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.

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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

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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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.

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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.

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Everyone in the office was very friendly and helpful.The office space is very clean and put together.DR.Kelly was very professional,yet very caring.I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.What a great experience DR.Kelly office is!

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Dr. Kelly is very upfront with patients. My daughter and I both had procedures done. He was very thorough with both of us, personally called to follow up and demonstrated genuine care.

- Tiffiany M

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Great surgeon that showed lot of experience. I'm healing well with no complications.

- Anthony M

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Dr Kelly is a great oral surgeon. He placed my dental implant in 2011 and I have never had any issues. I wish him and his practice great success.

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