Implant Crowns

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.

Evaluation for Dental Implants

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Patricia New or Dr. Shane New or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.

After the implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Drs. Patricia New or Shane New can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

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I was recommended to Dr. New by a friend, when Dr. New was just building her practice. In fact on my first appointment, Dr. New retrieved me from the waiting room (I didn't find out until later she was the dentist!). I've had some horrific experiences at the dentist office in the past and of course was skeptical of a new dentist. I have to say Dr. New is the BEST! She has made me feel comfortable from the first visit, and even though I moved further away, I will NOT change dentist. From the receptionist to Dr. New the entire staff is nice, accommodating and professional. They also have a sense of humor, which you don't always find in a dentist office. I highly recommend this office to anyone, whether you've had a bad dental experience or don't mind going to the dentist.

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I have spent a decent amount of time in the dentist chair throughout my life and I can honestly say that at A New Smile, I have received some of the best care from the friendliest staff. I won't go anywhere else.

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I was very afraid and nervous before my first appointment with Dr. New's office, but my daughter had been several times and had reassured me that Dr. New and her staff were the most gentle dental technicians she had ever seen. I had put off going to a dentist for many years, as I had not had any visits that did not result in a lot of pain and anxiety for me. However, I made an appointment for consultation regarding replacement of my partials and a cleaning. During all the procedures I have had, I was NEVER in any pain - during administration of the numbing shots or during the actual procedure(s). It was the most serene experience at a dentist that I have ever experienced. I almost fell asleep during an extraction - that is how relaxed and comfortable I was. I am a patient for life and highly recommend Dr. New and her staff to anyone - especially someone who is a nervous patient or who does not like dentists. Trust me - you will not be uncomfortable at all and will be a returning patient like my daughter and I.

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