If you are missing teeth, then the most obvious problem is starring back at you every time you look in a mirror: that gap in your smile. But, there are other factors to consider beyond the way you look that make replacing missing teeth essential. Dental implants are an excellent choice for tooth replacement, because they restore your complete smile, and they help you avoid several oral and general health concerns. Would you like to learn if dental implants are right for you? Then schedule a consultation with a State College dentist. In the meantime, read on to learn more about dental implants and the implant surgery.
October 7, 2018
August 10, 2017
Have you lost a tooth to decay or trauma? If so, your self-esteem was lost with it. An incomplete smile quickly causes you to feel self-conscious about your smile while you find it hard to speak clearly and difficult to eat your favorite foods. However, you can suffer from additional complications if you do not replace the tooth. To regain a complete smile, more than 500,000 people a year now turn to dental implants. This offers a permanent way to replace the tooth while improving your oral health. With dental implants in State College, you will boost your confidence and improve your quality of life.
September 8, 2016
Worried about dentures that slip unexpectedly? Tired of gooey denture adhesives and sore spots in your mouth? Concerned about bone loss in your jaw? Traditional dentures work in some cases, but not others. So,
Dr. Chris Devlin offers dental implants in Stage College which securely anchor full or partial dentures. The resulting smile is lifelike, stable and so comfortable.
December 21, 2015
Fixed bridges, dentures, non-implant supported dentures, crowns… the options in tooth replacement are many. Knowing which one to choose can be difficult, but Dr. Devlin is passionate about helping you make the best decisions for your oral health. With that in mind, we want to state, once and for all, that dental implants are by far the best option for replacing missing teeth. Keep reading to learn why you should choose dental implants in State College to complete your smile in 2016.
April 13, 2015
When a tooth is lost due to decay, gum disease, or injury, replacing it should be your top priority. A missing tooth leads to a variety of problems, including everything from difficulty eating and slurred speech to feelings of embarrassment when you smile. At the State College, PA dental office of Dr. Chris J. Devlin, we offer a comprehensive menu of restorative dentistry solutions, including crowns and bridges for tooth replacement.
Benefits of Crowns and Bridges
Following the loss of a tooth, remaining teeth in the area begin to shift and rotate in an attempt to take on some of the burden of daily use. Over time, this shifting can greatly affect your oral health as well as the appearance of your smile. A bridge is comprised of one or more false teeth (pontics) that are placed where a natural tooth or teeth once stood. Unlike removable prosthetics like dentures and partials, a bridge is fixed in place by a dental crown.
A crown is a custom restoration that is placed over an existing tooth to hold the bridge in place. Porcelain crowns can be shaded and sculpted to match your surrounding teeth for a seamlessly natural look. With a quality restoration from Dr. Devlin, no one will be able to tell that you have bridgework; they’ll only see your complete and healthy smile.
In addition to crown and bridgework, Dr. Devlin offers a more permanent tooth replacement option: dental implants. If you are looking for the most secure, natural-looking replacement tooth solution, ask us about dental implants and their benefits. We want to help you smile with comfort and confidence again.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are missing one or more consecutive teeth and you’d like to learn more about your tooth replacement options, we invite you to contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Devlin and our caring, experienced team. We’ll talk with you about our restorative options and develop a customized treatment plan that’s perfect for you. Conveniently located in State College, PA, our practice is privileged to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Altoona, and beyond.
March 13, 2015
For many men and women, removable prosthetics like full and partial dentures are a sufficient tooth replacement option, but they aren’t right for everyone. If you are considering your tooth replacement options and want to restore your smile permanently,
The Stronger, More Beautiful Smile You Deserve
A dental implant is a small, biocompatible post that is securely anchored within the bone of your jaw in the socket where a natural tooth once stood. Following the placement of the implant, the bone tissue of the jaw begins to fuse around it, creating a sturdy foundation for a custom crown, bridge, or denture. This process is called osseointegration, and it takes approximately two to six months after the implant is placed.
When a natural tooth is lost or extracted, the jaw bone in the area begins to deteriorate. Fortunately, this bone loss can be mitigated with the placement of a dental implant. This reduces your risk of future tooth loss and preserves the contours of your face. With dental implants, you can finally feel free to eat your favorite foods again, even tough-to-chew foods like corn on the cob, steak, or a crisp apple. Patients who have lived with missing teeth or removable dentures for years love the feeling of enjoying a complete diet again, as well as the ability to smile openly and with confidence.
