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.

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“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. Guorgui 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. Guorgui 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.

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

From the first day I entered this office, until now, 2 weeks since having the surgery to put in 8 dental implants (24 teeth), I have been overwhelmed by the friendliness, caring, thoroughness, kindness and professionalism of everyone in this office. I didn't worry one bit about having the procedure done. They all took the time needed to answer all of my questions. The procedure turned out to be not as bad as I had expected and I LOVE my new teeth! I have since been for 2 follow-up appointments and I am still receiving wonderful care. I would very highly recommend this office and all the people associated with it. They are all terrific!

- Susan M

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Best dental experience I have had in my 68 years! The staff is kind, friendly and really know their stuff! The dental surgical crew were thoughtful and soooo kind and patient. I have already started spreading the news! They were/are wonderful. I even got follow-up calls to check on my progress - and I am delighted with the results!

- Cheryl R

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Was dental implants and an extraction. Longer procedure but was nicely sedated and felt nothing. The assistant to Dr. Guorgui who did my IV ws excellent. I really appreciate Dr. Guorgui as I needed all this work because I have had bad experiences with dentists in the past and therefore tending to avoid them until I absolutely had to go. This procedure was pain free for me and I am now Day 5 post op and doing very well.

- Debbie M

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Staff/dental team amazing. Felt comfortable and received excellent explanation of procedure and follow literature was great. Received follow up call from Nadine to make sure everything was ok. Did not have any selling or discomfort - following meds as indicated.

- susan g

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Very pleased with service

- Trish W

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Great staff, great doctor

- Anonymous

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I needed several procedures to eventually get the implants. I did not have any complications from any of the procedures. The results of the surgery have been excellent. Overall I had a very positive experience with Dr. Guorgui and his very competent staff.

- Ami M

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for 5 years I was scared to remove upper and replace with implant well on Tuesday June 21 /2016 I finally got it done following day NO HURT went to a meeting second day still NO HURT but next three days some swelling , a little blue and sore over all happy that I got work done and for the little pain that I suffered I should of had this work done years ago Thank you Dr. Guorgui for giving me back my beautiful smile back

- edward rebelo r

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I feel utterly blessed at having found Dr Guorgui, Dr Eisen and all their associates. ALL of them, especially Jenny, are very friendly, caring and yet very professional. I had multiple implants installed and a lot of expertise was required as I had a couple of implants from before, but both Dr Guorgui and Dr Eisen manoeuvred ways to work around the former implants due to their expertise!!!! I feel very proud of my new teeth which have improved the look on my face and my gums have started feeling healthy.

- Leena R

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As someone who has had a mountain of work done at Mapleridge i can say it's been an amazing journey from start to(almost) finish! Never any pain, always good results. Very happy customer!

- Glenn Barlow B

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