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James A. DiPerna, DMD
Amber M.S. Foronda, DMD
David C. Hay, DMD, MPH
RIDC/Fox Chapel Office

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Warrendale Office

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Dental Implants

Caring for Dental Implants

Caring for Dental Implants While dental implants are a very predictable way to replace missing teeth, they must be appropriately cared for to maximize their longevity. It is true that dental implants cannot get cavities, however, they can be affected by the harmful bacteria that cause gum disease. For this reason, it is extremely important…

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Replacing Multiple Teeth with Dental Implants When you’re missing several teeth, you have the option of replacing them with a removable partial denture, individual implant supported crowns or implant supported bridges. Depending on the situation, your periodontist may recommend that a dental implant be placed to replace each missing tooth. This allows the teeth to function naturally…

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Implant Retained Dentures And Bridges Traditionally, several missing teeth would have been replaced with a removable partial or full denture. Dentures have to be taken out and soaked at night. During the day, they can also look unnatural and rub painfully. Dentures and partial dentures make it difficult or impossible to eat certain foods. No…

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The Effects of Tooth Loss Dental implants are the most natural solution for missing teeth. By replacing the root of the tooth with a dental implant, you can restore your natural smile and prevent bone loss in your jaw, which will help you maintain a healthy, young appearance. After a tooth is lost, the bone…

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Sinus Lift for Implants A critical key to implant success is the quantity and quality of the bone where the implant is to be placed. The upper back jaw has traditionally been one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quantity and quality and the close proximity to…

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Replacing a Single Tooth with a Dental Implant Dental implants are today’s treatment of choice for replacing missing teeth. They are long lasting, natural in appearance, and promote jaw health. By working closely with your dentist, we hope to provide you with a functional and esthetic replacement tooth that will last for a very long…

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