OF ADULTS AGED 35-44 HAVE LOST ONE OR MORE OF THEIR PERMANENT TEETH.
The old solution was bulky and uncomfortable bridges or dentures.
Today, we can use Dental Implants to replace a single tooth or more.
How we do it
CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
The first step to perfect implants is the perfect plan. Utilizing CBCT, we are able to achieve the most accurate results. Implant surgery is done safer and faster because the technique allows us to visualize anatomy. This is key to our one-day implants.
A cone beam CT scan is the product of a special type of x-ray equipment, used when dental work beyond the norm is required. CBCT is so effective because it produces 3-D images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single, 20-40 second scan. Through three-dimensional imaging, we can envision both the patients’ surgical process and final results to a much higher level than before.
During a cone beam CT, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient to produce a large number of images, also called views. The high-quality images can be reconstructed to create a single 3-D image. CT scanning is painless, noninvasive and without side effects.
Available right within Darby Dental Smiles’ office, the cone beam CT is usually performed to evaluate abnormalities of the jaw, dentition, bony structures of the face, nasal cavity and sinuses. In our case, CBCT allows us to create dental implants extremely specific to your mouth. Contact our Mechanicsburg office today to see how this great resource can aid you in your dental goals.
ALL-ON-4 FULL ARCH DENTAL ALTERNATIVE
Many of our patients struggle with the embarrassment of slipping dentures, the disappointment of avoiding favorite foods, and the problems with messy denture adhesives. All-On-4 is a quick, minimally-invasive way to replace an entire arch in your mouth. This concept is widely documented as the best solution for full-arch treatment. As its name hints, All-On-4 denture replacements attach to four dental implant abutments within the mouth.
Quite possibly its biggest benefit, All-On-4 offers a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery, providing immediate function. Relying on simply local anesthesia, discomfort is usually minor and temporary. We may prescribe you pain relievers as needed. A soft diet will be required during the initial healing phase.
All-On-4 is a graftless procedure, meaning bone grafting is avoided. The implants utilize already available bone. Low cost and an improvement in quality of life are major advantages of acrylic based All-On-4 implants. Check in with the specialists at Darby Dental Smiles in Mechanicsburg to discuss how All-On-4 implants can enhance your smile.
A large number of people do not visit the dentist because of anxiety they have of the dentist.
At Darby Dental Smiles, we want all of our patients to experience safe, anxiety free dentistry. With that in mind we offer a variety of sedation options to make sure that you feel relaxed.
- I.V. sedation – intravenous sedation uses a method of directly injecting sedatives into the bloodstream and help patients feel like they slept through the procedure. I.V. sedation is used for severe anxiety or when the appointment goal is to accomplish a lot in a single appointment.
- Oral Conscious Sedation helps you achieve a conscious yet extremely relaxed state during your dental treatment. By taking a prescribed pill before the appointment it helps you reach a moderate level of sedation. Although awake our patients report they often can’t remember much of the appointment including the sounds, smells, and any pain they may have felt otherwise.
- Nitrous Oxide or Laughing Gas is a mild sedative delivered in a gas form through a small mask that the patient wears over the nose. It can help you relax during your procedure while remaining completely responsive and alert.
We are always available to talk about your anxiety and review your sedation options before any treatment. Beyond the sedation options many of our patients over time lose their anxiety because of our caring team, relaxing environment, and advanced technologies. Some of our advances are:
Do you dread the injection? Our office uses technology that takes away the sting of the anesthetic that you’re used to. We specialize in painless injections, you won’t even feel you’ve had a shot.
In Operatory Movies and Headphones
Relax through your appointment by watching a show on Netflix and using our over-the-ear headphones to make the appointment fly by.
Many procedures that in the past took a scalpel are now completed with a painless laser that helps our team deliver efficient comfortable dentistry.
So many benefits to dental implants
What are dental implants?
Dental implants provide a long-term solution to replacing a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. We not only replace your tooth, me make sure it looks great by using a natural looking crown to cover your long-lasting titanium root.
With the highest success rate of all tooth replacement options, implants can last a lifetime with daily brushing and flossing.
Dental Implants with dentures
Implant retained dentures are the perfect solution for all our denture wearing patients.
Before the invention of implants, a patient who had lost all of their teeth was limited to wearing complete dentures. However, the stability and retention of those dentures was often times unpredictable. The way they fit and ability to function like natural teeth becomes less and less efficient with age.
With as few as two implants we can create a removable denture that snaps securely into place giving you amazing stability and restoring natural function.