Why Dental Implants?

Dr. Alrez provides dental implants to Glen Mills and the surrounding area. Dental implants are recommended to our patients who are missing one or more teeth. This procedure has become the gold standard in tooth replacement. Not only do they look and feel closer to natural teeth than anything else, but they also maintain proper alignment of teeth and jaw strength.

X-ray of dental implant dental implant x-ray

Dental Implant Process

While Dr. Alrez does not place dental implants herself, she does work with highly skilled oral surgeons and periodontists (gum and bone surgeons) in the area to develop the best treatment options for each patient. She also works with specific implant manufacturer representatives and dental lab technicians to ensure the best long term outcome.

After the actual titanium implant is placed by the surgeon and integrates to the jaw bone, Dr. Alrez will finalize the process by placing a dental crown atop the implant which will very likely feel like a natural tooth in no time! Although it does take a bit of time for the implant to fully integrate (typically 3-6 months), the final result is completely worth the wait. Please feel free to contact us to schedule an implant consultation with Dr. Alrez and learn more.

Dental Implant Services

Dr. Alrez expertly performs a variety of dental implant services including:

  • Single Implant Crowns
  • Implant-supported Bridges
  • Implant-supported Partial Dentures
  • Implant-supported Full Dentures

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are made of metal, ceramic, or porcelain or even a combination of these materials.  Dr. Alrez uses these for teeth that have lost too much natural tooth structure and would not be able to withstand the natural forces of chewing and grinding.

Crowns are routinely made to look just like natural teeth and in some cases, Dr. Alrez will have a dental technician from a local reputable dental lab come right to our office during your visit. When we insert your crown, the technician will glaze the new crown to match so closely to your natural teeth that it will look like a part of you.

crowns and whitening
A combination of crowns and whitening.

Before dental crowns

After dental crowns

Dental Bridges

X-ray of dental bridgeDental bridges are a series of crowns that are “bridged” together. They are splinted together with an artificial tooth (one or more) that is anchored to two crowns or implants. They serve to replace one or more natural teeth and are an excellent option for many people.

Typically it only takes a couple of visits to complete and in no time you’re off with a full complement of teeth! Call our office to schedule a time to sit down and discuss replacing your missing teeth with Dr. Alrez.

Implant-Supported Full Dentures

Implant-supported full dentures are the step in between conventional dentures and more expensive full arch dental implants. These dentures are removable, which means cleaning and maintaining them is as easy as

regular dentures. Implant-supported full dentures consist of a full arch of replacement teeth that attach to implants in the mouth. Patients with these
dentures will have more space in their mouths to better chew, taste, and speak. Dr. Alrez will expertly create the perfect denture for your smile.

Implant-Supported Partial Dentures

Implant-supported partial dentures consist of only a few replacement teeth that attach to an implant. This is a great option if only a few teeth are missing and the patient just needs to fill the gap in between without using full dental implants.

Implant-supported dentures are much sturdier than conventional dentures and they do not require adhesive, which can be messy and unreliable. Contact us today for a consultation to see if implant-supported dentures are right for you.