Dental Implants

Dr. Brian Raskin’s goal is always designed to improve your smile and quality of life. That includes the option of dental implants. We want you to have the same level of confidence to bite, chew and smile as you did with your natural teeth. Dr. Raskin makes an extensive commitment to continuing education which means our highly experienced team at Advanced DDS can replace missing teeth and restore debilitated mouths with dental implants. You don’t have to go to a different specialist for treatment as we can perform both phases of treatment, implant surgery and tooth replacement, right in our office. Let Dr. Raskin and our highly experienced team help you restore your smile to its youthful appearance and function.

Just What are Dental Implants?

iStock_000014617850SmallDental implants provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. You can eliminate the need for uncomfortable dentures or bridges. With permanent dental implants, a person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat and smile with effortless confidence.  Dental implants are titanium cylinders that are surgically implanted in the jawbone where the missing teeth were rooted. In a period of time, the titanium bonds with the bone, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant. Protruding through the gums, these posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Dental implants can support replacements for one tooth, several teeth, or even all of the teeth. Dental implants deliver outstanding results in both appearance and function of the new teeth. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

How do I know if I need Dental Implants?

For one thing, quality of life is affected. As teeth are lost, it becomes more difficult over time to eat and chew food. The jaw bone can diminish with disuse. Believe it or not, 29% of denture wearers eat only soft or mashed foods and 50% avoid many foods altogether. Replacing teeth as soon as they are lost keeps the mouth in its optimal function so you don't have to avoid your favorite foods. Through an extensive commitment to continuing education, Dr. Brian Raskin is able to replace missing teeth and restore debilitated mouths with the use of dental implants. At Advanced DDS, you don't have to go to a different specialist for treatment. Both phases of implant dentistry are done under one roof: implant surgery and tooth replacement. Dr. Raskin's goal is to improve not only your smile but your quality of life. He wants you to bite, chew and smile with the same confidence you had with your own natural teeth. Let our highly experienced team help you restore your smile to its youthful appearance and function.

Something to think about: 29% of people who wear dentures eat only soft or mashed food, 50% avoid many foods and 17% claim they eat more efficiently without their teeth. By replacing these missing teeth now you can avoid being one of these statistics. 

Why Do I need to replace missing teeth?

implant_detistryReplacement of missing teeth is essential to maintaining the bone in the jaw. The longer your tooth is missing the more bone you’ll lose in that site. Over time, due to lack of use, more and more of the jaw bone disintegrates until it becomes very difficult to place an implant restoration. That’s why a tooth should be replaced very soon after it is lost. Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants are made from titanium which replaces the root of the missing tooth. It is then used as an anchor to secure the replacement tooth or teeth. Implants allow Dr. Raskin to replace missing teeth without harming the healthy natural teeth adjacent to the space. In turn, this reduces the future risk of root canals and decay under crowns.

When do I start losing bone in an extraction site?

As soon as a tooth is lost, either from gum disease or from a surgical procedure, the supporting bone starts to melt away. This bone is part of your jaw.

Can lost bone ever be replaced?

Luckily, there are many innovative procedures that allow you to grow new bone in your jaw. Bone grafts take bone from one area in your mouth and move it to another. A "sinus lift" can grow more bone to support the top back teeth. Ten years ago we thought this was impossible, but with these new procedures almost anyone can replace their missing teeth with implants. It is important to replace missing teeth as soon as they are lost. This will keep as much healthy bone as possible in the areas where there are no teeth. It's important not to wait for problems to develop. Untreated, problems will develop; it's only a matter of time.