What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the very best way to replace missing teeth. In the past, bridges and dentures were the only options, with limited results. Dental implants have provided a superior option with a tooth replacement that functions identical to the root of a tooth. Because implant restorations look and feel more like natural teeth, they offer new levels of comfort, security and confidence over traditional treatments.
Dental implants are a large portion of Dr. Loschiavo's practice. He was one of the very first oral surgeons in the community to perform such procedures, due his extensive schooling and training. 30 years later, Dr. Loschiavo continues to deliver the highest quality service possible. Using the latest equipment and state of the art technology for dental implants, Dr. Loschiavo's procedures make for a quick and easy recovery.
Dr. Loschiavo continues to mentor and train many local dentists and oral surgeons in various dental implant procedures.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants closely mimic the appearance, strength and function of a natural tooth. They are composed of a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone, where the bone fuses with the new root. A small portion of the implant is visible above the gum line, which is called the abutment, which is used as the site to attach a natural looking crown.
Dental implants are safe, medically proven, and an esthetic alternative to traditional dentures, crowns, and bridgework.
What Are the Benefits?
Choosing dental implants as a treatment option can offer you a number of significant advantages.
MAINTAIN ANATOMY- If you have missing teeth, the bone begins to shrink over time. Unhealthy bone loss can deform your jaw line and cause it to recede and change your facial structure.
SECURITY- Dental implants are secure and do not slip or move, which is a key problem of dentures, including poor fit, gum irritation and pain from exposed nerves. The result of implants is superior comfort, reliability, and freedom.
KEEP YOUR HEALTHY SMILE- A better long-term alternative to bridgework, dental implants eliminate the need to grind down healthy teeth when replacing one or more neighboring tooth. Your own natural healthy teeth remain intact.
Is The Procedure Painful?
Getting an implant is generally less painful than having a tooth pulled. Anesthesia is used to assist with the pain during the procedure, making for a much more comfortable and pleasant experience.
Overall, dental implants have a spectacular success rate. More than 90% of dental implants remain in place for 25 years or more.
Implants have successfully been placed in people ranging from age 15 to over 100.
In most cases, the recovery period lasts only a few days.