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Dr. James Vito

Prosthodontics
Wayne, PA
38 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 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Depends: Depends whether there is enough available bone in terms of height and width to place a dental implant. Otherwise the bone needs to be repaired to impr... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Depends: Depends on the skill of the dentist removing the tooth and how much time lasped between the extraction and getting the dental implant.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Sectioned: It can still be removed easily if all the roots converge as one. If not the tooth can be sectioned and removed in three pieces.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Discomfort: You should expect some discomfort managed by pain medications.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Depends : Depends where in the mouth they are located, the health of the implants and the length and diameter of the implants. If you want something more than a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Not really: A little more abrasive than regular tooth paste.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Not uncommon: Initially when you first get dentures drooling is not an uncommon event. Tis typically takes a few days to resolve itself.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
6-8weeks: It takes 6-8 weeks for the bone around a dental implant to be reasonable stable and begin to withstand minimal trauma.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Depends: Depending upon the situation that warrants it's removal and how secure it is in the bone there could be some discomfort following its removal.
A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Depends: It depends on how well it is made, the materials it is made of and how well you can keep it clean. The average length of time is 5-7 years but if well... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
See a periodontist: A periodontist or gum specialist is someone you should see for an evlauation. You may be experieincing gum disease which can be very destructive to bo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Possible failure : The two things that come to mind is 1. You have a failing dental implant or 2. The adjacent natural tooth may have been damaged or traumatized during ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
To be uncomfortable: Extractions are a surgical procedure and with any surgical procedure there will be some soreness associated with it. This should be managed with appr... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Fairly common: But this can be corrected by adjusting the length of the denture that extends onto the roof of your mouth.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Soon: Typically patients are uncomfortable for 3-5 days following the procedure but this is manageable with medications.
A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Yes. : There are minimum ages because children still continue to grow. Orthodontist are the best people to ask to see if you are done growing. If an implant ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Dental gum: They make gum specifically for dental work. Most stores carry a chewing gum for dental work.
A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Do not fit correctly: When dentures do not fit correctly they rock/rub pinching the gum tissue between the underlying bone and the denture. Check with another dentist. Some... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Depends: There are many alternatives depending upon what your specific situation is. There are bite appliances, hot and cold compresses, physical therapy, and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
SEE YOUR DENTIST: If you are experiencing pain then you should go back ot oyur dentist. The decay could have been close to nerve and despite the dentists most conservat... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Nervous habit: Nervous habit. Stop it when you catch yourself doing it. It takes 21 days to break a habit.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Possible: Depends upon how stressed and worked up you were leading up to the proceudre. If you opted for local anesthesia instead of IV sedation, you may have b... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Not really: Bone removed from the ramps back of jaw has a lot less mortality. Common problems with chin grafts. Numbness of chin, or numbness of lower front teeth... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Correct: The way the gum attaches to an implant is different that the way it attaches to a tooth. With a tooth the attachment is very tight. The attachment to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Yes : Provided it is well made and is very stable in your mouth.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
No: But this will cause harm to your arm and you will infect your arm with mouth bacteria which can result in a serious infection.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Very quickly: If done correctly and successfully then you should have minimal discomfort for 3-5 days in the upper jaw and 7-10 days in the lower jaw. This should ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Every 3-4 months: If you require dental implants you should be seen more often than every six months if you like to predictable maintain your implants and avoid getting... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Right away: Provided you are comfortable you can go back to work right away. It may take a little time to speak where you do not feel self conscious but you can g... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
PFHNM: Porcelain fused to high nobel metal are probably the best because the underlying metal substructure can be designed to support the porcelain adequatel... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Missing a tooth: If you are missing one or several teeth then you are a candidate for dental implants.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Yes: By properly supporting and stabilizing your jaw joint this will minimize your TMJ problem.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Difficult: The one levels are what determines the fit, stability and the tightness of the denture. The less bone you have the more loose they will fit and you wi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Medical clearence: Your dentist will need to speak with your physician to review a protocol for your specific heart issues. You will need to have some pre op medical tes... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
No: The dental implant is anchored in your bone by your bone and fuses to your bone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Yes: Of you are going to wait my recommendation would be for you to get a bite guard to protect your teeth from brutish and maintain tooth position.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Possible: A recent study suggests denture adhesives with zinc can cause a multitude of problems including neuropathy. Best course of action choose a denture adh... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Discomfort: You can expect some discomfort and swelling. Some possible bruising.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Bone grafting: You need bone grafting to replace the missing bone that is necessary for implant placement and dnture stability. The bone can come from various parts ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Yes: You will need to go to a dental school or a hospital that has a dental residency program.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Depends: If you have a denture in one jaw and natural teeth in another jaw you can have braces placed on your natural teeth.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Just like teeth: If the implants are healed and the soft tissue is well healed and mature then you would use the water pik the same way as you would teeth.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Yes: Implant secured dentures can be either screw retained or held in place with clips. . Clip retained dentures can be taken out regularly for daily hygi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Yes: It is the nature of geographic tongue. Typically appears more often when you are stressed.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Depends: Crazy glue is better as a temporary fix but it is not a permanent fix.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Depends: If everything is done correctly and is maintained correctly by both you and your dentist then the gums should be a healthy pink color with o soren ne... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Depends: Depends on the health of the teeth, the bone and the gum tissue. The healthier everything is the less issues you will have will the preparation, fabri... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Yes: Provided the teeth supporting the bridge are healthy and the there is the appropriate space between the implant and the the tooth supporting the bridg... Read More

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Testimonials
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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!
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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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