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Dental Implants in State College, PA

Whether you are missing one tooth or a few, you’re well aware of the problems they can cause. Simple things like eating and speaking can become awkward and uncomfortable, plus they can make you very hesitant to smile, even among family and friends. For people in this situation, Donald Marks Family Dentistry is happy to provide the most state-of-the-art replacement available today: dental implants. Compared to any other treatment, they provide the most durable, reliable, and beautiful results, and you can get them right here in State College. To learn more about what dental implants can do for you, contact us today.

Implant Placement

Animation of implant supported dental crown

A dental implant is actually a small titanium post that is placed directly into the jawbone in order to mimic the root structure of a lost tooth. This can then be attached to a number of prosthetics to replace any number of teeth. Our own Dr. John Martin can perform this procedure in-house so you won’t have to visit an outside specialist. Local anesthetic will make this minor surgery practically painless, and afterward, you’ll be given 3-6 months to heal before returning to complete your new smile.

Implant-Retained Crowns & Bridges

Model of implant supported fixed bridge

If you are just missing a single tooth, an implant-retained crown is how we can replaced it. This will consist of three different parts: the implant post, an all-porcelain dental crown, and an abutment. Once you have healed from the placement procedure, Dr. Marks will attach a custom-made crown to the post using the abutment. After this, your implant should be virtually indistinguishable from your other natural teeth. It will be just as strong, and you can even maintain it using simple brushing and flossing.

For those who are missing multiple teeth in a row, implant crowns can be used to form a sturdy bridge. Two implant crowns will be placed on either side of the gap in a person’s smile, and these will be bonded to prosthetic teeth to close it. Implant-retained bridges are not only much stronger than traditional ones, but they also blend with the smile much better as well.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Model of implant supported denture

Do you have a denture that just won’t seem to stay in place? Does it make you hesitant to or even prevent you from eating your favorite foods or seeing friends? With dental implants, we can finally give you a set of teeth you can rely on. Using a few strategically placed implants attached to a denture, you can enjoy a rock-solid fit. More and more patients are choosing implant-retained dentures over traditional ones for a number of reasons:

All-on-4

Model of base to support All-on-4 denture

With All-on-4 dental implants, we can literally restore an entire row of teeth with an implant-retained denture in just one appointment. Four dental implants will be strategically placed into the jaw, and these will be attached to a strong, reliable denture the very same day. With this procedure, a patient can literally wake up that morning missing a row of teeth and go to bed that night with a complete smile. All-on-4 can even help patients who have suffered bone loss due to tooth loss and have been told they are not qualified to get implants in the past.

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