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.

.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. SanGiacomo 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. SanGiacomo 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.

Cortland Oral Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 216 reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Upon call to have a tooth extracted I received a appointment that week and a time that worked for me. I used the on line site to fill out the paper work so to speed up everything upon my arrival. The dr. and his assistant made me feel comfortable answered all my question and kept informed all through the procedure. After the procedure the assistant went over what I should expected and do now that the tooth was removed. I also received a hand out what she had gone over and said if I had any questions to call. The over all experience went smooth and the Dr. and staff were great.

- James L. s

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I would and will recommend you to anyone needing an oral surgeon.

- Karen H

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I was extremely happy with my experience in your office. Dr. SanGiacomo and his staff were excellent in terms of efficiency, courtesy and kindness. The procedure was flawless and pain free. I was expecting to awake the next day in pain, yet I was surprised to wake with little to no pain and no need to take any pain medication. Thank you all. Paul

- Paul S

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

It was a great experience! Nobody likes the dentist but this office really made it comfortable, easy, and fast! The doctor/dentist was GREAT!!

- Jaffa B

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The visit was Great! When I called the day before and made appt. It was for 3:30 the next day and after filling out information on line for my appt. The receptionist called me back and was able to get me in that next morning at 8:30 instead! I was in alot of pain and my face was swellon. I was scared and the Dr was joking around with me and it helped me loosen up! Thank you for that!!

- Jennifer S

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I think I said it all love the quick service !!

- Howard C

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Doctor and staff was great

- Thoma T

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

It was recommended by my dentist to have one of my wisdom teeth removed to avoid complications in the future. They recommended Dr. SanGiacomo. After examination of my teeth, he carefully explained why there was no reason to remove two perfectly fine wisdom teeth at this time. I was very impressed by his professionalism and integrity (and at the same time very relieved).

- Anonymous

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

no problems, good at his job, laughed even... lol

- Meghan V

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

It was an awesome experience.

- Sheila G

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Fantastic service

- melvin b

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Very friendly staff and doctor that helped put me at ease and answered my questions .

- Anna F

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Scheduling was fast! The front office staff were very friendly. I did not have to wait! The dental assistant was so very nice and made me feel comfortable. Dr. SanGiacomo was welcoming and very friendly. This was probably the best visit to the dentist I have ever experienced! Thank you!

- Deb B

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Awesome services very caring

- Vi S

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

If you have to have a tooth extracted, this is a great place day to have it done - everyone was both professional and friendly and Dr. SanGiacomo’s skill and experience along with his ability to clearly explain the process gave me confidence that all would be well. Thank you!!!

- Kathleen G

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I was totally pleased. It is so good to be able to feel so confident in a medical professional.Keep it up!!!!!

- Antonia H

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I wrote a review. Debbie is wonderful and so efficient in making all the emergency arrangements. The Dentist was excellent!

- Robin G

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The Doctor there is the best and the staff super nice and efficient. Dental visits involving a significant procedure have always made me uncomfortable to say the least. My first visit was several years ago and I was amazed how great the Doctor and staff was. On my second recent visit I was very comfortable going because I knew I was in the best hands for the procedure and again very impressed with their professional work.

- MIKE K

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Great experience! Friendly staff.

- Theresa E

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Not sure if my previous review was received so have done a second one. Walked in after being referred by my dentist to get information on tooth extraction. Worked out that they could take me in that afternoon. With less time to worry, all the staff were professional, courteous and very calming. The doctor walked me through the procedure to extract a tooth and put my nerves at ease. Would recommend them to anyone, very pleased. Thank you to all.

- Marlene R

5 out of 5 stars on