Dr John and Dr Sara Gotwalt restore dental implants in their Lititz, Pa dental office, providing a naturally functioning, permanent solution for patients with missing teeth. The doctors remain current with technological advances by studying with an advanced implant study club. It has been their experience that coordinating and directing implant placement of design of the final restoration rests on their shoulders. The doctors are involved with case selection, implant choices and placement site.
Dental implants offer the highest level of patient satisfaction when compared to traditional options such as a dental bridge or partial denture. They also provide several key benefits for better oral and overall health:
- Patients can eat a normal, varied diet without restriction
- Patients enjoy normal speech without fear of a slipping appliance
- No need for daily maintenance or adhesives
- Retains bone in the jaw, reducing jaw shrinkage and teeth shifting
Dental Implants: What To Expect
Dr. John or Dr. Sara Gotwalt will coordinate the surgical phase of your dental implant procedure with a local specialist. This involves the placement of a titanium screw in the jaw bone which will mimic a tooth root and support a dental crown for tooth replacement. In most cases, this requires 3-6 months to fully heal and integrate with the bone for a stable result.
Once the bone has healed, Dr. John or Dr. Sara will place the final restoration in their Lititz dentist office, permanently securing your custom dental crown for a replacement that will look and feel like a natural tooth. We also facilitate “teeth in a day” where fixtures and teeth are placed at the same appointment.-
Your new dental implant can be expected to last for a lifetime with proper oral hygiene and routine dental care.