When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
No waiting took me right in. Very state of the art, beautiful office. T.V. in front of every dental chair. They put your x-rays and pictures right on the t.v. screen. They go over everything with you, answer all your questions and let you know all possible treatments offered. Stickers and toys for kids as rewards, my grandkids love this when they go. PAINLESS as they can make it. Gel to numb the area before the novacaine so the needle is barely felt. They have bottled water in waiting room. Dr. Panajoti and her assistant Christine were so friendly. I highly recommend this as a family dental practice.
You’ve lost a tooth, or perhaps several. Chewing is difficult and smiling, well it’s too embarrassing. There is no question that the quality of your life has changed. Dental implants are the solution to renewing your smile, your chewing ability, and quite frankly your quality of life.
At Church Street Dental Group we will direct superb placement of implants utilizing Galileos Cone Beam Imaging and will design the most life-like and best-fitting crowns using CEREC® Technology to ensure the Optimum Results in Dental Implant Placement and Restoration.
The tools available with this technology enable us to reduce the risk of treatments as well as plan surgical care with more accuracy. Along with CEREC®, the implant placement is guided by the optimal placement of the final restoration. The final restoration is designed on CEREC, which is then imported into Galileos software. Here this information is used to plan the precise placement of implants. These scans are also used to fabricate surgical guides that reduce surgery time and are very accurate.
A dental implant, also known as a dental post or dental crown, is a functional part that interfaces either with the jawbone or the skull to support a fixed dental prosthetic such as a bridge, crown, denture, or even to act as an artificial orthodontic joint. It is used to replace a lost, cracked, or broken tooth and is made out of durable alloy steel that is also designed to be extremely malleable for the ultimate amount of comfort and ease-of-use. Depending on the type of implant you need, it will be fabricated using surgical steel mesh that is prepared and shaped by the dentist while under local anesthesia. This process is then replicated thousands of times throughout the tooth’s remaining life to ensure the highest level of cosmetic results.
A dental implant procedure is generally an out-patient surgery performed under general anesthesia. The dental implant consists mainly of titanium that is fused into the jawbone as a replica for a missing tooth. It is a permanent fixture, so it cannot be removed once implanted. This process has become more popular in recent years as more people are becoming aware of the benefits of dental implants. In this brief article, I will discuss what the implant procedure consists of, as well as what to expect during and after the procedure.
Before the dental implant procedure begins, the periodontist will prepare you by applying a temporary filling material called a local anesthetic. He or she will also numb the portion of your gums where the tooth will be implanted with a local anesthetic. In addition to this, your periodontist may apply a special antibiotic ointment prior to surgery to minimize the number of bacteria that is present after the procedure. Once the preparation is completed, you will be able to drive yourself home after the periodontist has performed the surgery and cleaned you up.
During the dental implant procedure, your periodontist will place the prosthetic teeth into the mouth so they are securely in place. During this time, your periodontist and the surgeon will perform several cosmetic dentistry procedures in order to create a beautiful smile for you. Your dentist will use local anesthesia in order to minimize any pain that you feel from the surgical procedure. Once all of the surgery has been completed successfully, your dentist will put you in a hospital bed and advise you to make sure you take all of your medications as instructed.