Brodine Prosthodontic Seminars
220 Linden Oaks, Suite 340, Rochester, NY 14625
Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or Provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement
4/1/2014 to 3/31/2018. Provider ID# 217969
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Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts, which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information on dental implants at our office in Rochester, NY, please give us a call at 585-248-8580.
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Brodine. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Brodine will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Brodine can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes five to six months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.