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Gerber Dental Care is the go-to office for dental implants in the North Huntingdon area. For teens and adults missing one or more teeth, these tooth replacements provide both excellent oral function and wonderful smile appearance—read on to learn how!
What are dental implants?
They are the best tooth replacements available. They look real, feel natural, and provide biting/chewing functionality that is strong and reliable. Best of all, they improve the quality of your jaw bone as they occupy the sockets vacated by extracted teeth. Other tooth replacements do not do that.
In his North Huntingdon practice, Dr. Gerber will perform an oral exam to determine if dental implants are right for you. They most likely are if you:
- Are in good oral and systemic health (healthy gum tissue is important)
- Have enough bone in your jaw to support an implant device
- Brush and floss carefully every day and see your dentist every six months for cleanings
The implant treatment
After performing an examination and qualifying you as a candidate for treatment, Dr. Gerber will begin the implant procedure by numbing the implant site and inserting the titanium screw. This device has a roughened surface and innate biocompatibility.
Through osseointegration, bone cells adhere to the implant. During the ensuing weeks, the bond between your jaw bone and device will strengthen, and then, Dr. Gerber can bond on a metal post and porcelain crown to finish your new tooth.
Uses of dental implants
You can restore your smile with dental implants if you are missing single teeth or require multiple-tooth replacement with fixed bridgework. Additionally, people who are missing all of their teeth on either, or both, jaw arches can enjoy the benefits of these dental marvels through implant-supported dentures.
Find out more
Here at Gerber Dental Care in the North Huntingdon area, a treatment plan is individualized to meet your needs. If dental implants are part of that plan, expect a smile that looks great, works well, and lasts a lifetime! Call our Bethesda office today for an implant consultation: (724) 864-7900.
Not everyone is excited about the idea of wearing braces—especially older teens and adults. But thanks to Invisalign, a modern orthodontic treatment, it’s possible to get the benefits of braces without the embarrassment and discomfort that can come with traditional devices. Get in touch with your dentist at Gerber Dental Care in North Huntingdon, PA to see if Invisalign treatment might be right for your smile.
What Does Invisalign Do?
Invisalign brings your teeth into alignment without the need for permanently placed metal braces. Instead of brackets, you’ll wear a series of plastic trays that are modeled just for your smile. The trays make individual teeth shift to fit their shape. It can take six months or more for the teeth to get to their proper alignment, which is very reasonable compared to standard braces which you might have to wear for up to three years.
Is Invisalign Treatment Right for You?
Common orthodontic issues that Invisalign can fix include small gaps between the teeth, crowded teeth, and teeth that jet forward or backward. You must have generally good oral health and no gum or dental infections. You must also be committed to brushing your teeth, flossing, and visiting your North Huntingdon dentist regularly to be a good candidate for Invisalign.
Maintaining Your Smile During and After Invisalign
A successful Invisalign treatment requires you to wear your plastic aligner trays for at least 20-22 hours per day. You have to keep your teeth clean and free from debris when you’re wearing them. Take them off before each meal (and at night) and remember to brush or rinse before putting them back on. When your Invisalign treatment is completed, continue to wear your remaining tray when sleeping to maintain your new smile.
Contact Us Today!
Your dentist at Gerber Dental Care in North Huntingdon, PA (also serving patients in Irwin, PA) can consult you on whether Invisalign treatment is right for you. Call the office today at (724) 864-7900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Farrel Gerber.