Dental Implants

Dental Implants are a beautiful and permanent solution for missing teeth.

Dental Implants Provide Relief from Common Discomfort

We understand that missing teeth can be a source of both physical discomfort and emotional distress.

Physically, it affects our ability to properly chew food. This is important not only when it comes to the comfort and function of eating, but it can also impact the proper digestion of food. Poor digestion can contribute to problems with our overall health.

Emotionally, missing teeth can affect our social life and self-esteem. We may be reluctant to smile, avoid our favorite foods and shy away from dinner with friends because of pain from a damaged tooth or the extra care needed to eat because of missing teeth. For some, their speech is affected, too. What’s more; when a tooth is lost, then so is some of the support structure of the jaw. This tends to weaken the jaw and may alter one’s appearance.

White Tips. Nearly 70% of people age 35-44 are missing at least one permanent tooth.

If you have missing teeth, you’re not alone. Nearly 70% of people age 35-44 are missing at least one permanent tooth. This may be due to decay, an accident or an extraction. On average, adults have more than 3 missing or decayed teeth.

Today’s dental science has made enormous advances in the ability to improve conditions that people struggle with on a daily basis. And it can be done in a way that provides the most comfort for patients who fear dental procedures.

You can now have a full set of permanent teeth; natural teeth living side-by-side with dental implants that are made right here in our hometown. They look, act and feel like real teeth. And they can last a lifetime.

What is a Dental Implant?

A tooth is more than what appears on the surface. The root of the tooth not only supports the structure of that particular tooth, but also strengthens the jaw around it. When it’s removed, the jaw is weakened.

A dental implant is a titanium root that is inserted into the jawboImage of a dental implant and a dental crown next to natural teethne and fills the void that was created by a lost tooth. Once the implant fixture is inserted and the area is permitted to heal, we’ll attach a crown or a bridge for a brand new, fully functional and permanent tooth.

We perform the implant procedure in our office with anesthesia appropriate for your comfort. There may be some discomfort for a few days afterward, but most of the time it’s handled with minor pain medication. Then we’ll give it a few weeks for your gums and bone to heal. When you return, we’ll make a new porcelain crown or a bridge here in the office and you’ll find that it’s a lot like a natural tooth.

 

Issues Addressed by Dental Implants

  • One or more missing teeth
  • Unstable Dentures
  • No support for bridges

 

Benefits of Dental Implants Include:

 

Stability

  • Support for a healthier jaw.
  • Support for adjacent teeth to prevent migration.
  • Support for a new porcelain crown.
  • Anchor for a new bridge or for dentures.

Appearance

  • Dental implants with a crown or a bridge look very much like natural teeth.

Durability

  • Dental implants can last a lifetime; far longer than dentures.

Comfort

  • Dental implants feel just like natural teeth.

Bone Health

  • Since they fill the void in the jawbone, dental implants prevent bone loss that leads to collapsed features and other issues.

Speed

  • We have a little mill that makes your new porcelain tooth right in our office. The delays tied to measuring and sending an order off to a lab are not necessary for us. The process is much faster at White Family Dental.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Dental implants have proven to be the ideal solution for many people who’ve suffered with missing teeth because of fear or uncertainty. The only way to know if it’s right for you, is to come by and see us. Our goal is to give you the best information about all of the options available to you, then let you decide what is best for your oral health.

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S K
S K

1 out of 5 stars

posted 2 days ago

I had a great experience until I told my dentist that I have a chronic pain condition and that I take pain pills. I'd had several serious issues with my teeth and read research showing a link between my condition and tooth decay.
I went there one more time for, I think, the third root canal I'd had in just a month or two. It took two hours and typically they try not to do more than an hour at a time. At the end, he told me he wouldn't be giving me pain meds. Every other time, they had. When he stepped out of the room, the dental assistant looked at me horrified and told me that I needed to tell him to give me some and she was completely shocked that he wasn't going to give me any after a two hour root canal. But he refused and said call if I really need them.
I was talking Tramadol for my Endometriosis, but it is not strong enough to deal with tooth pain. At that time, it had been nearly two years since I'd actually gone out to have fun as I'd been bedridden from my pain. It just so happened the day after my procedure, my husband and I had bought comedy show tickets and I desperately wanted to go. So I called and asked for a few pain pills because my tooth really started hurting the next morning. They agreed.
However, when I picked them up, the receptionist informed me that, "this is not a pharmacy" and they will no longer give me pain meds regardless of what procedure they perform. I was mortified as the whole waiting room listened... I just walked out and cried in my car. I'd never experienced that level of discrimination before.
A few days later I got a phone call from them. Suddenly, my pre-arranged monthly payments were no longer sufficient and I had to pay my balance in full before I could return. I'd just had Step 1 of the 2 Step crown procedure and asked if I could please just come in for that last appointment since I had just paid to do the first part. Nope, the second step wasn't immediately necessary so I could wait until my balance was paid.
I know this is a long review, but I'm hoping others who struggle with chronic pain will read this and know to go elsewhere. Hopefully others will feel the same way too. Discrimination of any type is not acceptable, especially in the medical /dental community. I was taking Tramadol, which is a step or two above Aleve- not near strong enough to help with tooth pain. I wish they would have gotten to know me first. They would likely be surprised to know I have my Masters in psychology, refused pain meds for the first three years of my chronic pain, and only wanted 5 pills max, just enough for a day or two and so I could go on a date with my husband for the first time in two years. Also, I really don't think anyone would pay for and go through a root canal for five vicodin or percocet. I've actually worked with addicts before I got ill and to be honest, feigning a need for a root canal would be counterproductive to the addict's need for the "no feeling" high. I'm so disappointed in them, as a person, patient, and therapist.
*I'm pretty sure Dr. White told the billing lady to call me and tell me that my payments were no longer acceptable. I believe he has been fully aware of what happened.
I am not contacting "you". This review was provided to help other people with illnesses or disabilities make an informed decision. No one with an incurable disease should have to face such immature and unethical behavior when seeking care.

No record? Wow... I didn't think you guys would stoop so low as to blatantly lie. And I'm pretty sure I'm not going to confuse the only dentist I've been to since I've lived in the state of PA.

Dyanne Wagner
Dyanne Wagner

4 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Nice, people, Dr White very nice dr. I received
A call, saying after he n another dr discussed,
I was not a GOOD fit! To get a tooth pulled?
No explanation, except, my health history.
I was not encouraged, to say the least.
People, it is your decision, whether or not to
Pull ur tooth. Sometimes it does come down to money, $3,000 may glibly fly from some folk's repertoire, but for us not able to get able dental insurance, with our health plans,
Its a tossup. D.W.

Smiles n happy, peppy people, yes by all means , DO contribute to a positive dental
experience! I couldn't agree more. :)
Honestly, folks, I so wish those lovely qualities
could translate into cash. But reality, being
What it is, prevented my first plan , to save my tooth, then crown it. I just could not bear to
see my retired husband have to work so hard,
to pay for it. With a broken knee, I also have Post Concussive Syndrome, he takes care of me so well.The rest I still have no knowledge
of . Things are not always what they seem. :)

As matters turned out, he had been fed the
Wrong conclusion, by the first dentist's
Assistant. I straightened it out with the correct facts. We are ,^^^"friends" again. D.W.

Lindsey Wostmann
Lindsey Wostmann

5 out of 5 stars

posted 8 months ago

They have the most amazing and patient people working at the office. The work with any fear or worry you have. I will never go any where else... they are wonderful! Thank ya'll SO much!!!!

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