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 in Dental Implants

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Scrivo 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 a periodontist and a restorative dentist. Dr. Scrivo 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.

Dr. Steven Scrivo

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Excellent service in every way! Most of my coworkers utilize our employment dental services at so affordable rate. I can’t! I just cannot sacrifice the comfort, safety, and quality. Dr. Scrivo did my previous oral surgery and received excellent care. So when I have to decide for another procedure, there’s no question I have to go back to him. No. 1 in my mind is the painless and gentle anesthesia injections. He was very careful in ensuring I feel no pain from those little injections. NO PAIN! No. 2 is the priceless sterile technique and the care for the patient during the procedure. They have to apply goggles on me and instructed me to close my eyes so I won’t see and feel the sutures and threads going back and forth in my gums. Very insightful and thoughtful! I’m a nurse so I know and I can imagine what they’re doing. But this is good for young patients who are scared for any unknown reason. No. 3 professionalism at its BEST. I just browse through all the reviews and saw one that gave 1 because of the telephone downfall. If I can talk to that person, I’ll try to convince her to call back. It might just be a bad day in the office. She missed the best Dental care Dr. Scrivo’s patients enjoy. I goggled his website to write this review. I will and been recommending him to my friends and coworkers. For Dr. Scrivo and his staff, more POWER to you! Thank you for the great and awesome services you provide to your patients. I am one of them.

- Evangeline K

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A very concerned professional

- Samuel P

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Dr. Scrivo couldn't be kinder and more gentle. I had 3 implants done and truly can say I never was in any pain. Because of his gentle, relaxing manner I am never nervous to go to the dentist! I never have to wait and Dr. Scrivo never suggests any procedures that are not necessary. I would recommend him to anyone in need of more than routine care.

- Donna A

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He is a very knowledgeable doctor in his field. Spends good time to explain the procedure before starting the procedure.

- Hema J

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I was anxious about having an implant but the procedure was easier than anticipated. The Doctor and staff put me at ease. I have recommended Dr. Scrivo to family and friends.

- Joan T

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