Dental Implants


Traditionally, dentures and dental bridges have been the primary options for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants, however, offer the advantage of replacing missing teeth while looking, feeling and performing like your natural teeth. In short, dental implants are the next best thing to real teeth. There are many benefits to dental implants.

The Pittsburgh area implant dentists at Dentonics can answer your questions about dental implants and determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants. If so, we will fabricate your custom-designed porcelain dental implants and work with an in-house surgeon to ensure proper positioning and placement of your dental implants for a flawless appearance.

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Anatomy of Dental Implants

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Dental implants consist of two main components:

  • Titanium implant
  • Porcelain dental crown

The titanium implant acts as a “root” for your replacement tooth or teeth. The implant will be anchored in your jawbone and serve as the base for your porcelain dental crown.

Made of durable, dental-grade porcelain, your custom dental crowns resemble and function like your natural teeth. The dental crowns are attached to the implants after the jawbone tissue has successfully grown around the titanium implants.

Dental Implant Placement Process

The placement of dental implants usually requires two procedures over an average of about six months apart, although some patients require less time.

First, your titanium implant will be inserted in an outpatient surgical procedure. In a process known as osseointegration, your jawbone will grow around the implant to hold it in place. This may take several months.

During this time, your custom porcelain crowns will be fabricated. When the surgeon determines that your implant is sufficiently anchored, you will return for the placement of your permanent dental crown.

Pittsburgh cosmetic dentists, Dr. Joe and Dr. Charles Frye maintain constant communication with the surgeon through your dental implant process, and the surgeon is onsite while your restoration work is conducted. This team approach ensures an efficient, effective and comfortable procedure.

While dental implants are an attractive and long-lasting solution for many patients with missing teeth, they are not the best treatment for everyone seeking to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. We may recommend a dental bridge or custom dentures if your consultation reveals that is a better option for you.

If you live in the Pittsburgh, Allison Park, Pennsylvania, areas and would like to learn if you’re a candidate for dental implants, please contact Dentonics to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Joe or Dr. Charles Frye. We would love to make you a member of our extended dental family.

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