Dr. Neslund Can Make Your Smile Whole Again with Dental Implants

Has your smile lost its luster because of missing teeth? You don’t have to settle for a damaged smile – with dental implants from Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you can once again have a youthful appearance and a complete smile.

Dental implants provide support for natural-looking dental restorations, or crowns. Because they are implanted into your jawbone, they feel comfortable and natural, and they help support healthy jaw function. When you've lost teeth, it can seriously affect the look of your entire face, and tooth replacement options like dentures don't necessarily provide adequate support of the facial muscles. Dental implants can help you look younger and more like yourself.

Why Dental Implants?

Dental implants offer many advantages over other forms of tooth replacement. When you lose a tooth, you begin to lose jaw bone as well, as the tooth root that once stimulated jaw bone health is now gone. Dental implants counteract this bone loss because they mimic your natural tooth roots, anchoring a replacement tooth in place with titanium posts implanted in your jaw bone.

Dental implants also better preserve any remaining teeth, provide greater stability than dentures or partial dentures, and give you greater comfort. Instead of having to worry about denture adhesives to hold replacement teeth in place, you can experience tooth replacement that looks and feels more like your own teeth than any other option.

Your dental implants will be surgically implanted into your jawbone. After being allowed to heal for a few months, during which time your implants bond with your jawbone, another surgery is performed to remove the gum that has healed over the post. Dr. Neslund will then create your new teeth and attach them to the dental implants. The entire process can take between six and eight months, but it's well worth the time.

Prior to performing your dental implants procedure, we'll perform a complete assessment and examination. We will use your health history as well as the current health of your gums and remaining teeth to determine the appropriate course of action. While most people are candidates for dental implants, some require bone grafting or other pre-placement procedures to make their oral structures capable of supporting and sustaining the dental implants.

If you’re in Carlisle, Boiling Springs, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, or surrounding Pennsylvania communities and would like to learn more about dental implants, contact Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today. We’ll gladly discuss this and other tooth replacement options with you to help you find the best fit for your smile.

We offer a number of dental care services, including periodontal therapy, restorative dentistry, and dental implants. Starting with general dentistry for maximum health, we can help you achieve a smile that will last for years to come. Your entire family is welcome at our Carlisle, PA dental office, and we look forward to helping you attain optimum oral form and

Dr. Thomas P. Neslund

Dr. Thomas Neslund graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1986 with a BS in Natural Sciences and a minor in Economics. While attending IUP, Dr. Neslund played soccer 4 years for the Crimson Hawks. Receiving his DMD degree from the University Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1990, Dr. Neslund took an interesting path to start his career. That year, he was commissioned in the US Public Service, Indian Health Service.

Meet Dr. Neslund

If you are in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Boiling Springs, Shippensburg or surrounding Pennsylvania communities, contact Carlisle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for an appointment today. Let Dr. Neslund show you what he can do for your smile.