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.

A smiling elderly man

“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. Farren 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 an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Dr. Farren 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.

Great Oak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

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I had the extraction of a molar, bone grafting and an implant. The procedures were done quickly and pain free. In my 65 years, I have never experienced pain free dentistry done this well. This office uses state of the art medical equipment: such as a hand held x-ray gun and a memory foam examination chair. I can't say enough good things. When you are a patient, you feel like you are in some futuristic office.

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Compassionate. Informative. Highly skilled. Easy to be a happy and reassured patient at Great Oak Oral Surgery. You are in great hands with Dr. Ferren and his team. They provide top notch care and make it as easy as possible for their patients every step of the way. As a patient I would highly recommend this practice!

- karen M

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I was very pleased with my implant surgery. Dr. and staff made me feel very comfortable. I drove myself to my dentist right after and he made me a temporary tooth. He showed other staff in his office how good my surgery went

- Kathleen M

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This was my first extraction and dental implant. Dr Farren and his staff were beyond caring, competent and efficient. I was very impressed by Dr. Farren's skill, kindness, and painless work. The support staff anticipates every need and beautifully executes their duties. I highly recommend this specialty dental team!

- Dee B

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Was worried about implant...Dr Farren was kind and gentle and explained everything and it didnt hurt and was over fast it was ...almost fun! He is a gentle dentist and does an EXPERT job...i have had no problems. Perfect experience...

- Alan S

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