Dental Implants Lancaster PA
Replace missing missing teeth in Lancaster PA,York PA, Lititz, Elizabethtown PA, Ephrata PA
If you lose one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, or another cause, there is hope. Dental implants are changing the way people live! They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
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What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes.
The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Dental implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, Dr. Weierbach will address your specific needs and considerations. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
We will also discuss fees and insurance at this time. There are many types of insurance plans, and coverage for implants is varied. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining any benefits to which you may be entitled.
The Surgical Procedure
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. Healing time following surgery varies from person to person and is based on a variety of factors, such as hardness of bone. In some cases, implants may be restored immediately after they are placed.
For the first three to six months following the surgery, dental implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet at this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture that will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Weierbach will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. After two weeks your general dentist will be able to start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
What Types of Prosthesis are Available?
A crowns is used to replace one missing tooth each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by a professional.
Dr. Weierbach performs in-office dental implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip or tibia.
Dr. Weierbach has received extensive training in Dental Implantology. Through continuing education, Dr. Weierbach is abreast of the most current information on implant dentistry, such as TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR and i-CAT Scanner.
The i-CAT Scanner is a new technology offered by our practice, which provides in-office state-of-the-art imaging to allow for optimal accuracy when placing your dental implants. The i-CAT scanner will expose you to significantly less radiation than a traditional CT scanner, and scans in less than 15 seconds! High-definition three-dimensional images are produced in under a minute, which allows us to place your data directly into our implant-planning software, and begin the process of providing you with new teeth.
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JOHN A. WEIERBACH II, D.M.D.
Dr Weierbach and his staff are exceptional people. They are not only experts in their field but are also warm and caring in all they do. The thought of getting needed implants, a bridge, and crowns to fix my upper failing bridge was daunting and unsettling to me. Dr. Weierbach and his staff were patient and so reassuring during the the entire process. I am completely satisfied and happy with my new teeth. The end result - beautiful !
- Beverly B
I have been grinding my teeth my whole life! Even with faithfully wearing a night guard I did extensive damage to my teeth. Apparently, I am an unconscious daily tooth grinder. This left me with few options for repairing my teeth. I was recommended to Dr. Weierbach who developed an comprehensive plan to restore my smile. Not only did Dr. Weierbach create a new smile but he transformed my smile into a more youthful one! No he's not a magician, just a very research-based talented dentist. I trusted his judgment and recommendations every step of the year long process. The best compliments still come from my hustband of almost 40 years who cherishes my new smile! The care I received from the office staff over the year was outstanding. If you have any dental issues that require expert advise , I highly recommend you contact Dr. Weierbach and his office staff. You will be on your way to a more confident, functional smile!
- Karen T
I was missing both of my lateral incisor teeth, and I had surgery done for dental implants. When it came time to start the treatment, I had a consultant with Dr. Weierbach and his team. He assured me that I was in good hands-- he was right! Besides getting the crowns, I also had ZOOM whitening done, which I would highly recommend for a quick and reliable way to whiten your teeth. During my treatment, the appliance that held my temporary teeth broke. He and his staff went the extra mile and took time out of their busy day to fix it; they reassured me that if anything like that were to happen, they should be the first ones we call. Throughout my many appointments, the staff always made sure I was comfortable and besides that, they were incredibly personable! Dr. Weierbach and his team of amazing assistants worked incredibly hard to make sure my smile was perfect while making it as painless as possible. The shade of my crowns, the shape, and the length all combine to make a very natural looking smile. I could not think of another person I would want to do my treatment with. If you or anyone you know are looking to get dental work done, Dr. Weierbach is the man to do it! He will go out of his way to make sure every detail is impeccable. Thank you guys!
- Trinity M
OUTSTANDING! Dr. Weierbach is a highly qualified prosthodontist who is warm, engaging, funny, and always seeking perfection. Every office visit I smiled and laughed because of the assistants (Melissa) and Dr. Weierbach. The quality of the dental work was exceptional! I walked out of the office today with the end result, feeling beautiful. THANK YOU to all the staff! 🤟
- Paula K
I have been a patient of Dr. Weierbach for 10+ years now and together we have been on a dental journey. I have been and am continually impressed with the doctor’s demeanor, perfectionism & professionalism and his all-around commitment to ensuring a positive patient experience. I had some pretty extensive work done (zygomatic/lower jaw implants and full uppers and lowers) and I am now able to eat anything I want and can laugh and smile the day away. Most important to me (in addition to the dental work), Dr. Weierbach treats you like a friend, not a patient. That friendly and family atmosphere extends to all of his staff. Walking into the office and you are greeted with a friendly hello from Sue, Sherry and Jen. Amanda and Chelsee, Dental Assistants, are great at keeping you at ease while waiting for and undergoing procedures. Nina, my hygienist, keeps my smile pretty and ensures everything is in working order. Dr. Weierbach and his staff are top shelf and you would not go wrong seeking their services.
- Ray Z
Dr. Weierbach was able to correct the poorly done dental work done by another dentist. The completion of the work is nothing less than excellent and beyond my expectations. I never would've believed that the issues that I had could have beeen corrected. The doctor was able to restore the way I looked and gave me a smile that I thought I had lost. I strongly recommend Dr. Weierbach to anyone who has lost faith in their hope to restore or repair a dental problem.
- Annamarie R
Dentistry taken to a new level! Dr Weierbach recently completed two crowns on my top front teeth. It doesn't get more visible than that! He recommended I replace a very old crown on one front tooth with two crowns of both front teeth to get a perfect match. Even better he suggested they whiten my teeth first so the end result will match the rest of my teeth more closely for a longer period of time. The end result was literally perfection! The size of the teeth was perfect, and the color match was exact. His staff is second to none and their attributes mirror the doctor's own - friendly, competent, attentive and caring.
- Jim M
I'm extremely please with the outcome of my dental procedure
- Dale S
After having several implants and crowns I am able to smile with confidence again. Dr. Weierbach's skill and expertise was amazing! Staff you are the best, always friendly and accommodating, with special thanks to Chelsee. I would highly recommend this office. Sooo appreciate you all! You all have blessed me!
- Jane S
Now that the extensive dental treatment by Dr. Weierbach is complete it is such a pleasure to be able to smile without hesitation. My teeth are so beautiful and I feel that my life has changed for the better. It has been years since I felt such confidence. I can truly say that Dr. Weierbach and his staff are perfectionists in every aspect of my treatment. I am extremely happy to have had Dr. Weierbach perform his magic.
- Janice P