A dental implant is a titanium root replacement that is used in restoring a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are fused to the bone through osseointegration. Once the implant is secure in the jawbone, a crown , a bridge or a denture can be attached to restore function. Dental implants help prevent serious health problems caused by tooth loss: bone loss,changes in eating and chewing habits,changes in the jaw joint. Dental implants success rate are above 95%, making them the most predictable procedure in dentistry. Poor oral hygiene can cause gum inflammation around dental implants similar to the periodontitis that can develop around natural teeth. Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth.
A unique solution used by Dr. Pistol is early intervention, meaning that implants are inserted into locations in which teeth have freshly been extracted. The technique is called Immediate Implant Placement and Immediate Loading using a customized zirconium abutment (the support for the crown) and a customized temporary crown. The procedure can take months off treatment because the osseointegration process is sped up.
Imagine having someone dear in your family in a sport accident in which a front tooth is broken at the gum line. By calling Lawrence Park Dentistry, Dr. Pistol will create room in the schedule and accommodate to see the patient immediately( this is a Dental Emergency). In the same appointment the non-restorable tooth will be extracted,an Immediate dental implant placed with an abutment and an Immediate Temporary crown. At the end of the procedure (which usually is 2 hours), the patient can resume normal daily activities.
Dr. Mario Pistol performed hundreds of Implants using his unique procedure, that allowed him to be very confident in stating that this is the future of Implant Dentistry. We are in the 21st century and people have very busy lives. Waiting for months with bulky, plastic dentures in their mouths until the implant can be restored with a permanent crown or bridge can be avoided using his unique dental implant solutions.
“NO MORE DENTURES” – this is the concept behind Dr.Pistol’s approach to dental implants.