Schedule Your Dental Implants Consultation
If you are missing teeth and interested in learning more about how dental implants may be able to help you reclaim your smile, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Devlin. Conveniently located in State College, PA, our state-of-the-art dental practice is privileged to serve the complete dental care needs of families in the surrounding areas of Altoona, Bellefonte, Centre Hall, and beyond. We look forward to helping you rediscover your quality of life with a full set of beautiful teeth and a more confident smile.
February 13, 2015
Despite our best efforts to keep our teeth and gums as healthy as possible, the effects of time, decay, and disease affect millions of Americans every year. In fact, 35 million men and women in our country are completely edentulous, a term that means they have lost all of their teeth. Of these, 90 percent choose to wear dentures, a popular restorative dentistry solution that allows partially and fully edentulous patients to chew, speak, and smile again. Because we believe that each and every one of our patients deserves to benefit from a full set of teeth, we offer a wide range of restorative dentistry options, including dentures and partials.
Why Choose Dentures and Partials?
Replacing missing teeth is one of the most important things you’ll ever do as an adult. Without your teeth, your speech is slurred and your ability to eat a nutritious diet is dramatically diminished. The impact that missing teeth can have on your self-confidence is substantial as well; many patients with missing teeth become withdrawn, choosing to live a more secluded existence than to face the world without teeth. Fortunately, dentures and partials make it possible to affordably and quickly reclaim your smile and your life.
Complete dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth while partial dentures fit your jaw like a piece from a jigsaw puzzle, filling in the gaps between healthy teeth. The dentures we provide you with will be fully customized to look and feel as natural as possible so no one will be able to tell that they aren’t your original teeth.
In many cases, dentures and partials can be secured with dental implants. These small titanium posts are surgically placed within the bone of the jaw and serve as a strong foundation for your custom restorations. If you are interested in implant-retained dentures, simply ask Dr. Devlin about your options. We’ll help you find the tooth replacement solution that best suits your unique needs.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Whether you are a current denture wearer or you are planning to have teeth extracted and you are interested in exploring your tooth replacement options, our team is here to help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and exam, and find out if dentures or a partial is right for you. Dr. Devlin and our entire team genuinely look forward to helping you reclaim your smile as well as full functionality for easier speaking and eating. Our warm and welcoming dental practice in State College, PA is privileged to serve families from throughout nearby communities in Centre Hall, Bellefonte, Altoona, and the surrounding areas.
August 12, 2014
For millions of men and women in America, full dentures and partials make it possible to eat, speak, and smile despite their missing teeth. While these prosthetic teeth do serve an important purpose, they can prove inconvenient and uncomfortable over time. At Chris J. Devlin, DMD, PC in State College, PA, Dr. Devlin offers a superior restorative solution that allows patients with dentures to enjoy life to the fullest once again: implant-retained dentures.
Advantages of Implant-Retained Dentures
Also called implant-supported dentures, implant-retained dental prosthetics closely resemble the dentures with which most of us are familiar. They may replace multiple teeth in a row, an entire arch, or various teeth situated throughout the arch. The replacement teeth look strikingly realistic and are customized to fit seamlessly with your natural smile. The problem with many dentures is that they do not fit precisely against the gums and the palate, resulting in a number of common issues like clicking, slipping, and rubbing. With implant-retained dentures, these worries are all things of the past.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the gum tissue and the bone of the jaw to serve as sturdy anchors for a dental prosthetic like a crown, a bridge, or a denture. After a brief period of healing following their placement, the implants become solidly fused with the bone. Then Dr. Devlin can attach a custom denture to the implants, effectively rebuilding your smile and bite in a way that looks and feels natural. You’ll never have to worry again about your dentures slipping while you speak or moving around when you eat.
Experience the Possibilities of Implant-Retained Dentures
Whether you currently wear dentures or you are planning to have teeth extracted to accommodate a dental prosthetic, we welcome you to contact our office and ask about implant-retained dentures. With the proven technology of dental implants and Dr. Devlin’s extensive experience, we can help restore and rejuvenate your smile. Our practice in State College, PA warmly welcomes patients from nearby areas as well, including Altoona, Centre Hall, Bellefonte, and more. Our team looks forward to seeing and serving your smile!
August 18, 2011
Missing teeth are no laughing matter. In fact, if missing teeth go unreplaced, a whole host of problems can arise. Dental implants, however, save patients from not only the embarrassment of an incomplete smile, but they also prevent the many problems that are caused when the gaps are left unfilled.
Not Just a Matter of Aesthetics
Many people are under the impression that a missing tooth is nothing more than an embarrassing eyesore. (more…)