Dental Implants New London

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.

What Are Dental Implants?

When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the oral surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant anchor. A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. A dental implant also has 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.

Time is allowed for the 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.

For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanfilippo, call our office in New London, CT at New London Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 860-443-3619.
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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

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Sanfilippo 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. Sanfilippo 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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Very pleased with the office staff. I was very satisfied with the way Dr Sanfilipo handled my implant and addressed my novocain resistance with extra time and additional shots to make it work.

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Easy to get an appointment that fit my schedule Little to no wait to see Doctor Procedure went well Received a follow-up phone call to check on my condition Whole process could not have gone any smoother

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I would & have recommended people to this office. Dr Sanflippo & the staff are the best. Your comfort is always number 1 & they are friendly & caring. Jean S

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In my opinion, having anything "dental" can be nerve racking! Not if you go to Dr. Sanfilippo. He is professional (with a funny side) that will make you feel comfortable and at ease. I would recommend him in a heartbeat! In addition, they offer a flexible schedule and his fees are very fair and resonable! Donna C

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