Dental Implants Johnson City, Kingsport, & Bristol TN

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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Middle-aged man and woman, smiling

“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. Witkowski 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. Witkowski 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.

The Regional Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C.

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Patient Review By Teresa jones K

Everyone at this office was outstanding. I have always had a fear of going to the dentist and this has been the best experience I have ever had, expert work, friendly, kind , courteous. I love everyone in this office and could not be happier. These are the best of the best and feel like part of their family. Great people, professional, love, them!!!

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This office really cares about there patients

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Patient Review By mary W

Everyone here has been very nice to me. Being from out of town they have worked with me to make things work smoothly

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Patient Review By Melvin W

Good and caring place to get oral care

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Patient Review By Jeff T

The doctor and staff make the best of a bad situation

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Patient Review By I’m Tony F

From my first appointment and during and after my surgery/procedure, Dr. Witkowski and his staff have been a pleasure to work with. Very friendly, caring and professional. They took the time to follow-up with me following my surgery just to check-in to see how I was feeling. They truly made me feel they cared and that I was not just another patient. They are first class at what they do and I would highly recommend them!

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Patient Review By Larry C

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Patient Review By Charles H

Very professional and courteous. Could not have been better.

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Patient Review By Remona W

Dr. Witkowski and staff are the best in Tennessee. This was my 2nd time getting dental implants here, and I wouldn’t trust anyone else. Only the highest praises from me!

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Patient Review By Patricia M

Wonderful visit staff great they are so good and make you feel calm and at home

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Patient Review By Joseph J

Very good to work with very friendly fast recovery and procedures, upfront knowledge and easy to work with

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Patient Review By William I

Very knowledgeable and professional. Procedure went as planned with minimal discomfort in recovery. Highly recommended.

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Patient Review By Donna W

Wonderful doctor and staff! I have had my implants for over 20 years and love them! I can eat anything I want like steak, apples and corn on the cob! Would recommend Dr Witkowski to all my friends and family!

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