Have you lost some of your teeth? Dental implant procedure is your solution. Contact us for your FREE Consultation.

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A healthy tooth is made up of a crown – the part that shows above the gum line – and a root, which supports the tooth below the gum line. In a dental implant treatment, the root is replaced by an implant and a prosthetic crown is used to replace the natural crown.

In a dental implant procedure, titanium fixtures are placed into the jawbone and will act as an anchor for a naturally-appearing tooth or set of teeth. It needs a three to six month healing period before the implant restoration (crown) will be placed. Meanwhile the bone grows and anchors around the dental implant and creates a very strong support. The possibility of implant fail is very rare. After you have healed and the implant is taken, a crown is placed on the implant.

You have to take good care of your implants after the procedure. You should be examined by your dental implant dentist every three to four months and get them professionally cleaned by a hygienist. For long-term success of this dental implant procedure, you should brush and floss daily.

Dental Implant procedure is one of the most effective procedures for replacing lost teeth and have very high success rates, depending on the dental implant, surgeon’s ability, and the location that the implant is placed.

The Surgical Procedure

For most patients, the placement of teeth implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Ciniglio will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. After two weeks your general dentist will be able to start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.

Implant History

A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed dental implants for oral rehabilitation more than thirty-five years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

Implant FAQ’s

Why tooth implants?

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve you life. When you lose several teeth – whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years – chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Who actually performs the tooth implant placement?

While Dr. Ciniglio performs the actual implant surgery, and 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 implant process.

Are you a candidate for implants?

If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental  history reviewed. If you mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

Why would you select teeth implants over more traditional types of restorations?

There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

Do Teeth Implants need special care?

Once the teeth implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with Dr Ciniglio and having your teeth professionally cleaned.