Dental Implants

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.

Dental Implants Presentation

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 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, your surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time allows the area to heal and bone grows 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 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.

Are you ready to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile?

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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.

Surgical Advances in Dental Implants

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Rodenburg, Dr. Youssef, Dr. MacMenamin, Dr. Brown and Dr. Burns are able to place single stage implants. These 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 your oral and maxillofacial surgeon and your restorative dentist.  Drs. Rodenburg, Youssef, MacMenamin, Brown or Burns performs 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 implant process.

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The whole process went well for myself. During and after getting my implant I had NO PAIN! That was a pleasant surprise. All the personal were professional and made me feel comfortable.

- Sue R

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Every step of this process was wonderful. The procedure and costs were thoroughly described so I felt like I knew what to expect every step of the way. Also every single person I encountered was kind and pleasant. I would highly recommend this clinic.

- Julia M

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Rodenberg is the ultimate professional. He is always meticulous in his preparation . He does a great job of explaining the procedure that he will be doing and the reasons that it will be done a certain way. In performing the procedure, he is a craftsman. I felt that his team really cared about me. He and his staff always followed up to see if things went well. . I also liked that they had time to chat and relate to me as a person.

- Jim K

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