Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.
What is the process like for dental implants?
The entire implant process is performed over a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone.
An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at the same time if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.
The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration.
During this healing time, you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
After the implant has healed, an abutment is placed on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. Once this is placed, an impression of the abutment is taken and it is used to create your permanent restoration.
When the crown is completed, it is permanently attached to the implant. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant, it will feel just like one of your teeth.
What Our Patients Say
Our family has been part of the Riverview family for almost 20 years. If you are in need of a dental implant and aren’t sure where to go, THIS IS THE PLACE!!!
Dr. Fedele completed a seamless tooth extraction with bone graft/implant.
The professionalism, care, concern and compassion from EVERYONE on staff is the best you will find! Thank you all for your love and care!!
I went to Dr. Fedele for a second opinion concerning a tooth that was loose and coming out. I was impressed with his approach and his explanation of the various options to correct my problem. The option I decided on was not offered to me by my previous dentist so I choose to change dentists.
Dr. Fedele performed a dental implant and it was absolutely painless. Recovery from the implant has been painless. The office has a friendly atmosphere which makes it a pleasant place in which to be. Thanks to you all.
Five stars do not adequately reflect the degree of satisfaction I feel with Riverview Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. All the work was done with the utmost professionalism, competency, expediency and friendliness. In addition to being very competent, Dr. Fedele is a thoughtful and considerate person. Following my first appointment, he sent me a handwritten thank you note. From the first moment you step into the office, you are greeted genuinely warmly by all of the staff, as though they have known you forever. I recommend them without reservations.
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