What Is a Dental Implant

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are designed to provide the next best solution to real healthy teeth, allowing you to do all the things you would normally do, such as eating, smiling, and talking. 

Dental implants have been successfully used for more than 30 years and are one of the strongest ways to support replacement teeth. Dental implants have a success rate over 95 percent, proving their value to patients and their overall benefit to oral health.

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million people in the United States have dental implants, a number that is growing by 500,000 annually.

Dental implants can be described as artificial tooth roots, which are shaped similarly to screws. When the implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone over time. This becomes a base for supporting one or more artificial teeth or “crowns.” A connector called an abutment is then placed on top of the implant to support your custom-made crowns, which are shaped to match your teeth and fit your mouth. 

At Champagne Family Dentistry, our dental implant doctors are leading experts in implant technology. 

Dr. Peter Ricciardi, Dental Implants, Sparks NVPeter Ricciardi, DDS, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID), making Dr. Ricciardi one of 528 dentists in the United States, Canada, and internationally, who have this designation. 

Dr. John Silvaroli, Dental Implants, Reno, NVJohn Silvaroli, DMD, received an Affiliate Associate Fellowship through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. This provided over 300 hours in additional implant training, treatment planning, and surgical approaches.

 

Dr. Patrick Silvaroli, Dental Implants, Reno, NVPatrick Silvaroli, DMD, was recently awarded the credential of Associate Fellow through the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AFAAID).

When performed by an experienced dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most effective tooth replacement procedures in dentistry.

If you have questions or are interested in implants, we would love to speak with you!