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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 jawbone 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.
To help decide if implants are for you, view Advantages and Disadvantages of Dental Implants.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. View Dr. Carpenter’s Implant Smile Gallery.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, you will undergo a radiographic and clinical examination. At this consultation, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed. For more involved cases, a CBCT (Cone Beam Cat Scan) will be prescribed by Dr. Carpenter.
Dr. Carpenter is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). As a true Dental Implantologist, he performs all surgical implant procedures and restorations himself. This eliminates all confusion for the patient and helps to reduce the cost. Patients find it very reassuring to know who exactly is responsible for all aspects of their dental treatment. Additionally, you will have the convenience of having all your work performed at one location, our state of the art dental facility, supported by a highly trained and caring staff.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
Dr. Carpenter will uncover the implant and attach a small healing collar; then he will start making your new teeth. You should be able to wear temporary crowns or dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, Dr. Carpenter designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
Other more advanced procedures offered by Dr. Carpenter include: “Bar Attachment Denture” technique and “Teeth-in-1-Day”, Bone-Preserving Atraumatic Extraction, Immediate implant placement, and Zest Locator Mini-Implants. These techniques allow for the placement of immediate non-removable restorations. Call our office at 845-561-2330 to schedule a consultation.
“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.