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?

What are dental implants?

In addition to being today’s ideal tooth replacement method, dental implants help maintain the density and shape of the jawbone by supporting the soft tissues and facial structure of the cheeks, gums and lips. Bonus: dental implants allow you to chew, eat, and smile naturally and without constraint.

Dental implants can:

  • Replace a complete arch of missing teeth, using bridges or dentures.
  • Replace multiple missing teeth in conjunction with a bridge.
  • Replace a single missing tooth.

       

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“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.

How Dental Implants Work

Dr. Turner surgically places implants—root replacements made of titanium—in the jawbone, below the gum line. The titanium integrates with the bone through a process called osseointegration. When it comes to tooth replacement options, the ability that bone has to fuse with an artificial material ensures an unmatched stability. Once the implant is carefully placed, we fix a crown, bridge or denture to the abutment that has been attached to the screw.

Are dental implants a good option for me?

The ideal candidate for this procedure depends on a variety of factors. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may benefit from dental implants.

  • Do you have a tooth that has significant decay?
  • Do you have cracked or broken teeth?
  • Do you have a partial denture or full dentures?

The Dental Implant Process

The first step in the dental implant process is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Turner. During this initial phase of the process, we gather imaging and medical and dental histories so that we have a clear picture of your current health. Dr. Turner will then explore treatment options with you and make a plan that enables that both your health goals and budgetary needs are met.

  1. Tooth Extraction—We remove the broken or cracked tooth to provide a space for the implant.
  2. Bone Grafting—If there is insufficient jawbone density and structure, we will perform a bone graft.
  3. Dental Implant Placement—We secure the implant to your jawbone, beneath your gums.
  4. Abutment Placement—This connecting piece attaches the crown to the implant.
  5. Crown Placement—After the appropriate healing time, we will place your final crown restoration.

Implant Placement After-Care

  • Post surgery: Eat a diet of soft food for the first few days. It is important that you continue to eat even if you have no appetite. Nutrition will support the healing.
  • Long-term: Continue to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing twice a day can enable your dental implants to last a lifetime.

Sedation Options

Your comfort and your safety are our top priorities, so we seek to put you at ease as much as possible while reducing any anxiety you might have. We would be happy to discuss what would be best for you during your consultation.  We offer:

  • Oral Sedation—Valium, Halcion

At Ian M. Turner Periodontics & Implant Surgery, we are proud to offer a safe, comfortable and affordable dental implant experience. We use cutting-edge technology and latest techniques to ensure you get the treatment you deserve. For more information regarding our dental implants and to schedule a consultation, call our office today! North Andover Phone Number 978-975-1233

Ian M. Turner Periodontics & Implant Surgery

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Extremely happy with care, its my front tooth and you would never know I had any work done!

– Maryruth R

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overall experience has been wonderful

– melanie c

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Dr. Turner is absolutely outstanding in doing dental implants…he is exceptional. He makes the procedure seem so simple, smooth and easy. That’s how good he is! My implant was quick and painless. And, he is very patient and pleasant. Office staff very nice. Would highly regard Dr. Turner to anyone. He is a standout!

– Judith D

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Dr. Turner and his staff are highly professional, extremely competent, friendly, and cooperative. I have been a patient of Dr. Turner’s for 15 years, and have had gum surgeries, an implant, and numerous cleanings and consultations. I have had excellent experiences during each procedure, and am grateful to be under Dr. Turner’s care.

– Leslie T

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I have had needed multiple dental implants for cracked teeth. Dr. Turner and his team have always been great during the procedure and follow up visits.

– Arthur R

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As a patient of Dr. Ian Turner’s for more than 10 years, I have tremendous praise for his work. I have had a variety of procedures done including dental implants and bone graphing. Every procedure has been explained and completed with the support of Dr. Turner and his staff in a very caring way. After the procedure Dr. Turner and his staff continue in the same manner by calling and scheduling timely post-op appointments. Overall, I highly recommend Dr. Turner for dental implants and periodontics.

– Carol S

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I am terrified of the dentist. Unfortunately I had an injury that resulted in the loss of a tooth. I was in pain and desperate, I had to see a specialist. Luckily for me, a friend recommended Dr. Turner. Not only did he get me quickly, but with his calm bedside manner he guided me through the entire process….pulling a tooth, bone graft, implant and reconstruction. Dr. Turner’s approach and attitude in treating the ‘whole patient’, not just my tooth, was exactly what I needed. I am so relieved to know that if and when I need this type of dental work I have a place to go where I don’t have to feel scared and anxious.

– Jennifer F

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I have been very impressed with the results that I have achieved with the four implants that I have done with Dr Turner. The two front teeth were involved so the overall look had to be just right, his work and his collaboration with my regular dentist has been outstanding. The first implant was done over 10 years ago and I have had no problems since. I would highly recommend Dr Turner for any implant or periodontal work!

– Dan J

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Dr Turner and staff were wonderful. They clearly explained everything about my implant procedure. They were very careful to make me as comfortable and free of pain as possible during and after the procedure. I would recommend Dr Turner to anyone!

– Sarita B

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I am extremely happy I was referred to Dr. Turner’s office for my extensive dental work.

– Carol G

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I have been very happy with my overall treatment with Dr. Turner and I trust his opinions and any treatment he recommends. I have been patient here for over 20 years. I am very satisfied.

– Christine P

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