Dr. Guy Giacopuzzi DDS, for the ultimate in fine dental health, Implant dentistry, CBCT 3D endodontics, digital impressions, Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), ortho guided minor tooth movement to close contacts, STA anesthesia, and offical distributor for Fancy Floss: Dental Floss Device, Lake Arrowhead, California, 92352.

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. That’s 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 extraction–immediate placement–is best. They can also be an option for younger adults with tooth loss, once facial growth and development has been completed.
They 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. They’re so comfortable you don’t have to think about them.

Dr. Giacopuzzi is a general dentist, whose special area of focus is dental implants. While many implants are performed by oral surgeons and periodontists–these 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 multiple doctors.
Dr. Giacopuzzi follows this European-style philosophy in every aspect of his practice.

Resource Links

Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions
from The Academy of Osseointegration

Dental Implants - Types of implants and Techniques
from The American Academy of Implant Dentistry