What We Do
The Dental Implant Center focuses its practice on three key areas of
dental health and well being: Overall Oral Health, Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery and Implant Reconstructive Surgery. Through
advanced training that extends well beyond that required for
general dentists, we are able to increase our ability to treat patients with
problems of the mouth, face and jaw, which significantly enhance our
patients' quality of life.
Oral Health and Well Being:
First and foremost, we are concerned about our patients' general state of
oral health. Our goal is to promote healthy dental habits
including brushing, flossing, regular cleanings and checkups as well as a healthy
diet so that patients can keep their own natural teeth in a good state
of health and repair. Because
we are dentists by trade, we would always prefer to have our patients do
whatever they can to promote the longevity of their own, natural teeth rather
than having to repair or replace them.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:
As we all know, oral has to do with the mouth. Maxillofacial has
to do with the jaw and related areas of the face and neck.
Surgeons trained as specialists in these areas have gone beyond the
basic training of dental school. Dentists who go on to become oral
and maxillofacial surgeons follow a complete medical/dental curriculum
that takes an additional 4 to 6 years of training. These highly
trained doctors are capable of treating conditions, defects, injuries
and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws and face. Training
encompasses all aspects of surgery and recovery including patient care,
pain management and anesthesiology.
Implant Reconstructive Surgery:
Implant reconstructive surgery is a highly specialized form of oral
surgery. It combines all the elements of dentistry as well as oral and
maxillofacial surgery concentrating on replacing missing, damaged or
diseased teeth with new, permanently implanted teeth. Surgery consists
of implanting a metal post into the jaw bone. Once this phase is
complete and the jaw bone incorporates the implant, a cap is placed onto the
post that matches the tooth its replacing in size and color.
implants act and feel just like natural teeth and overcome many of the
pitfalls and challenges of dentures, bridges and other conventional
Our Goal: Improved Quality of Life!
Dental pain and problems are never any fun. General tooth or jaw pain,
pain while eating, extreme sensitivity to hot or cold, poorly fitting
dentures and a multitude of other dental issues can become extremely
distracting in day-to-day activities. Alleviating and/or eliminating
these issues through oral and maxillofacial surgery or implant
reconstructive surgery helps improve the quality of life for our
patients. Our patients can then focus on the important things in life,
leaving the worries of their dental challenges behind them.