Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the dental implant is made of titanium — the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the dental implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
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“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Russell Spinazze, Dr. Mark Spinazze and Dr. Eliza Drobny, and Dr. Andrew Sugar are able to place single stage implants. These dental implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction — further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Our doctors perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the dental implant process.
Dental Implant Reviews
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Dr. Russ Spinazze is Superb. He is very professional, knowledgeable, and skilled. He and his staff are caring and friendly. I highly recommend the practice.
- Hilary W
The care I received exceeded my expectations.
- Mark S
- Michael S
Thorough, professional, clear instructions.
- Steve K
Very happy with the treatment I've received from Dr. Mark to date. Excellent service and very professional. Pain mgmt. is top notch.
- William W
Stopped in to have some stitches removed. A bit unpleasant, but was expected. He was done in a few minutes. Everything was back to 'normal' afterwards.
- John S
I didn't realize all the time and work involved in getting an implant. Everyone was informative and answered all my questions. The pain was minimal. Cool X-ray machine!
- Marianne S
This was a good visit like my others, implants both seem to be doing well
- Robert F
very happy with the service
- Lev A
I had been dreading my tooth extraction, bone graft and subsequent implant but Dr Mark Spinazze eased my fears every step of the way by explaining things and telling me what to expect. I would definitely come back in the future if I have the need ( but I hope I don't )
- Elizabeth S
Very pleased with my experience. Excellent care
- Janice B
Every appointment was a good experience.
- Ilene Z
Best experience you could have when having a dental procedure.
- Melissa G
This is definitely QUALITY care. I had an extract and implant, both which I expected to experience some level of pain. I did not have any pain at all. I highly recommend this doctor and the practice. You get what you pay for, and although you might be able to find the service a little cheaper elsewhere, I couldn't be more pleased with the results and the experience. No pain. Very competent and experienced staff.
- Danice B
I had a very good experience. All aspects met my expectations.
- Mary Jane W