Keep Your Smile Stable and Your Self-Esteem Intact with the Help of Implant-Supported Dentures from Dr. Henkel

January 30, 2013

Whether it happens because of injury, age, or infection, losing multiple teeth can be a devastating blow to your confidence, not to mention your health. If left untreated, missing teeth can lead to major shifting in your smile, bite collapse, and higher risk of gum disease. Many people prefer dentures or partials to hide their missing teeth, but these devices often have a history of coming loose, leading to humiliating slip-ups when speaking or eating. Worse, they don’t protect against one of the worst effects of missing teeth: bone loss in the jaw. Here at Horsham Dental Elements, we’re committed to providing you with the most effective, up-to-date service available – that’s why in our last blog post, we discussed the various benefits of dental implants. But did you know that implants expertly placed by Dr. Henkel can also be used to anchor and support dentures? With the help of implant-supported dentures from either our Horsham or Philadelphia office, you can finally have a brand-new smile that’s both seamless and stable.

One Simple Solution, Several Lifelong Benefits

Dental implants are a relatively new dental technique, and one that can be used for multiple restorative purposes, implant-supported dentures being just one of them. The process is simple enough – first, Dr. Henkel will insert a number of titanium posts into your jaw; these will act as “roots” that naturally fuse with and sustain the natural bone tissue in your jaw. Once an appropriate amount of time has passed for this to happen, we’ll precisely place your denture and secure it into place, resulting in a fit that feels comfortable, stable, and natural. If you don’t already have dentures, we’ll be happy to create a custom-made set for you too.

Having dental implants placed can be a complex procedure, and it is one that requires true expertise and finesse. When you come to Dr. Henkel for your implant needs, you’ll feel secure in the fact that not only does he specialize in placing and restoring dental implants, he has also studied them extensively and even teaches and lectures about the service.

Don’t let loose dentures ruin your smile a moment longer – call our Horsham or Philadelphia office today with any questions you have about implant-supported dentures, or if you’re ready to schedule your appointment.  Horsham Dental Elements is committed to providing precise, comfortable care to our patients from Montgomery, Philadelphia, Horsham, Bucks County, and beyond.

Improve Your Smile with Dental Implants

January 14, 2013

Do you have missing teeth and don’t know what to do? Instead of feeling embarrassed, come to Horsham Dental Elements. We can use dental implants to get you smiling proudly once again!

Dental implants are a great solution to missing teeth, whether it’s one tooth or an entire set.  They’re different because of how they are placed in your mouth. Your natural teeth are attached by tooth roots, and once the tooth falls out, the root goes away as well. The roots are important because they stabilize your teeth and without them, bone loss could occur.

For dental implants, a titanium post is inserted in your jaw bone, which will mimic a root and help the replacement tooth stay in place. Over time, the post will fuse with your jaw bone, stopping bone loss and ensuring your replacement teeth stay strong and in place.

Importantly, dental implants have some advantages over some of the existing methods for tooth replacement. While dentures or partials can replace an entire set of missing teeth, they could also become loose and fall out, which could be embarrassing. Crown and bridges are sturdier replacements, but they’re not suitable for a full mouth replacement.

Thus, dental implants are a sturdy, longer-lasting option to replace missing teeth. You’ll have a full smile once again and have the confidence you’d been lacking. If you think dental implants might be right for you, call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Henkel.

Horsham Dental Elements provides comfortable, state of the art dental care from our Philadelphia and Horsham offices. We serve patients from Montgomery, Philadelphia, and Bucks County. Call our office today to schedule your appointment!

Invisalign–The Clear Braces Solution

January 3, 2013

Are you unhappy with your crooked teeth? Do you know you need braces but don’t want everyone else to know as well? It’s time to quit avoiding the problem, because at Horsham Dental Elements we’ve got a great solution for you—clear braces.

We offer clear braces from Invisalign. Invisalign works by using a series of clear aligner trays to gradually straighten your teeth. They usually work faster than traditional patients. Dr. Henkel can help you learn more about this great product and what you should expect.

One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign versus traditional braces is that they’re clear, removable trays. Not only are they practically invisible to start with, you can also easily remove them for special occasions, pictures, and for cleaning. Every few weeks you’ll trade out aligner trays as your teeth get straighter and straighter—all without any metal or wires!

Come visit us and get started today towards a straighter smile! Invisalign could be just the solution you have been waiting for. See how easy it can be to get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted.

Call our Horsham or Philadelphia office today to schedule your appointment.  Horsham Dental Elements provides quality and experienced care to our patients from Montgomery, Philadelphia, Horsham, Bucks County, and beyond.