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 themselves are tiny titanium
posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone
bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In
addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone
deterioration that 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
Dr. Anna is a specialist in Periodontics and Dental Implants and has received extensive training in Implantology.
Through continuing education, Dr. Anna is abreast of the most current
information on implant dentistry.
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask
that you undergo a dental/radio-graphic examination and health history.
During these consultation visits, your doctor will address your specific
needs and considerations. 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 implants are metal anchors that act as tooth root substitutes. They
are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are attached to the
implant to provide stable anchors in the gums for replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical
procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. Healing time
following surgery varies from person to person and is based on a variety
of factors that include hardness of bone. In some cases, implants may be
restored immediately after they are placed.
For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath
the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. 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 that will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr.
Anna Gasparova will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. After
two weeks an impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can
be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements 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.