What Are 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.
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. In comparing natural teeth to dental implant supported replacement teeth, similarities in basic parts can be seen. Both have a crown which is the visible part used to chew food. Both also have a root, which is the part of the tooth 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 a tooth is lost, both the root and the crown is lost. 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 , called an abutment, is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth, called a 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. Om cases where all teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“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.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Crago, Dr. Chahal, Dr. Deatherage, Dr. Gray, Dr. Gomez, Dr. Bui, Dr. Knoll and Dr. Miller are 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, which further minimize the number of surgical procedures needed.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Drs. Crago, Chahal, Deatherage, Gray, Gomez, Bui, Knoll or Miller perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. A restorative dentist, the patient’s dentist, fits and makes the permanent prosthesis and will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Face & Jaw Surgery Center
Very professional. Every single employee did their job with speed and efficiency while being very polite to me. They also worked well together as a team. I would not be able to come up with even one complaint.
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Every one that works at The Face and Jaw Surgery place in Grand Forks, North Dakota are the absolute best. They have always treated me with respect and all are so compassionate about their job! I wish I knew all there names because I would definitely like to give them a standing ovation for the great job they do.
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Very professional staff and comfortable environment. Clear and helpful with post op care and instruction. Always willing to answer questions. The staff and Doctors are pleasant to deal with. Very pleased and I would highly recommend them to anyone!
- Michael G
- Darlene R
Exceptional, above and beyond service doesn’t even describe what I record at face and jaw last week or years ago. I came in 2011 for jaw surgery and now I’m back for a dental implant. Both with MD Crago who has been nothing other than exceptional and courteous with my care. My hygienist this recent time was Megan and I can’t express how wonderful she was. She comforted me, answered all my questions, and joked through me extraction with me. She is what customer service and support looks like! Amazing business and I will be coming back for any surgical needs I have and I recommend this place and MD Crago to everyone I know!
- Elizabeth S
- Angelita W
Hi, I want to thank all the staff that was on my team. I have very little discomfort this morning and cant really see any swelling. I was concerned it was going to be a war zone. I was bragging to Judy last night that I really had no discomfort. Linda-Please express my sincere thanks to Dr. Gomaz and all the young ladies ( you too) that had to put up with me. So pleased!!!
- Ron W
The doctor nurses are awesome, made me feel at ease.
- Margaret P
Dr. Chahal and the staff are knowledgeable, friendly and efficient in the services and care they provide.
- Teresa K
I am so pleased with the care I received from Dr. Chahal and staff. I would highly recommend Face and Jaw, especially Dr. Chahal and the terrific staff.
For years I have postponed the implant procedures since I had a rather unpleasant experience at a foreign dentist, but breaking 2 molars sped up the process since I needed two extractions as well. This experience, at Dr Chahal's clinic, makes me eager to have all the work done as soon as possible. From the very first appointment until now, 10 days after 2 extractions and 2 implants, I am sure to say I absolutely recommend Dr Chahal and his staff for any kind of dental procedures one might need. The recovery time was not bad at all and it heals really fast! They offer Care Credit which makes the whole process go smooth. I can't wait to get my crowns placed and have a nice big smile on my face again!!!
- Bianca V
Awesome Staff.they did Great job.
- Aman K
The office is a pleasant atmosphere. The people in the front office are efficient and friendly. The nurses took great care to describe the procedures and what was happening at different stages. The doctor was professional and friendly. Great place to do business.
- Paul K
Everyone from the front desk to the nurses, and Dr Chahal himself were very friendly, and yet professional. They make you feel comfortable knowing you are in good hands with them. In my book they are awesome and I would highly recommend them to anyone who asks.
- Kelly A
I like the fact that the staff and the doctor are professional yet friendly. It makes things so much better when you feel comfortable - we come there because we are in pain and are in need of a surgical procedure - when you are put at ease and feel comfortable in your surroundings it makes things go much easier. Keep up the friendly and positive attitude - it helps make you one step above other clinics! Thanks!
- Greg S
My 2-year-old daughter went in to have a tooth pulled. She had to be put under, which could be very traumatizing for such a young child. The three women who helped care for my daughter to prepare her before the procedure and assist during the procedure were friendly, kind, and extremely helpful. They treated her like a queen. My guess is she'll be excited to go back next time because she got stickers, a toy, and to sit on one of the nurse's laps. I was very pleased with our experience and how well they did working with my young daughter. Thank you!
- Naomi C