Best. Dentist. Ever.

“After years of neglecting my teeth, I paid a visit to Dr. Spina. Sensing my anxiety, he quickly assuaged my concerns and outlined a comprehensive treatment plan to get my teeth back in shape. Not only did Dr. Spina and his staff make the entire process as easy as possible, but he has to be the gentlest Dentist ever. His staff is top notch and professional. Danielle always explains all the boring insurance information thoroughly and makes sure to answer any questions. They make your visit as comforting as possible. I actually enjoy going to the Dentist now!”

-Sean McQuilling

5 out of 5 stars

Highly Recommended

“I am a new patient to Dr.Spina’s office and am greatly impressed at the level of professionalism exhibited by everyone in the office. The way the Dr. and his staff take the time to thoroughly answer your questions and offer extra advice to best maintain your teeth truly shows that they care about their patients. “

Katie Richardson

5 out of 5 stars

Crown

“I went to Dr Spina for the first time last month for what I thought would just be a routine cleaning, however I had an issue with a tooth and needed a crown. Dr Spina answered all of my questions and performed the operation with ease and precision. I would strongly recommend visiting his office for all of your dental needs. ”

-Steve Dressel

5 out of 5 stars

Keep coming back to the best.

“I started seeing Dr. Joe when he first opened his practice in Wayne and was so impressed with everything, including the good dentist himself – you won’t find a more personable practitioner of the dental arts. The results are always better than expected … really! And a recent visit proved what they’ve been saying about digital x-rays. Amazing! My first experience with Lauren was over before I knew what had happened and the x-rays were on the light-board instantly. The payment plans are great for those of us without dental insurance and make those visits much less stressful. And I always look forward to a good teeth cleaning – my favorite part of dental care. All this and excellent work too – as I said on a questionnaire about Dr. Spina, he saved my life by fixing my front teeth so I could finally smile after nearly 60 years!”

-Lois Atkins

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Spina Rocks

“Dr Spina and his staff are awesome. I never have to wait more than 5 minutes to be seen, everyone is super friendly, and Dr Spina has the magic touch when it comes to Novocaine injections! I barely feel anything. I also really appreciate the music in the office. Some days it’s the blues, the other day was reggae… It’s nice to hear something other than cheesy elevator music!”

-Bethany Breisacher

5 out of 5 stars

Can You Argue with Success? Why Dental Implant Treatment is a Winning Choice

Success leaves clues. Follow successful athletes, business leaders, parents, students, and various professionals long enough and you’ll learn something. Dental professionals understand the procedures with a legacy of success. Clues are certain when considering dental implant treatment for your missing teeth.

One reason dental implant treatment is superior. There’s an undeniable comparison between a dental implant and other treatment for your missing or damaged teeth. You have choices but not all restorative dentistry will deliver the desired long term results.

Consider your overall dental health when deciding to restore your missing tooth or teeth. Quick fixes will only deliver temporary relief and may cost you more in the long run.

Dental implant treatment is superior because of its long term viability. A dental implant is estimated to have a 92% to 98% success rate for up to…40+ years.

It’s safe to say that success rates for dental implants do not decrease over time. Compare this to a dental bridge that’s observed to decrease steadily in effectiveness in as little as 10 years.

It’s been noted that 1 in 3 dental bridges fail at the 15 year mark. That’s a 25 to 30 year gap that dental implants successfully own over the standard restorative option for missing teeth.

Elements that determine dental implant success:

The type of implant used has an impact on upon the success rate. We will diagnose your case and prescribe the restorative dental treatment that’s appropriate for the position of your missing tooth/teeth.

Your age is another consideration. Bone loss and available bone structure can vary with age.

We will evaluate the placement site. Our diagnosis will explore how “compromised” your bone structure is and determine the most effective long term solution.

Your overall health is an important factor too. Dental implant treatment will not be prescribed if we determine any risk factors.

An even better reason to choose dental implant treatment. A missing tooth or teeth can easily get all the attention. But there are other collateral effects that require consideration.

Your adjoining teeth can suffer too if restorative treatment is delayed or ignored. Research indicates that an implant supported crown can improve the health of your adjacent natural teeth.

Dental implant treatment has a reputation for success. Follow these clues and ask us how it can provide you long term restorative care for your missing teeth.

What dental implant “success clue” appeals to you?

Are You Doing the Math When Considering a Dental Implant?

What is perceived value? It’s understanding the quality, craftsmanship, and long term viability of your investment.

Think Rolex compared to Casio. One is referred to as a “watch” and the other is known as a “timepiece.” Dental implants are suited to these criteria. After all you’re considering a surgical procedure that places a medical device into your body.

Even so, today’s market is saturated with low cost options for dental implant treatment. And as the saying (or personal experience) proves you often get-what-you-pay-for.

Dental implants have a higher perceived value than an alternative treatment such as a tooth supported bridge. As they should, because they provide a more effective long term solution for your overall dental health.

You have two standard options when you lose a single tooth. You can replace it with a tooth supported bridge or with an implant supported crown.

The ADA (American Dental Association) reports that a bridge has an average lifespan of 10.1 years. Compare this to clinical studies that indicate dental implants have a 95% success rate for 20+ years.

Do the math:

Conservatively speaking, let’s initially price a tooth supported bridge between $3,000 and $4,000. Next, consider the estimated 10 year replacement costs associated with a bridge that requires a secondary investment of another $3,000 to $4,000.

Then add another $3,000 to $4,000 of replacement costs at 20 years. Your total investment in a tooth supported bridge for 20 years is conservatively estimated at $9,000 to $12,000.

Now, let’s run the numbers for an implant supported crown. Again, these are conservative estimates considering market and expertise.

Estimate your dental implant placement between $2,000 and $3,000 and your implant crown at $1,500 and $2,500. Your total investment for the same 20-25 years is now $3,500 to $5,500.

Either estimate could be reduced depending on your dental insurance coverage for a tooth supported bridge or an implant supported crown. You can see the significance of the perceived value when investing in the implant versus the bridge.

Ask questions:

It’s important to ask questions about replacing your missing tooth or teeth. Questions about cost estimates, treatment procedures, expertise, insurance coverage, ongoing maintenance, etc. are all fair and necessary.

Remember you’re trusting the long term viability of placing a medical device in your body. It’s entirely appropriate to inquire about your costs and the overall treatment process for your dental implant.

In fact, we expect it.

What’s important to you when weighing the option of dental implant treatment? Cost? Expertise? Treatment procedure?