What Type of Dentist Does Implants?

Thanks to implant technology, you can replace missing teeth in a way that feels natural and is permanent instead of something that needs to be removed daily.

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed within the jawbone. These posts and your bone fuse together, making the implant stable enough to support permanently placed false teeth called dental prostheses such as crowns, bridges, and over-dentures.  

Who should you see for dental implants?

Through careful planning, your periodontist will design an implant treatment plan to meet your needs. This planning involves an initial examination, special digital information like x-rays and models, and consultation that explains the procedure using computer-guided imaging.

Getting your new implant involves several steps in a team effort that includes your implant surgeon, restorative dentist, and dental lab.  

In the first step, your implant surgeon plans and implements the surgical placement of the implant titanium post through a carefully planned procedure using information gathered through diagnostic tools and computer guidance.  This implant sets the foundation for the crown that will be placed by the restorative dentist.

The next step involves both restorative dentists and the dental lab who work together to design, create, and place the prosthesis over your implant, thus giving you teeth again.  They work together to fabricate natural-looking teeth that function well in coordination with your existing teeth.

Because implants do not have ligaments like regular tooth roots, there is no pressure sensation like natural teeth.  That is why your restorative dentist and lab carefully plan how your new teeth will align with your existing bit to ensure that your bite is even and safe for your natural teeth.


Where should you go for dental implants?

The Dental Implant Center of PA is the region’s first comprehensive dental implant center. Our state-of-the-art facility in Enola, PA features the area’s premier treatment planning, surgical, periodontal, prosthetic, and laboratory experts under one roof.

The expert team at The Dental Implant Center in collaboration with the Vertrue Dental Lab welcomes you as you prepare for a brand new smile. Our goal is to provide you with a smooth and enjoyable experience. We want you to receive a beautiful smile and help you to a healthy happy lifestyle.

You may have a lot of questions on what exactly dental implants are and if they are the right thing for you. If you are located in the Central Pennsylvania area, we’re here to help.