Here in Chambersburg, PA, our goal is to provide patients with beautiful, functional dental implants. But what you may not know is that there are several kinds of implants and tooth replacement options available for patients to choose from. One treatment might be better for your situation then another, so we believe that patients should be aware of which one works for them.
Immediate implants are just like the name suggests: a type of implant that can be placed in one visit. While Dr. Wagner does not place permanent restorations (crowns), you won’t have to wait too long to start taking advantage of the benefits of implants. With immediate placement, patients can start eating and speaking with more confidence without worrying about the stability of their dental device. Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone, and don’t rely on surrounding teeth for support.
Let’s say you’ve lost most to all your teeth in one arch of your smile. Are dentures your only option? Not quite! At The Wagner Centre, we can perform full arch restoration devices, a style of hybrid dentures that is supported with five to six implant fixtures, depending on which arch is being replaced. Even patients who are missing all of their teeth, in both arches, can get a complete smile in no time. This way, patients get the best of both worlds: the coverage of a full denture with the support of implants.
A bar overdenture is similar to an implant-supported denture, but with a slightly different shape. Instead of having the denture supported on individual implants, the denture is clipped to a milled bar that is secured to the jawbone with implants. It allows the denture to be removed easily, if needed, and patients have commented on how comfortable and stable their denture felt.
Traditional bridges use neighboring teeth as anchors for the bridge, but for patients with three or more adjacent teeth, an implant-supported bridge could be the ticket. A bridge is secured in place with two or more implant fixtures, covering a wide area without needing to extract teeth or a need for a full arch replacement.
Dr. Rebecca Wagner is experienced in providing her patients with complete, functional smiles that have lasted for many years. Come see if dental implants work for you in Chambersburg, PA at The Wagner Centre. We accept some insurance and offer great financing options. It all begins with a quick consultation!
Dr. Rebecca Wagner
129 Chambers Hill Dr.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Tuesday: 7AM – 3PM
Wednesday: 9AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8AM – 4PM
Friday: 7AM – 3PM