Missing or Damaged Teeth?
Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants
Dr. Ronald P. Petrosky, DDS, MAGD, DICOI
Master Academy of General Dentistry
Board Certified-Diplomate International Congress of Oral Implantologists
Diplomate American Society of Osseointegration
Master & Fellow American Academy of Implant Prosthodontists
Fellow Misch International Implant Institute
Master & Fellow International Academy of Mini Dental Implants
Associate Fellow American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Dr. Gail P. Petrosky, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Specialty in Prosthodontics, Specialty #3495
Fellow Academy of General Dentistry
Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are typically the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Manufactured from titanium, a biocompatible alloy, implants are designed to “fuse” with the bone to replace your natural tooth root. These implants are then capped with either a dental crown or are used to support multiple tooth bridges.
Implants mimic nature when replacing your natural tooth root and provide a strong and stable platform for your individually made ceramic crown or bridge
Are Implants Reliable?
Over the last 20 years, millions of implants have been placed in patients all over the world and the vast majority of these implants still function at peak performance.
Talk to Your Doctor
The first step with any dental procedure is to speak with your dental professional. Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Your dentist will choose the best treatment plan for you. During your consultation, an x-ray may be taken and a teeth cleaning or other general dentistry may be suggested before the procedure.
Care for Your Smile
Studies show that almost 70% of adults aged 35-44 have lost at least one permanent tooth. These teeth are lost due to an accident, gum disease, or a failed root canal. Now, these teeth can be easily, quickly, and almost painlessly replaced with dental implant-supported crowns.
Preventing Bone Loss
When teeth are removed from the human jaw the supporting bone begins to resorb, leaving less bone. Dental implants can help slow bone loss.
Normal Jaw With Teeth
Teeth Removed and Initial Bone Loss
Over time there can be significant bone loss
Typical Implant Crown Procedure
Single Tooth Missing
Your dentist takes a combination of x-rays, impressions, and CT scans to properly assess your implant needs and plan your case completely.
After the anesthetic is applied, your dentist will follow a short drilling protocol that allows the implant to be placed with minimally invasive surgery.
Final Crown Cemented
After a short healing period, impressions will be taken & your new crown will be created at the dental lab. This crown will be attached to your implant.
Dental Implant Benefits
- Help maintain natural bone to slow or stop bone loss in the jaw.
- Dental implants are accepted as the standard of care in many tooth replacement situations.
- Act as a replacement for your natural tooth root.
- Can last a lifetime with good oral hygiene and proper care.
- In many cases, most patients can leave on the same day with a temporary crown.
Implant-supported teeth function, look, and feel like your natural teeth.