implants in the aesthetic zone - WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA & OHIO VALLEY ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

Missing a Front Tooth?

Replacing Teeth That Show When You Smile

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so a complete smile is important when making a good first impression. When you’re missing teeth, your self-confidence drastically falls especially when it comes to interacting with others. And while dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement options, replacing anterior teeth in the front of the mouth, the “smile zone,” with implants can be a challenge. This area of the mouth is always visible when you talk, smile, laugh and eat, so the room for error or any small flaw is minimal. When you’re replacing an anterior tooth in this part of the mouth, choosing the most skilled, experienced doctor is a must. Dental implants in this aesthetic zone must be placed with precision so your new tooth and smile are both flawless.

Background

Crown

Abutment

Implant Post

Why This is a Challenge

Because of how visible these teeth are in everyday activities, implants in this area are considered challenging to provide beautiful or natural results. There are multiple complications that can occur if your implant is not placed by an experienced team, including:

  • Implant post visible through the gum tissue
  • Improper angling gives an unnatural look
  • Lack of bone support to hold the implant
  • Not enough gum tissue to cover the implant

Combining Skill and Technology

Our team of oral surgeons at Western Pennsylvania & Ohio Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery have the experience and skills necessary to provide patients with dental implants in any location of the mouth, including the aesthetic “smile zone” teeth. With nearly two decades of experience between Drs. Steven Krakora and Brandon Humberger, we have placed countless dental implants into this difficult region of the mouth. We also utilize X-Nav technology through X-Guide™, which is a digital implant planning system for implant surgery. X-Nav technology directs our surgeons to the exact angle, depth and position for the implant to be placed so there is virtually zero room for error.  After the implant is placed, your general dentist will restore it with a lifelike and gorgeous crown that blends in seamlessly with your smile.

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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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