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Academy of Modern Implants & Dentistry provides King of Prussia and its surrounding areas with quality and comprehensive healthcare. We believe in keeping our community healthy, and we’re committed to exceeding the expectations of our patients with cutting dental care.
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To ensure the comfort of all of our patients, all procedures can be done under sedation if the patient prefers.
CT/CONSULTATION | DENTAL IMPLANTS | IMPLANT CROWN | IMPLANT DENTURE | HYBRID (ALL-ON-4) PERMANENT TEETH | EXTRACTIONS | BONE GRAFTING | CLEANING | CROWN | BRIDGE | FILLINGS | ROOT CANAL
A Dental Implant is a medical-grade titanium (or ceramic) threaded post that is placed into the jaw to act like the root of a tooth. Implants can be used to support individual teeth, bridges, dentures, and screwed in permanent full arches of teeth. The amount of time until a tooth can be added to your implant is decided on a case by case basis and will be discussed at the consultation. Due to Dr. Raymond’s affiliation with some of the largest implant companies in the United States, the Academy of Modern Implants & Dentistry can offer the highest quality implants while also offering more affordable prices for patients.
A smaller, tighter denture without the adhesive
Dental implants can be used to help stabilize both complete and partial dentures. Lower dentures can be significantly more comfortable with as little as 2 implants, they are even more secure with 4 implants; typically removing the need for any adhesive and making the denture feel more solid to the jaw.
Upper dentures can often have the roof of the mouth removed with 4 implants, allowing patients to have more taste while eating, no longer need denture adhesive, and have a much more natural feel. There are many treatment options available for all types of denture patients; individual options will be discussed at the consultation appointment then a plan that fits your expectations can be determined.
If a tooth becomes painful, infected, or broken and cannot be saved with a crown or root canal the tooth needs to be extracted. Using the latest technology, we can remove teeth with less pain, safer, and faster than ever before.
If an implant is being considered, typically a bone graft will be completed at the same time as the extraction.
If considering an implant at the time a tooth is extracted, it is best to add bone grafting material to the space where the root was in the jaw. Not only will it speed up the healing process, it will most importantly preserve the amount of bone, making implant placement more accurate and straightforward. The fastest time of bone shrinkage after extraction is the first six months; adding this graft can reduce this shrinkage by as much as 90 percent.
When a tooth has been missing for a long period of time, there are other types of bone grafting procedures to regain the lost bone. Bone grafting, while not always necessary, is a common procedure either before or at the time of implant placement to give the best functional, esthetic, and long term results.
The value of regular check-ups and cleanings cannot be stressed enough. Benefits ranging from preventing periodontal disease and gingivitis to allowing small issues to be treated before they turn into larger and more expensive procedures. Current recommendations are every patient should be seen every six months for routine care and 3-4 times a year if there is a history of periodontal disease. While most cleanings can be taken care of in a single appointment, if it has been many years or there is issues with the gums, the cleaning may be more in depth and require multiple appointments.
A crown is an all ceramic covering that makes a tooth stronger and less likely to fracture. Most root canal treated teeth and some teeth with large fillings need this strength to prevent breaking or fracturing. Crowns should be treated just like normal teeth, with brushing and flossing to prevent cavities around and underneath. A crown typically lasts 10-30 years, depending on the how well the crown fits and how well they are cleaned at home.
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth permanently by putting crowns on each side of the space and connecting a tooth in-between. Due to the success rates of implants and the costs of bridges over a lifetime, it has become a less popular choice for replacing missing teeth. However, it is still used for patients that cannot get an implant due to medical reasons or not having enough bone.
A root canal is the removal of the nerve of a tooth that is either extremely sensitive and painful or is infected. The need for root canals can be caused by multiple things such as large cavities, trauma to the mouth, and large fillings/crowns that are close to the nerve of the tooth. Root canals are typically completed in one appointment, however, sometimes two or more appointments are required. After a root canal, a crown is needed to give the tooth strength and help seal the root canal from bacteria.
Once an implant is solid in the jaw, an impression will be taken of the implant and surrounding teeth. The impression will then be sent to a dental lab, which will custom design a piece that screws into the implant and supports the crown, called the abutment. Next, the lab will design the crown on top of the abutment ensuring an accurate fit. This entire process takes around 3-4 weeks, and once received will be placed onto the implant and any small adjustments will be made for proper fit.
The first appointment for any implant treatment is a 3D x-ray, known as a Cone Beam CT (CBCT). This type of X-ray is different than your traditional dental x-ray. This scan shows us the amount of bone in all directions, exact position of nerves and sinuses, and bone density. Using this type of X-ray allows us to plan your case in a way that is more safe, predictable, and cost efficient. At the consultation Dr. Raymond will review your medical history and x-ray to ensure you are a candidate for dental implants. Afterwards, an overview of the procedures, timeframe, treatment options along with price from start to finish will be given. For large or complex cases, an additional consultation is sometimes required using impressions and scans for further evaluation.
Fillings are a hard, tooth colored material that are used to fix small to medium sized cavities, small chips, and easily fixed cosmetic issues. These types of fillings do not have any mercury, patients can eat immediately and give the tooth more strength than the older type of silver fillings.
HYBRID (ALL-ON-4) PERMANENT TEETH
A hybrid, also commonly referred to as an all-on-4, has many names for the same treatment. It’s a permanent (non-removable) option for patients with no existing or savable teeth, who do not want to take dentures out every night and are looking for function that most closely resembles natural teeth. The teeth are supported by 4-8 implants per arch, and are made of various materials.
All of the available options for hybrids will be discussed at your consult and together we can find a treatment that fits your needs.
Each patient will have discussed with them the material options that will suite their individual case at the consult and the advantages/disadvantages of each so together we can make a decision that fits your needs long term. Patients interested in this treatment will have a sample yearly maintenance plan shown to them at the initial consult.