Dental implants are dental restorations that fill in gaps in the smile left by missing teeth. Patients with single missing teeth or arches of lost teeth can restore their smiles with dental implants. Single dental implants replace missing teeth at the root and may also be attached to dental bridges and dentures. Dr. Sara Gotwalt provides dental implants to patients in her Lititz, PA dental office. She works with her patients to customize their implant care for a long-lasting and natural end result.
Dental Implant Q&A
Learn more with answers to common questions many patients have about dental implant treatment:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants fuse to the jawbone during a process called osseointegration. This means that implants are secure in the mouth, just like natural healthy teeth. After dental implants are fully healed, they offer permanent single implants, bridges, and dentures for patients with missing teeth.
Who are the best candidates for dental implant treatment?
Dental implants require enough bone tissue in the jaw to provide a stable foundation for tooth crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. Dr. Gotwalt will recommend bone grafting if patients do not have enough bone in the jaw for support. Additionally, patients will need to be in good health without any tooth or gum infections. Gum disease and tooth decay can cause implants to fail.
Can I receive dental implants if I already have a dental bridge or denture?
Yes, patients who have a removable dental bridge or denture can receive dental implants. If your removable restoration is not providing enough support, please let our office know. We can help create a customized treatment plan for you to secure your bridge or denture with dental implants.
Contact Our Dental Office Today
Do you want to restore one or more lost or missing teeth? Ask us about dental implant treatment. Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Gotwalt on our website or call 717-627-6980. Feel free to let Dr. Gotwalt and her team know if you have any more questions about dental implants. They will be glad to help you get the answers you need.