- Do you have missing teeth, failing teeth or dentures that just don't work?
- If you are tired of social embarrassment, not getting noticed by that special someone or looking older than you are?
- Do you want to rekindle romance, chew comfortably and look 10 years younger?
- Do you want to have a bright, white, healthy smile, preserve your existing teeth and live a longer, healthier, happier life?
A dental implant is a biocompatible, man-made substitute to replace missing tooth roots. It is usually made of a space-age alloy of titanium. Implants come in various shapes and sizes to fit the situation. Most are cylinders placed in to bone and allowed to heal undisturbed while bone heals around them, locking them in like an anchor. After a few months, the implants are used as a foundation for replacing the missing teeth. Dental implants restore lost chewing ability, improve appearance, end embarrassment, and give real self-confidence to clients who need them. They are a real breakthrough.
The steps of the implant procedure itself are quite simple.
- If there is a damaged tooth, it must be painlessly removed
- The actual "implant", a small grooved or threaded titanium post is planted into your actual jawbone. Another kind, one with a special base, can be attached on top of the jawbone, underneath your gum line. The thickness and type of bone at the implant's location determine which style post should be used Local anesthesia makes this a comfortable process.
- Your body immediately begins to "bond" either kind of titanium post into place with bone or tissue. This is a very thorough process and may take from three to six months before the next step can begin. Your body does not reject these new materials but ties them in with great strength as if they were a natural part of your own body. You may elect to wear a temporary denture during this binding process, if you choose.
- Once the titanium implant is tightly in place, a wider post is now attached to the titanium implant and your new tooth is attached to this second post with one of the world's most secure and space age adhesives. Bonding is virtually forever!
- You have a new tooth. You are the only one who knows it's man-made - and implants are so comfortable you'll soon forget which one it is. Your body thinks it's your own - so will you.
Dental implants are the most stable and economically far-sighted solution to the very real problem of missing teeth. This procedure is one which I have done repeatedly for satisfied clients over many years. My friendly staff also has in-depth training and great experience in this area and will be happy to answer any questions that may come to you.
You bet. Dental implants are the perfect option for people missing one, two, or more teeth.
You may also be a candidate for dental implants if:
- You have problems with existing crowns or bridges
- You have loose dentures
- What are the benefits of dental implant treatment?
You will also be able to smile. A big, healthy, happy smile. And you will have a lot to smile about, too. Dental implants allow you to speak, eat, sing, kiss. In other words, do everything you want, with total self assurance.
United States denture wearers spend over $150 million a year on adhesives in the futile effort to hold their dentures in place. With implants, you will not have to worry about loose dentures, an inconsistent fit, or other embarrassments such as unpleasant taste, bad breath, or poor appearance.
Q: Besides my mental health, do implants have other effects on my health, that differ from the overall health care provided by other treatments for tooth loss?
In addition to improving your self-esteem, dental implants will also make a big difference in your overall physical health and appearance.
As a result of losing one or more teeth, you inevitably lose mass in your jaw. This affects the overall skeletal structure of your face which not only changes your profile, but also may result in thin lips, drooping muscles, jowls or witch's chin. Spreading bone loss in the jaw affects the gums and ridges in your mouth, as well as the muscles and nerves in and around the mouth.
These conditions, which are the inevitable consequence of tooth loss, are associated with a host of anatomic and clinical problems, ranging from increased tongue size, to looseness of remaining teeth, to loss of sensation, to severely painful conditions. These conditions may only be avoided through use of dental implants, because implants may halt and even reverse the bone loss that results from losing teeth.
Q: How do dental implants prevent bone loss?
Bone needs stimulation to maintain its form and density. That is why the astronauts lose bone mass while they are in space - their bones lack the stimulation that results from our everyday resistance to gravity. The bone in your jaw is constantly reinforced by the force applied by your teeth.
The teeth transmit force to surrounding bone, so when you lose a tooth, the lack of stimulation results in bone loss or "resorption".
Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone in place of missing teeth. Then prosthetic restorations, like porcelains, bridge-work, or dentures are attached to a post or abutment placed inside the implant. So when you chew, the implant acts like the root of a tooth - it transmits force to the jaw and stimulates the bone.
It is as if implants "trick" the bone into thinking there is still a tooth present. By transmitting the natural forces of chewing to the jaw, implants increase bone density. Dental implants have been proven not only to stop bone loss, but in some cases actually to reverse bone loss and restore the health of the jaw.
Another health advantage that implants provide over conventional bridgework is that implants prevent the necessity of having other teeth cut down, in order to build a bridge or crown, which is necessary in certain clinical situations.
Q: Can I still eat my favorite foods with implants?
Yes. Implants are remarkably strong, and remember - they stay put, unlike removable dentures. So you can eat and enjoy whatever you wish. Everything from apples to deep-fried anything.
