Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.

Evaluation for Dental Implants

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by both Dr. Skowronski or by an Implant Placement provider referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, dental implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.

After the dental implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The Implant Placement provider will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Skowronski can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

 

Skowronski Family Dentistry

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Love our dental family. They always have our back.

- James R

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I left the office after 3 hours with a very sore mouth and a disappointing unattractive temporary crown. I know that, eventually, this will be corrected but I’m feeling very self-conscious of the appearance of my smile during a Very difficult time. I’m hoping that the new abutment and crown can be adjusted very quickly and that somebody can squeeze me in for an appointment to remedy it.

- Kelly S

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Dr Ray &his staff has been great, I'm extremely sensitive in my mouth,Dr Ray takes all the time I need to make me comfortable with my procedures.Dr. Ray was recommended to me by friend,I'm so glad for that. I would recommend him to anyone whom wants a dentist that really cares, He also sings when he's running around his office.

- Sue C

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Dr Ray and team are by the best in the business. He truly care about his patients. He has set the standard of how the dentist industry should be operating.

- Patrick D

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