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Introduction to Dental Implants from Dr. Swiderski
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. After dental implant reconstruction, the patient who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, and knows the teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
What are Dental Implants?
The implants themselves are small titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root replacements. The bone fuses with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
The Surgical Procedure
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually fusing with the bone. You should be able to wear temporary teeth and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is making your new permanent teeth.
After the implant has fused to the bone, the second phase begins. Dr. Swiderski will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and will act as anchors for the replacement teeth. When the replacement teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes four to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.
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.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Swiderski 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 replacement teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction further minimizing the number of surgical procedures. Advances in dental implant technology have made it possible, in select cases, to extract teeth and place implants with crowns at one visit.
Implants are a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Dr. Swiderski performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (Dr. Swiderski) fits and makes the teeth. He will also make any temporary teeth needed during the implant process.
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What Types of Replacement Teeth are Available?
A single dental crown is used to replace one missing tooth. Each replacement tooth attaches to its own dental implant. A bridge can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three dental implants. A complete fixed bridge replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of replacement teeth (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable over denture attaches to a bar or ball-in-socket attachments, whereas fixed replacement teeth are permanent and removable only by the dentist.
Dr. Swiderski performs in-office implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip or tibia.
Why Dental Implants?
Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth-whether its a new situation or something you have lived with for years-chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.
Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.
A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for natural tooth replacement more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.
Why Select Dental Implants over more Traditional Types of Restorations?
There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a partial at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.
Are You a Candidate for Implants?
If you are considering dental implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If you mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving it, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.
What Type of Anesthesia is Used?
The majority of dental implants and bone grafts can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with, or without general anesthesia.
Do Implants need Special Care?
Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.
TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR is a revolutionary concept providing patients with fully functioning teeth on dental implants in one single procedure that lasts about an hour. This technology was developed by Nobel Biocare and allows for collaboration between both the restorative doctor and the surgeon. This merging of knowledge and experience achieves not only increased safety, but also a more precise implant placement. In addition, the fabrication of a final prosthesis is completed prior to the surgery. The computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.
The process starts when a Cone Beam CT scan is taken of the patient’s jawbone. This Cone Beam CT scan allows for the generation of a three-dimensional model of the jawbone that can then be used in virtual reality software to plan the implant placement without the presence of the patient. The results are more accurate implant placement, and less chair time for the patient at the surgery office.
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My ultimate feeling about Dr. Swiderski is that he is the “TOP GUN” in this field. So lucky to have him in our area. Your care and safety are simply a given with his professionalism and that of his staff. Recommend is an understatement.
- John Ingram
We were very grateful to find an oral surgeon for our special needs son. We were glad we did not have to wait long for the procedure, as it was needed right away. Dr Swiderski was able to give us special accommodations, and so the procedure and the recovery went very smoothly, much better than we expected. Thank you Dr. Swiderski!
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- Maureen B
From his receptionist with her beautiful blond and gray streaked hair to the dental assistants in there wonderful green scrubs I felt comfortable, the office was very clean and loved the big windows. Dr. Swiderski sat me down and we had a brief conference then he ask me do you want the gas? yes I replied. Once in the chair the assistant never left my side, we friendly chatted until the Doctor got in the room. Once numb he started to extract the rotting tooth, it broke off but he never stopped his motion, I am sure this has happened before. When my insurance finally kicks in and will pay for my implants. I definitely will be back. Any one needing implants need to go see David Swiderski his office is the best!
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I'm happy with them, David is very knowledgeable; I feel very safe with him and his staff, and won't go to anyone else for my oral surgery needs. He and his staff have been there to answer any and all questions I may have, no matter how silly a question may be. When he speaks, he speaks with confidence, and looks you in the eye and focuses on you when he is talking with you. I recommend him highly, Five stars is not enough.
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