The components of the implant system are designed for strength. For example, the components of the Bicon implant are manufactured from a biocompatible titanium alloy, which offers a yield strength 65 percent higher than the strongest grade of commercially pure titanium.
The maximum bite force of a traditional denture ranges from 5 to 50 pounds. Almost one-third of denture wearers are able to eat only soft or mashed foods, and 50 percent avoid many foods. 17 percent claim that they chew more effectively without dentures!
By contrast, clients with implant-supported restorations may increase their bite force by 85 percent within two months of completing treatment, and by 300 percent after three years. Implant-supported dentures and bridges function similarly to natural teeth.
In addition, dental implants do not have problems with caries (decay), root caries, or hot/cold sensitivity. When you have a dental implant, you can floss and brush as you do with your own teeth.
Q: Do implant procedures cause much pain?
Relax. In most cases these procedures produce very little, if any, discomfort. In fact, many clients do not have to use any pain pills. Your decision to use implants will help you to avoid much pain and discomfort in the long term. Besides, given the overall health care benefits, you should not deny yourself proper treatment out of fear of pain. As with any medical or dental procedure, your attending doctor, the dentist, is equipped to provide you with appropriate treatment, including any pain medicines you need.
Q: What if I have further questions?
We expect you will. The more you learn about dental implants, the more questions you may have. The -Bicon implant system resulted from more than -thirty years of asking questions. And we haven't stopped yet. We are committed to constantly extending our knowledge and improving the benefits of implant procedures and we are also willing to share our knowledge with you.
Q: What's different about Dr. Radomski Method Implant Dentistry and what can it do for me?
A lot. You can experience dentistry in a way you've never experienced it before. Competence you can count on. 20 years of providing dental implants. Successful treatment. Your satisfaction.
Dentistry of just 10-20 years ago was absolutely Stone Age compared to dentistry today in our office. At Dr. Radomski's, we recognize what has stopped so many from having a beautiful smile they are proud of and achieving real dental health for life.
And we have done something about it. Our system uses newly developed techniques and technology to make your visit easier, faster and more comfortable.
Clinically proven since 1985, Bicon’s unique dental implants
and its revolutionary clinical techniques have not only passed the test of
time, but also continue to lead implant dentistry. We welcome your joining
Bicon clinicians from around the world, so that both you and your patients may
also enjoy the many clinical benefits of Bicon implants.
"I don't remember a thing from my surgery. It was worth it. Thanks to Dr. Radomski, my teeth don't fall out in the swimming pool anymore!"
—Norm, Sedation, Implant and Cosmetic Denture Client
The commitment to your comfort starts with a unique office design created to produce a noise reducing, quiet environment.
The dental chairs themselves feature Swedish foam that comfortably molds to your body, making it easier to relax.
Even the colors were chosen scientifically to help create a relaxing environment. We use CD players and stereo headphones so you can hear the sounds you want and drown out the sounds you don't.
We have an understanding of what the typical fearful or anxious client experiences - and just how different it can be for them. If this describes you, you'll be comforted first by a special chairside manner that puts you at ease.
Then there is the matter of getting numb. We use a unique, virtually painless numbing method that is easy to experience.
"I used to be so afraid I couldn't even walk into a dental office. Not anymore thanks to Dr. Radomski and his great team!"
—David H, Sedation and Implant Dentistry Client, Pensacola Retiree
You'll be offered a blanket to keep you warm. Then, we'll give as brief or detailed explanation as you would like; about what we find, what we do and why. This full explanation helps you know what to expect.
For those needing something extra, that bit of extra help in managing themselves, we utilize oral sedation to take the "edge off".
Here's what we asked 350 implant clients like you, following their treatment
1. Knowing what you know now, would you have the treatment again?
98% said yes
2. Was the treatment worth the investment?
98% said yes
3. Was there a significant improvement in your ability to eat and chew?
97% said yes
4. Was there a significant improvement in appearance?
98% said yes
5. Was there a significant overall improvement?
96% said yes
98% said it was worth the investment
98% said they would choose treatment again knowing what they know now after treatment
What can you think of that 98% of folks agree is a great thing? Not much!
"I was always surprised at how quick the visits went by even though when I woke up I realized that I had been in the office for a couple of hours. My lower teeth are rock solid. I would never go back to a denture!"
—Paul, Sedation and Implant Dentistry Client, Pensacola Retiree, Ex-Military
Comparatively, few dentists have had the hands-on training and experience to be able to perform dental implants at such a high level.
"Implantology", as this art and science is called, requires specialized knowledge, procedures, instrumentation and equipment.
During the process, you and Dr. Radomski may have many options. You can rest assured that Dr. Radomski knows all of these - and can make them clear to you when they come up.
For years, Dr. Radomski's clients have referred friends to him for his expertise, friendly communication, and ability to get results.