Dental Bridge, Crown, or Dentures – What's Right For Me?
We can provide a wide array of restorations to repair your smile. After consulting with you about the most effective option for your particular needs, we can provide natural-looking crowns, bridges, and dentures. Our dentist will walk you through what your smile might need and what purpose each one serves.
Crowns: Most of the restorations we perform are single-tooth replacements involving implant-supported crowns. If you're missing one tooth and the adjacent teeth are healthy, an implant-supported crown is an effective option for completing your smile and protecting its overall health. Crowns are versatile, natural-looking prosthetic teeth made from various durable materials, often ceramic or porcelain. Dental crowns can replace teeth anywhere in your smile, from beautiful front teeth to sturdy molars.
Bridges: If your smile is missing up to four teeth in a row, implant-supported bridges are a great choice for replacing all of them. Dental bridges span the whole gap of missing teeth and are supported on either end by implants that act as a strong foundation, giving them great functionality and durability.
Dentures: If you struggle with traditional dentures and are tired of performing constant maintenance, implant-supported dentures offer several benefits. They'll reduce slippage and increase overall functionality. They will also eliminate the need for adhesives and extra steps like nightly soaking required to keep them clean. Implants can also support partial dentures, helping you keep your healthy teeth in place and filling in gaps as needed.
All-on-4® Dental Implants: All-on-4 is a dental implant process that uses four implants to support an entire arch of teeth, should you qualify for the procedure. This method of placing implant-supported dentures can reduce your time in the dental chair and lead to quicker recovery times. Our dentist will instruct you on whether traditional implant-supported or All-on-4 dentures can effectively achieve your goals.
Your Practice for Pittsburgh Dental Implant Restorations
Our team at the practice of John Sartorio, DMD, is passionate about helping you restore the health and function of your smile. Whether you're missing one or multiple teeth, our restorative dental services can help. We'll provide you with a restoration that gives you confidence in your smile and helps protect your overall oral health. Contact us today to learn which of our Pittsburgh dental implant options will repair your smile!
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