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.

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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.

Surgical Advances

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

Jay Platt, DDS

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Many businesses say; 'we treat you like family'. Dr Jay Platt and his surgical team actually make you feel that way. From the first hello, through the explanation of your condition. You feel they have a genuine concern for your situation. Dr Platt's team has a true passion for what they do. They are a great compliment to an outstanding clinician. My procedures went as expected...very well. Dr Platt is an example of a true dental professional. He serves his patients as well as his profession. He frequently hosts educational programs for other dentists and their teams. I am proud to know him both as a colleague and as his patient. Jay, Thank you for all you do to support and improve dentistry in Northwest Indiana.

- Carl W

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Procedure was a done quickly and painlessly. Staff was polite and professional.

- Judy P

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Everybody is awesome and very helpful

- Michael C

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Staff and Dr. Platt are amazing! Extremely efficient and patient.

- Linda S

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Doctor was so informing about the procedure. Was not nervous about anything. Would highly recommend him.

- Christian P

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Everyone in the office was super friendly.

- Rachel R

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All good!

- Danielle B

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Everything was good

- Linda S

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Reason for return__excellent staff , excellent doctor, experience pleasurable. Would recommend!

- Judy F

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Dr. Platt and his staff are the best! They put you at ease the moment you walk thru the door. I couldn’t be more pleased with my results! I have my smile back but better!

- Rita M

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From start to finish the extraction and implant procedure was performed perfectly with every attention to detail and professionalism. Cream Of The Crop .

- Connie C

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My dentist recommended Dr Platt to me when I needed to get a dental implant. Initially, I was nervous about the procedure but pleased to have such an easy and comfortable experience. Really impressed with every aspect of my implant procedure.

- Michelle D

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What a GREAT experience with Dr Platt and his staff! Happy I choose Dr platt as my oral surgeon!!! 5 Star office!

- Michelle B

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What a great place! I would definitely recommend.

- Kelly S

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