ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS - WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA & OHIO VALLEY ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

Leaders in Implant Surgery

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The Permanent Tooth Loss Solution

Are missing teeth holding you back from living a confident lifestyle? If tooth loss is hindering you in social situations, limiting your diet, or impacting your appearance, finding a reliable replacement solution should be your primary goal. And when it comes to your smile and mouth, choosing the longest lasting and most natural-looking solution will mean all the difference. Dental implants are considered the gold standard solution for tooth replacement due to their natural look and function, health benefits and longevity. When placed by our expert oral surgeons and properly cared for, your dental implants can last you the rest of your life and give you a beautiful, functional smile again.

Dental implants are composed of three parts; the implant post, the abutment, and the dental crown. The implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone and fuses with the bone through a process called osseointegration. Once the implant has fused with your bone, it acts just like a natural tooth root, inspiring healthy bone growth. The abutment is attached to the implant post and connects the post in the bone to the dental crown above the gumline. Finally, the crown is created to look, feel and function just like your surrounding teeth. You’ll be able to chew and bite with confidence and most people will never know you even have a replacement tooth.

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Our Implant Process

While many people think that receiving dental implants is a painful and lengthy procedure, the truth is that at our Washington, PA office, we make the process streamlined, simple and gentle. This is partly due to the fact that we are an oral surgery practice with extensive experience and education in dental implantology and partly due to our investment in advanced technology for a more accurate and safe procedure. And for those with severe dental anxiety, we offer anesthesia to help prevent feelings of anxiety and block the sensations of pain or discomfort.  At Western Pennsylvania & Ohio Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we are a team of healthcare providers that offer nothing less than the pinnacle of surgery.

Although a complex surgery, we strive to make our implant process simple for patients and offer them complimentary virtual consultations. You’re able to attach a photo of your current smile or missing teeth as well as tell us what you would like to see improved, and we will let you know if dental implants are a good option. Find your complimentary virtual consultation below! The next step is to take detailed images of your mouth and existing teeth. We use digital intraoral cameras and cone beam CT scanners to capture highly detailed images of your oral structures. This, along with X-Nav technology,  allows our oral surgeons to plan your entire surgery before treatment begins. This revolutionary equipment guides our surgeons into the exact angle, location and depth for implant placement. Virtually all guesswork is removed from surgery making it safer and more successful than free-hand placement. And to finalize your treatment, we give you a high-quality temporary crown to wear while your permanent top-of-the-line zirconia dental crown is being created. You’ll never go a single day without a natural-looking smile!

Our Replacement Options

Dental implants are a versatile replacement solution and can be an effective, long-term option for many patients. While we can easily replace individual teeth with an implant, we also have the capabilities to replace any number of teeth. Below we have detailed out dental implant options available to you.

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Single Tooth Replacement

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Single Tooth Replacement

With single tooth dental implants, we are able to replace virtually any tooth in your mouth with a new, functional and aesthetically appealing one. We will match your new tooth to your surrounding teeth for a seamless and natural-looking smile.

Implant Supported Dentures

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Implant Supported Dentures

Combining dentures with dental implants, we can firmly support a denture prosthesis to prevent slipping and give you a stronger overall bite. By placing as few as two implants into your jawbone, we can attach your denture to them so the denture is held in place without the need of adhesives or pastes.

All-On-4® Full Arch Dental Implants

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All-On-4® Full Arch Dental Implants

For those missing all or most of their teeth, All-on-4 allows us to give a you natural, functional and beautiful set of new teeth with as few as four implants per arch. This solution is as close to real teeth as you can get and is composed of the highest quality materials and performed with the latest in dental technology.

Why Patients Choose Us

When it comes to dental implants, you shouldn’t settle for anything less than the experts. Our doctors have invested extra time in their education, spending three additional years in a hospital-based setting to become the leaders in understanding and performing complex dental surgeries. We routinely see patients who come from over two hours away to receive their implants from our team here at Western Pennsylvania & Ohio Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery because they trust our team to give them the results they want. We never cut corners or compromise on your safety and only use the highest quality materials and the leading technology when offering you dental implant care.

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Try Our Complimentary Virtual Consultation
We know it can be hard to schedule an in-person consultation. Taking time off from work, rearranging your schedule or flying in from out of town can seem impossible at times. Although we’d love to see you in our office for a complete exam, we don’t want you to put off receiving the answers you need any longer. That’s why we offer complimentary virutual consultations through a simple, two-step process.
STEP 1
Simply upload a picture of your current smile and/or X-rays and tell us what your dream smile looks like.
STEP 2
We’ll review what treamtents can help, what you can expect during those treatments and even the financing options to make them more affordable.

Step 1

Simply upload a picture of your current smile and/or X-rays and tell us what your dream smile looks like.

Step 2

We'll review what treamtents can help, what you can expect during those treatments and even the financing options to make them more affordable.

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