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 dental 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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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

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Sallustio 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. Sallustio performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting for dental implants 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.

Anthony Sallustio, DDS

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I was Dr. Sallustio's worst patient. I gaged, was combative under sedation Dr. Sallustio performed miracles while other dentists gave up on me I travel over 25 miles , for over 10 years, to his office and would never consider seeing another dentist

- Elliott T

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I have been coming for the past 3 years, and am very pleased with the finished product.

- Jerry P

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Good job

- Alfred C

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Dr. Sallustio offers excellent skills and knowledge, compassion, patience and interest, all of which reflect his ability to provide perfect outcomes. He coordinates with all other dental clinicians on behalf of his clients. His staff are very skilled and accommodating and reflect the high standards of the office! I also appreciate the ambiance of the office, it’s gardens, potted plants and fresh flowers. Need a dentist? He”s your guy!

- Susan V

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After years of avoiding dental care due to fear, I finally made an appointment with a dentist who told me my only option was removable dentures. I went to Dr Sallustio for a second opinion and I am VERY glad that I did. He was able to create a treatment plan for me that allowed me to have to permanently attached bridges - as close to real teeth as you can get! Dr Sallustio and every one of his staff members made me feel comfortable and were able to alleviate the dental fears that I have lived with for decades. I can not recommend him enough!

- Lori V

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Thanks Dr S for. All the great work

- Tom G

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Everything and everyone associated with Dr. Sallustio’s office is wonderful.

- Carol S

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The experience was better than anticipated! You don't go many places where you get what you were told you would. Thank you Dr. Sallustio nad staff

- Helen P

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The entire experience here was wonderful. Everything is good. So glad I was referred to Dr. Sallustio!

- Helen P

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I was blessed by the overall operation of the office and the doctors expertise. I would recommend this doctor and office highly!

- Clifford W

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Great place to visit

- Roseann S

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The procedure that was performed for me is life changing! Dr. Sallustio and his entire staff are TOP NOTCH!

- Rick F

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I embarked on a year long adventure with Dr. Sallustio which involved correlation with a maxiofacial surgeon, removal of bottom teeth, placing of implants and a permanent appliance anchored to the implants. Complicated? You bet! From the first moment I walked in the door, Judy at the front desk sensed my nervousness and immediately made me feel comfortable and calm. Every single person in the office is caring, compassionate and kind. Talking about financing such a project isn't easy and even that was done in such a clear and helpful way. I can only think that the staff reflects Dr. Sallutio's personal style and manner. He held my hand every single step of the way, worked through the setbacks I presented him with patience and skill and he celebrated with me at the finish line. If you are considering this dental practice, you will not find a more proficient and patient bunch of perfectionists. I am so lucky to have found them!

- Christine M

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couldn't be happier with the results of my implants, Dr. Sallustion is a perfectionist in every way! The staff is wonderful always friendly and genuinely caring. Would highly recommend them

- peggi g

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Dr Sallustio is an expert and perfectionist in his field. He is also very caring and patient, I confess to be a challenging patient. From pre op to surgery through post treatment, Dr Sallustio and his entire staff continue to go above and beyond to make sure I am comfortable and confident with my treatment. The staff is amazing and extremely friendly. My appointments are like visiting family and friends. I thank Dr Sallustio and his staff for giving me my smile back and and the ability to eat normally again. I highly recommend Dr Sallustio to anyone needing expert, professional, caring dental treatment.

- Francesca L

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Wonderful experience!!!!!!

- marie france O

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Dr.Sallustio, is one of the Best Dentist I ever been to. He is a perfectionist!! He did my dental inplant. ( front tooth) and, also you couldn't ask for a better staff. Friendly and Kind. Judy at the front desk is always willing to help me out. I would recommend them to anyone!

- Connie K

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Most of my appointments are usually first thing in the morning, and I consistently find Dr. Salustio and staff courteous and professional whether I'm in for a cleaning or an implant. While I personally do not experience anxiety at the Dentist, there are several who do, and this attention to care is comforting.

- mark W

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Doctor Sallustio is caring and professional. He's expertise with implants has given me a problem free smile for the past fifteen years. Thank you, Doctor Sallustio

- Barbara V

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I would recommend Dr. Sallustio and his staff to everyone I know!! You cannot find a more patient friendly environment!

- April V

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