Dr. James Vito

Prosthodontics
Wayne, PA
39 years experience male

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Wayne, PA

Address

523 E Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA
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Wayne, PA

About

Bio

A 1984 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Also a 1987 graduate of the Periodontics program and a1991 graduate of the Periodontal Prosthesis/fixed prosthodontics program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

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Prosthodontics

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273 Answers
75 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: Tis is the situation that dental implants were created for. See a specialist with advanced training in dental implants who can evaluate you and give y... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Chap stick: Winter time causes dry lips. This is due to the lack of humidity in the air. Until the weather improves vasoline or chap stick is the answer.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
1year: Pregnancy should be avoided for one year following a molar pregnancy.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: Depends on how difficult an extraction it is and whether the tooth is infected or not.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: Depending upon where it is placed top/bottom and the difficulty in placing it and the length of time for the surgery all factor into what type of pain... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Very easily.: If needed to help move teeth then temporary implants can be used. If the majority of teeth are moved and you are in the final stages of orthodontics t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes : Provided there is no metal in your denture you are ok to take a mri.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Stiff toothbrush: They make a denture tooth brush which is much stiffer than a conventional toothbrush.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: Placement of dental implants is a surgical procedure. Depending upon your surgeons philosophy he/she may or may not place you on an antibiotic followi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: You should see the dentist periodoically until the dentla implants are ready to be restored.
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A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
No: Check your dental insurance coverage. While implants are not a cosmetic procedures most nsurance companies do not cover dental implants or cover the w... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Use a paste: Paste of toothpaste and baking soda to remove any stubborn stain the denture cleaners do not remove.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
For evaluations: Panoramic x-rays are taken to evaluate for orthodontics, wisdom tooth removal and implants.
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A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends.: It depends on whether the supporting teeth have nay decay issues and how lon gathered last bridge was in place. Each time a tooth is drilled on it is ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Go back to dentist: You need to go back to your dentist asap to be evaluated as to whether there is a problem with the implant or if you traumatized the tissue while brus... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: If the dentist is honorable and you have had significant problems with the fit the dentist should offer to redo it. If the bridge is taken off careful... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: There are reasons why a dental bridge is recommended. You should discuss with your dentist the reasons as to why he is making his recommendation and i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: Dental implant success depends upon height and width of bone as well as the density of the bone. The density influences the amount of time that lapses... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: Typically local anesthesia is sufficient to do th eprocedure. If apprehensive you may wish to consider IV sedation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: Depends if it is a simple or complicated procedure. But the range of fees to place a dental implant is between $1800.00 - $3000.00.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: If you are very apprehensive then IV sedation in conjunction with local anesthesia (nova sine) works best. If not apprehensive then regular novacaine ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Sometimes: If dental implants are not placed correctly you can cause some nerve damage. Proper testing and x-rays are required prior to any dental implant placem... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
3 tooth bridge: Usually the complete cost of an implant if it is not complicated should be about the cost of a three unit bridge.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Infection: Usually there is an infection in the surrounding gum tissue. Bathe dentist takes specific medicaments and flushes out the gum tissue to improve the he... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: Provided you are not sedated or take any medications for anxiety or to calm your nerves prior to the procedure.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Soon: You can eat right away on the other side of your mouth and eating on both sides in about a week to ten days.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
G to your doctor: You should go back to your transplant dr for an immediate evaluation. Following stem cell transplant you are very prone to any infections which should... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Dental implants: Should be baluster for dental implants to secure your denture.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: Depends on the situation. Has the tooth been missing for awhile, lost because of trauma or infection, large tooth . Your specific situation needs to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Soft things: Until you get used to them soft things like chicken or fish and. Soft vegetables.
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A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Should consider it: Back teeth support the vertical height of your face and do the bulk of your chewing. That is why they are bigger and have more roots that front teeth.... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: It is very dependent upon where you live, how many teeth are to be extracted and how many teeth are involved in the bridgework.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
None: Gums are typically sensitive because they are not stable in your mouth and the rubbing causes sensitivity to the gums. If the denture is stable and se... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
No: If made correctly you will have an easier and more efficient time chewing.
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A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: Just because you do a bridge today does not mean you can not get an implant tomorrow. You may wish to consider a implant because a implant does not in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Pressing on a nerve: Grand mom may have so little bone that the denture is pressing against a nerve that exits the jaw below each eye. Pressure on the nerve will result in... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: Dental implants are your best solution to restore an intact dentition.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Not necessarily: If done correctly y an experienced surgeon there should be minimal discomfort.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
No issues: If there is a tight secure fit and the crowns fit very well then this will not result in any significant issues.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: Dentures will have a smooth feel to them so he may be able to tell.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Possible: Depends whether they made dentures prior to your appointment to have your teeth extracted. If they did then you go home with teeth. If not then you go... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: Chlorhexidine is an anti microbial rinse. You can soak your dentures in it. Caution, may stain dentures but should be easily removed with tooth brush ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: Depends on how involved it is to remove your teeth and the skill levle of your surgeon. If you teeth are impacted, have many roots or are close to vit... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: In the upper jaw you need to be concerned with an opening or communication with the sinuses. In the lower jaw you need to be concerned with possible d... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: Depends how much root is left in the bone following the crown lengthening procedure. Also if a root canal and a post and core has been performed. The ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: It depends upon what your objectives are. If it is to straighten the teeth out it is possible. If it is to pull your upper front teeth back then no be... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Depends: Depends upon how stable the implant is. The more torque needed to put the dentl implant in the better your chances. If you can not get an immediate cr... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: Before it turns into a big andainful cavity.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
A blister : An uncleration or blister on your tongue can be caused from biting the tongue, stress, nutritional deficiency or vitamin deficiency, or an underlying ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
See a dentist: Tis can be a ruptured salivary gland or a callous type tissue formation. Either way it should be evaluated for treatment.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 30, 2012
I endorse this dentist. Dr. Vito is a true professional and extremely competent clinician. In addition, Dr. Vito holds a visiting adjuct Professor faculty position at Temple University Graduate Period...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
Dr. Vito and his staff are extremely meticulous in every aspect of their practice. They provide top services to patients with complex dental needs. I have personally spoken with several of his patie...Read More
Nov 30, 2012
I highly endorse this dentist. Dr. Vito is one of the most knowledgeable and finest clinicians I know. His patients trust him and his staff love working for him.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! But doctors are suggesting to remove the gland instead of stone. Is it too big?
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The decision will be based on the trust I have in the person. Bye!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you Dr James your answer was very spacific and helpful

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

Top Dentists, Philadelphia Magazine
Top Prosthodontist, Main Line Suburban Life Main Line Times
Top Dentist, Main Line Today Magazine

Affiliations

International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Academy of General Dentistry
American Dental Association
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