RESTORATIONS BY DRS. DAVID & PETER PELLEGRINI
What are Dental Implants
Implants have revolutionized the way we practice dentistry! Patient’s who once had to wear removable dentures or who faced having perfectly healthy teeth dramatically shaved down for crown and bridgework, now have the option of using dental implants to firmly and comfortably replace their teeth. Just as building a house takes planning before you begin construction, implants require thought and preparation if an optimal result is to be achieved. Likewise, building a house typically requires the expertise of specialized workers such as masons, roofers, and carpenters. Our doctors have teamed their restorative skills with those of outstanding, nationally recognized surgeons and laboratory ceramist to assure that your final restorations are the finest possible.
Dental implants are a two-step process that require both a surgical and restorative phase. Formerly, the surgical portion of this procedure would have been referred to another office, however, Dr. Peter Pellegrini has taken a keen interest to provide this service for our patients. He has teamed with the leading brand in the field of dental implants, Nobel Biocare, and completed continuing education courses with the Digital Dentistry Institute for surgical placement of dental implants. We are proud to now offer most dental implant surgery cases in our own office ensuring convenience, comfort, and quality.
One of the many steps that our doctors utilize to make your implant teeth as cosmetically pleasing and functional as possible is by the fabrication of a temporary restoration that will function as a prototype for the final crown or bridge. Many dentists skip this vital step in order to speed up the treatment process. However, our doctors understand that the best way to develop healthy gum tissue that adapts to your new implant, is to make a temporary restoration first. In the photo below, notice how the gum tissue was “trained” to flare outward from the implant fixture so that the ceramic crown emerges with a natural and pleasing appearance.
We look forward to meeting you and discussing how dental implants can have a positive impact in your life!