Dental Implants – Uniontown, PA
The Last Tooth Replacement
You’ll Ever Need
When Dr. Witek provides care, he doesn’t want to just help a patient while they are in the chair, but rather ensure that they’ll have a strong and beautiful smile for decades to come. That’s why he loves dental implants. This tooth replacement solution provides the next best thing to natural teeth, and they’ve been shown to last for an average of 30 years (compared to the five to 10 years for regular bridges and dentures). If you’re ready to close the gaps in your smile for good, Dr. Witek can do exactly that with dental implants, and you can get started on the road to your renewed smile by giving us a call today.
Why Choose Dr. Edward Witek
for Dental Implants?
- Over 40 Years of Experience Serving Uniontown
- Start-to-Finish Implant Dentistry
- State-of-the-Art Technology Guarantees Successful Treatment
What is a
Your teeth are made up of two main parts—the crown you can see, and the root hidden below the gum line. Most tooth replacements only bring back the crown, which is why they are much less stable than real teeth and wear down relatively quickly. Implants, however, restore the root as well. A small titanium post is placed into the jawbone where a tooth used to reside, and this provides support for a new crown, bridge, or denture. Right now, implants are the only treatment that replaces an entire tooth from top to bottom.
- Stability: Implants are held within the jawbone just like real teeth, so patients never have to worry about them moving out of place whenever they speak or eat.
- Jawbone Preservation: The jawbone naturally starts to shrink after tooth loss, and regular bridges and dentures aren’t able to stop this. Implants actually stimulate the jawbone and prevent this from happening, creating a strong foundation for the remaining teeth that will prevent future tooth loss.
- Lifelike Appearance: Topped with all-porcelain restorations, implants resemble natural teeth in every way imaginable, giving a patient the ability to smile with complete confidence.
Are Dental Implants
Right For You?
No matter how many teeth you might be missing, dental implants can help. As long as you have good oral health and a strong enough jawbone to support the new tooth roots, Dr. Witek can use this treatment to bring back any number of teeth you desire.
Missing One Tooth
Traditionally, replacing a single tooth would involve shaving down the nearby teeth to hold a bridge. With an implant, however, Dr. Witek can simply position a porcelain crown within the smile without disturbing the remaining dental structure at all. The crown will be color-matched to the surrounding teeth to create a seamless appearance.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Whether you are missing a few teeth in a row or several throughout your mouth, just one to three implants can be used to replace them all at once. They can anchor a bridge or partial denture to the jawbone to give these prosthetics much more strength and durability compared to their removable counterparts.
Missing All Teeth
Compared to regular dentures, implant-retained dentures fit better, look better, and bring back much more biting strength. This means a patient can enjoy many foods that are often considered “off-limits” for denture wearers, including grilled meats and fibrous fruits and vegetables.
With decades of experience and over 1,000 hours of advanced training under his belt, Dr. Witek can perform every part of the dental implant procedure right in our Uniontown office. This is unlike other practices in the area where you’ll be forced to visit a specialist to have your implants placed. With us, you’ll be able to receive care from the doctor and team you know and trust throughout the entire process, taking all the stress out of rebuilding your smile.
Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants can be a sizeable investment in your smile, but they are widely considered to be a wise one. Even though they tend to cost more upfront compared to removable bridges and dentures, they actually help patients save money in the long-run because they don’t have to be replaced nearly as often. Because implants are so versatile, their price can vary quite a bit from person to person, but we’ll be happy to give you a thorough estimate at an in-person consultation.