Dental Implants in Bucks County Pennsylvania

By February 2, 2018 10 Comments

If you have lost a tooth from decay or by accident, there are various options when it comes to replacement. Dentures are the more traditional method, but dental implants offer a more permanent solution to missing teeth. In fact, a dental implant is virtually indistinguishable from your regular teeth and can be performed at our general dentistry office.

What Are Dental Implants?

Full dental implants are replacements for both the missing tooth and the missing root. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are inserted into the gum, replacing both the root and the tooth.

young woman with dental implants smiling

Dental implants can be categorized as restorative dentistry surgery, as they contribute to your mouth’s health.

The dental implant begins with inserting a titanium screw into the jaw. This stimulates the jaw’s bone growth and reduces the “thinning” that can happen when teeth are missing. Once this has healed, the “cap” tooth is fitted into place, and can often be colored to match the surrounding teeth.

With dental implants, you can bite, speak, and chew regularly. Plus, the implant keeps other teeth from shifting in the mouth and keeps your smile healthy.

Types of Dental Implants

There are a few types of dental implants, and your Bucks County dentist can help you determine which one is best for your mouth. Also, some patients may need to have bone grafting performed on the jaw to support the implant. This can include bone augmentation or a sinus lift, adding bone below the sinus where it’s deteriorated due to missing back teeth on the upper part of the jaw.

● Subperiosteal dental implants are placed under the gum, and either on or above the jawbone. This type of implant is best for people who don’t have a healthy enough jawbone and don’t want to or cannot undergo bone augmentation procedures to rebuild it.
● Endosteal dental implants are placed directly in the jawbone. These use the titanium screw implant and are the most common type of implant.

FAQs About Dental Implants

Here are a some common questions we hear about dental implants:

Does dental insurance cover implants?
Many dental insurance companies consider implants to be a cosmetic dentistry procedure, and therefore may not provide coverage. We can work with your insurance to help determine if this is a medically necessary procedure. If you’re considering dental implants, you may wish to look for a new dental policy that does cover the procedure before booking the appointment.

Does PA Medicaid cover dental implants?
Traditional Medicaid, which is Medicaid Part A and Medicaid Part B, does not cover dental implants. However, some supplemental Medicaid insurance plans, called Medicare Advantage Plans, may cover dental implants. Private insurance companies provide these plans, and each plan varies on coverage.

How much do dental implants cost in PA?
Depending on the number of implants you need and whether you need bone grafting procedures, the costs can vary widely. Consult one of our dentists for more information regarding an accurate assessment.

Contact Dental Beauty Today

Are you ready for a full, radiant smile? Dental Beauty can help! Our office performs dental implant surgeries, and we can custom-make an implant that looks just like your regular teeth. Enjoy the relief of having a secure tooth replacement with our dental implants today! Give us a call or visit us online for more information.

Join the discussion 10 Comments

  • Theresa Merritt says:

    How much does it cost for implants, Does insurance cover any of it,and can you get x Ray’s done ? Also can you go through metal detectors at airports without being embarrassed?

  • Robert Burgoon says:

    Do not know if i will be covered for this procedure as Medicaid only allows one partial to be made once every 10 years. My partial was made within the 10 years but because it made me talk funny ans spittle when i talked, i stopped wearing it. Then as i went to put the top one in one day the tooth that the partial connected too cracked n broke and so i stopped trying to wear them altogether. The top 3 teeth in the front are missing n it makes me look like a crack head, which is totally not me.

  • Bear says:

    Can all the teeth be implanted, instead of getting dentures ? And what is the cost?

  • I am interested in full mouth implants. I cannot get anyone to provide an estimate without scheduling an exam which I may do once I am informed as to what the cost range normally is. I also need education vs insurance vs paying cash?

  • John Todd says:

    I have full upper dentures. I only have 4 teeth on the bottom. How much would it costfora compleete set of upper & lower implants?

  • Margie Richard says:

    How much for a full upper set of implants?

  • Linda Rodriquez says:

    Hello. I need to know the cost of your implant process. I really would like to have this process done. I have a top, front bridge that needs to be perminantly removed. In the past implant were always known to be a very expensive procedure even for one tooth, and not affordable for those of moderate financial means. I am currently exploring my options and looking for the best at a price I can afford.
    Please kindly respond.
    Thank you.

  • Do any of the listed insurance pay anything for plants?

  • I have 3 missing teeth. I have dental insurance but it will not pay for implants.

  • Dorathy Boyd says:

    How much for full top and bottom?