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?
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.
“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. Haynie 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. Haynie 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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Patient Review from Julie V
This office is truly amazing. The staff is so welcoming and unbelievable in taking care of you. Dr. Haynie is an amazing doctor. He is the most amazing dental oral surgeon you could ever ask for. Positive, upbeat, caring and takes the time to explain and show you from beginning to end how things are to go. If you want a great outcome most defiantly friendly, caring and great office. I recommend them 150%!!! Thank you Dr. Haynie and Staff!!!!!
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Patient Review from Janice W
Going to any dentist for me is right above "shoot me",but Dr. Haynie made it a very good experience for me. He is very gentle and accommadating. His support staff is very friendly and informative. I knew exactly what to expect every time i came in. I highly reccomend them for ant procedure especially for cowards like me. Very very pleased.
- Janice W
Patient Review from Joseph W
A very pleasant experience considering I was not the patient but the husband watching most of the procedures being done to my wife. Both the staff and Dr. Haynie were exceptional in everything they did for my wife.
- Joseph W
Patient Review from Roberta T
I had to have a tooth pulled and a dental implant installed. A first for me and I was very nervous about the procedure. Dr Haynie and the staff spent over an hour with me on two occasions to make sure I understood everything before the procedure was scheduled. At the last minute I got nervous again and Lacy took a big part of her morning showing and explaining everything to me again. The staff in this office all work together and everyone was so kind and helpful to me. Dr Haynie listened to my concerns about anesthesia and did exactly as he said he would. The procedure was over quickly and was painless. I got pain pills and took them that day after the Novocain wore off. The next morning I awoke with no pain whatsoever. It was amazing. I just had my followup two-week apt and everything is fine. It was so easy I now wonder why I was so worried. Dr Haynie does know dentistry and his specialties very well and he and his staff "listen" and answer concerns. That is unusual. It was a piece of cake for me. Thank you Dr Haynie and Staff. It is with pleasure I recommend all of you very highly.
- Roberta T
Patient Review from John R
This is the place to be. I have always been scared of going to the dentist, but I am glad I chose the specialist. My implant was easier than I had anticipated and I would for sure recommend anyone to this office.
- John R