About Dental Implants
|Dental Implants look, feel, fit, and function like healthy, natural teeth.
Dental implant tooth replacement is a smart choice for adults
of all ages, whether you were born without a tooth or have had to have some teeth
removed due to injury, infection or decay.
One of the greatest benefits with dental implants is how they protect facial and
dental bone and the rest of your healthy teeth. Thats right, dental
implants actually help you keep your remaining, natural teeth. Anyone
with empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth is at risk for
a number of health issues, the least of which jawbone deterioration..
Getting dental implants as soon as possible after losing a tooth helps to prevent
bone loss at the site; having the implant placed at the time of extractionimmediate
placementis best. They can also be an option for younger adults with tooth
loss, once facial growth and development has been completed.
Are Built To Last
Dental implants that are properly cared for can last many decades, and
even, the rest of your life. Many dental options, including dental bridges and
dentures, may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years, requiring a
more significant investment of time and money.
Your dental implants are solid, they won't slip or click when you talk,
eat or laugh. You'll also find that your speech is more natural. With dental implants,
you never have to ask yourself, Can I eat that? You'll have the peace
of mind to eat what you love, say what you want to say, be as active as you want
and smile broadly.
You brush and floss them just like you do your natural teeth no
need to remove them for cleaning. They also help you retain your natural face
shape and smile. Theyre so comfortable you dont have to think about
Giacopuzzi is a general dentist, whose special area of focus is dental implants.
While many implants are performed by oral surgeons and periodontiststhese
practitioners are not specialists in implants.
In Europe, over 90% of the implants placed and restored, are
performed by general dentists, where a single doctor oversees the implant therapy
from beginning to end, there is much synergism in the treatment, not to mention
significant financial savings.
Here in Lake Arrowhead, this style of practice works well in our close-to-rural
community. The patient enjoys the ease of going to a single office, and not having
to deal with multiple practitioners, multiple fees and communication issues between
Dr. Giacopuzzi follows this European-style philosophy in every aspect of his practice.