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

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow 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.

Dental Implants Gilbert AZ

“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

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Kelly is 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 an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Kelly 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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Having met Dr. Kelly and staff for the first time was the best ever , I felt at ease all questions were answered , getting dental implants sounded complicated and very painful but when it was all said and done my fears were gone and I plan to have one more implant done this year , Thank you DR Kelly and staff for making this a great experience , I highly recommend Dr. Paul Kelly and his wonderful staff :}

- Kathy V.

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Had a very good experience

- Fred O

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This is a very pleasant place to come. I have always been treated with great respect. The girls are very pleasant and friendly. And of course, Dr. Kelly is one in a million.

- Betty Y

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I would highly recommend Dr. Kelly for his expertise in dentistry and surgery. He was extremely clear in explaining what was going on with my teeth and how he was going to treat it. Even the surgery went great. He did his best to make sure poor eroded gum tissue like mine would take the implants successfully. Dr. Kelly couldn't be as successful if he didn't have such a great staff. They are wonderful. Thank you Dr. Kelly and staff. You gave me hope and made my implants better than I could have imagined. Take the stress away about your own mouth and see Dr. Kelly. You won't regret it.

- Marsha S

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I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO SUCH A PROFESSIONAL AND CARING DENTIST IN MY LIFE--AND I AM 66 YEARS YOUNG. IF YOU EVER NEED DENTAL CARE, GO TO DR. KELLEY!!!!!!!!!!!

- michael j

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I used to be a dental hygienist so may have more "awareness" than the average person about how things should be. Dr. Kelly has a clean professional office. He works fast but is gentle and knows exactly how to get what needs to be done in a quick, pain-free manner. This is my first (and I hope last) implant but if I need another. I would definitely come back to Dr. Kelly..

- Lea B

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Dr. Kelly and his staff are amazing!

- Brittany S

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Would recommend anyone and everyone!

- Krystle C

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I had a wonderful experience with my implant procedure. I didn't have any discomfort or pain and the whole process was smooth. The staff is very kind and efficient. I had nothing but a good experience. I will recommend Dr. Kelly to everybody.

- Sun K

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For those of you who have had a bad experience with referrals I am sorry, because I can't relate. My dentist referred me to Dr. Kelly and his staff to have 4 implants done, and being one of those people who have been scarred by a bad experience or two in the dentists chair over the years was a bit skeptical going in for this level of procedure. I was prepared to have my remaining teeth removed and have a conventional denture made for a replacement of my lower molars. Dr. Kelly installed 4 implants and after the required healing time I am going in tomorrow to have my permanent teeth fitted and will still have my six natural front lower teeth in place. I can tell you with all confidence that if you are considering implant surgery and you have been fortunate enough to have found Dr. Paul Kelly and his staff you will be very pleased with your experience. Signed a very happy patient, Pete W. ( P.S. I cant wait to grill a steak)

- Pete W

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Dr. Kelly & staff made a new experience (dental implantation), a very easy & pleasant experience. I'm thoroughly satisfied. I would recommend Dr. Kelly & staff to anyone.

- Keith G

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Dr. Paul Kelly was fantastic. I was a bit nervous about getting an implant but was encouraged to have an implant by family members who are in the dental field and friends who had experienced the procedure. Dr. Kelly was very professional and explained what he was doing during each step so there were no surprises. He and his staff delivered exceptional care and concern. I consider my mouth to be sensitive, but I had minimal discomfort. I highly recommend Dr. Paul Kelly - he is the best!

- Wilhelmina P

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Doctor and staff are amazing

- Robert H

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Dr. Kelly is very nice, friendly and compassionate. He explained exactly what he was going to do and when he said that I would not feel pain during the procedure, he was correct. Although this procedure was not planned, it was a necessity, I'm glad that I was referred to Dr. Kelly

- Nancy L

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Very friendly and considerate staff and doctor. The staff is very concerned about personal comfort and making the patient feel relaxed.

- Beatrix S

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Extraction and implant same day. Easy recovery.

- Carol G J

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Everyone is AWESOME

- Greg R

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Dr. Kelly and staff make your visit very comfortable. He is very easy to talk to and his staff is very friendly! I would return for future treatment and would recommend Paul Kelly Maxillofacial to anyone!

- Marian G

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It was a pleasure coming to your office I loved it and Dr. Kelly is awesome and helped me out a lot. Wish the best to everyone at the office.

- Anna Marie S

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I had a very pleasant experience in Dr Kelly's office. I never had any pain. Dr Kelly was very good and caring and kept tabs on me during my healing process. Dr Kelly's staff is very helpful and caring and I recommend him to anyone that is contemplating Dental implants or any oral surgery procedures.

- Duane H

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