What Are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Dental implants themselves are titanium posts which are inserted into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. These titanium anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone by Dr. Kienle, Dr. Steinkeler and Dr. Gunawardena, your oral and maxillofacial surgeons. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong, permanent foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant which extends up through the gum tissue. These posts provide stable anchors for prosthetic replacement teeth, caps or crowns placed by your primary dentist. Dental implants are a team process. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon performs the surgical phase, placing the dental implants into the bone. Then your primary dentist does the dental phase placing the teeth on top of the implants.
Dental implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
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Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Current state of the art techniques allow almost anyone who is missing a tooth to be a candidate for dental implants. Drs. Kienle, Steinkeler and Gunawardena have the experience and knowledge to provide anyone with the opportunity to have dental implants. Drs. Kienle, Steinkeler and Gunawardena have over 50 years of combined experience reconstructing patients with dental implants. However, certain patients (such as smokers and head and neck cancer and radiation patients) can have an increased incidence of implant difficulties and failures. Special procedures may be necessary when Drs. Kienle, Steinkeler and Gunawardena treat these patients.
Drs. Kienle, Steinkeler and Gunawardena work directly with you and your primary dentist to develop a personalized dental implant treatment plan. They use many different dental implant systems to accommodate a multitude of treatment plans or preferences. These dental implant systems include Straumann, Biomet 3i, Zimmer, Nobel and Keystone. Other systems can also be utilized depending on the patient and dentist preference.
Benefits of Oral Surgeons Performing Tooth Extractions
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons, such as Dr. Kienle, Dr. Steinkeler and Dr. Gunawardena, are the only dental specialists who are fully trained in all oral surgery procedures. All doctors in our practice are board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery and in anesthesia and have earned both medical and dental degrees.
Flagship Oral, Facial, and Dental Implant Surgery is the only practice in the Delaware Valley/Tri-State area that
- Has all of our surgical facilities fully accredited by the Joint Commission.
- Has surgeons uniquely qualified with both medical and dental degrees, as well as board certification in oral and maxillofacial surgery and anesthesia.
You can be assured that Drs. Kienle, Steinkeler and Gunawardena have the best training and experience, along with the proper staff and facilities, to perform dental implants to replace your missing tooth or teeth and to provide you with exceptional safe and comfortable surgical care. Call us today and schedule an appointment: Warminster Office Phone Number 215-672-6560
Dental Implants FAQs
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants vary depending on the type of implant, the number of implants, any related required procedures such as bone grafting and any coverage for them.
After a consultation our billing office will gladly provide an estimate for the procedures you need.
Do implants last forever?
Compared to other replacement options for missing teeth, dental implants have the best long-term success rate.
However, the success of dental implants depends on several variables including care, smoking status and general medical health.
Most patients keep them long term, and they still require the same care and attention natural teeth require.
- immaculate oral hygiene
- regular dental visits including x-rays
- and a professional cleaning from a hygienist
How long after dental implants can I eat normally?
Most patients are able to slowly return to a normal diet after the first few weeks and progress to a fully chewing when the implants are restored after a few months.
How long do stitches take to dissolve after dental implants?
Most stitches dissolve after a week
How long does it take for dental implants to heal?
The initial healing of the gums is just a few weeks but the full healing of the bone is several months.
Patient Reviews: Dental Implants
Please visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your Dental Implant experience with Flagship Oral, Facial, and Dental Implant Surgery. Call our office if you would like more information: Warminster Office Phone Number 215-672-6560.
Flagship Oral, Facial, and Dental Implant Surgery
Patient Review by Chad B
Dr. Steinkeler did an Implant for my upper molar on 3-9-21. He was VERY professional and did a wonderful job at putting me at ease during the procedure. I HIGHLY recommend him and if i need another procedure (which I hope not LOL) I would want him as my doctor. Thx you Dr Steinkeler and his assistant Sheila for making me feel as comfortable as possible. 5 STARS AT LEAST Is my opinion.
- Chad B
Patient Review by Patricia M
During several visits, I have been impressed by the professionalisms displayed by the office and nursing/clinical staff. As well as, the skill and friendliness of Dr. Kienle. I will definitely recommend this office to friends and family! Thank you for the good care!
- Patricia M
Patient Review by Richard W
Everyone in the Fort Washington office, is outstanding. Friendly, caring and concerned. Doctor Kienle is excellent at what he does.
- Richard W
Patient Review by Tammie S
Great experience...everyone was very nice and made me feel relaxed.
- Tammie S
Patient Review by Joe T
Dr. Kienle and staff can all be described as excellent. Everyone is pleasant and courteous. Any questions I had were answered in a professional manner. The day of the procedure everything was explained. Post procedure, I have had minimal discomfort. In my opinion, the fact that Dr. Kienle also has a medical degree is important and helped to put me at ease.
- Joe T
Patient Review by Jim D
While it's preferable to avoid dental surgery, on the occasions when it's needed, this practice is the place to go. It's difficult to imagine any place where you would receive better or more capable care.
- Jim D
Patient Review by Suzanne M
The office is very efficient in all aspects. I always feel safe about any procedure that I have had done here. Unfortunately, I have been a frequent flyer.
- Suzanne M
Patient Review by Deena U
I was so impressed by DR. Schelkun and his staff. They were all so kind and supportive during my surgery. I would happily recommend them to anyone.
- Deena U
Patient Review by Ellen B
Even though this office isn't local for me, i wouldn't go anywhere else!!!
- Ellen B
Patient Review by Diane S
I can't recommend this practice enough. Everyone is very knowledgeable and caring.
- Diane S
Patient Review by Ginny K
I was very calm and felt very relaxed knowing Dr. Kiienle would be doing my implant. I find him to be a very professional dentist. He explains everything and I was very comfortable during the procedure. I used local anesthetic and it was a virtually pain free experience. I would definitely recommend this dentist to anyone looking for a dental implant.
- Ginny K
Patient Review by Joseph S
I've been a patient here for over 40 years and I've never had a bad experience. I've been extremely pleased and happy as a result of the outcome of all surgery's and care that I've received over the years.
- Joseph S
Patient Review by Kim k
The doc has treated three members of my family - he is kind, caring and amazing. I trust my kids with him.
- Kim k
Patient Review by CRAIG M
everything went smoothly I have no complaints
- CRAIG M
Patient Review by John E
The Implant went very well, and everyone was very nice!
- John E
Patient Review by Dina T
Love this group! I am afraid of all things dental, and they really took grear care to help me through this process!
- Dina T
Patient Review by Thomas S
I had an implant done by Dr. Schelkun in 1999. It went great,so now I needed another one and it was a no brainer to return to this practice. I had my surgery 6 days ago and all is well. I did not need any pain medication, no swelling or bleeding. GREAT JOB!!
- Thomas S
Patient Review by Dale E
Everything went very well. And, the fact that I experienced no pain during, or after the procedure is amazing. And, I have taken any type of pain relieve; not even an aspirin.
- Dale E
Patient Review by Claudia B
I have complete trust in Dr. Kienle and his staff.
- Claudia B
Patient Review by Cathy P
I am very happy with all the doctors and office staff that have helped me over the years.
- Cathy P