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.

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Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Sallustio or Dr. Azizian 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 or Dr. Azizian 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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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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Who likes going to the dentist right? The experience at Dr. Sallustio's office is different - from the moment you walk into the office and I'm the apprehensive, anxious dental patient but somehow I feel differently about this office & doctor.

- Heather M

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Look no further. This dentist is the BEST!!

- Nan R

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The benchmark for all others in this field.

- Irv S

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This experience is lifechanging! I went from missing crowns and broken teeth to a return of function and a smile that lights up the nation. Thank you, Dr. Sallustio and staff!

- Christine M

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Would reccomend this dentist highly. He really cares about his patients and expects his staff to do the same. The procedure he did )for me literally was a lifesaver. He did 4 implants on the bottom, inserted a prothesis and all i get is compliments! My teeth are beautiful and i don't have to feel embarrrased about my teeth. Thank you. Dr. Sallustio.

- Joanne K

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