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…We place implants; We restore implants, all in one location.”  N. Luizzi, DDS


Before we discuss what a dental implant is and what it looks like and talk about the most frequently asked questions regarding dental implants, you should know that Dr. Luizzi has been doing dental implants since 1988.  Also, both phases of implant dentistry are performed under one roof.  Both the implant surgery and the tooth replacement are completed in the same office.  Dr. Luizzi cares about your needs.  His goal is to improve not only your smile but your quality of life.


What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants come in different shapes.  The most common implant type is called the ‘root form implant.’

Implants are made of a biocompatible material called titanium.  One of the many advantages of dental implants is that they preserve the area where you lost your tooth.  They actually stimulate bone growth!

Why Is Replacing Missing Teeth So Important?

Because as soon as you lose a tooth, the supporting bone starts to go away.  And this bone is a part of your jaw bone.  Bone which is melting away will definitely affect your facial profile, the way you look in photos and the fullness of your smile.


What Is the Process To See If I Can Have An Implant?

The best way to determine the best way to help you with a dental implant is to take special x-rays, models of your teeth, digital photos of your mouth and a CT Scan.  All of this information is compiled and analyzed by Dr. Luizzi and the best possible course of action on your behalf will be discussed with you.  You can then make the decision of your choosing.


How Long Will A Dental Implant Last?

Dental implants have been maintained in individual cases for more than twenty years.  An implant, although made of metal, still requires continued care after placement.  This includes patient home care and professional maintenance by Dr. Luizzi’s Dental Hygienist.


What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?

If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, you may benefit from dental implants.

·       Implants bond biologically to the living bone tissue

·       Once united with the bone, they support  your teeth firmly and safely

·       Implants restore function and aesthetics to normal levels

·       Eating, talking and chewing need no longer be painful experiences

·       Dental implants prevent progressive bone atrophy and shrinkage

·       Dental implants help to preserve bone levels and a youthful facial appearance


Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth.  For some people, dental implants offer a smile that looks and feels very natural.  Surgically placed below the gums over a series of appoints, implants fuse to the jawbone and serve as a base for individual replacement teeth, bridges or a denture.

Implants offer stability because they fuse to your bone.  Integration of the implants into your jaw also helps your replacement teeth feel more natural and some people also find the secure fit more comfortable than conventional substitutes.









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