Dental Implants, Anchorage AK

Dental implants are really changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a sound foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth, restoring the ability to eat normally and confidence that facial contours will be preserved.

Dr. Reinbold and Dr. Sashi use advanced technology to create a plan for precise, optimal placement with with a variety of options to attach the replacement teeth to the implants. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

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What Are Dental Implants?

  • The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes.
  • The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.
  • Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

The Surgical Procedure

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth.

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

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. our surgeons will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, our surgeons are 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 implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction – further minimizing the number of surgical procedures.

Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While our surgeons perform 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.

What Types Of Prosthesis Are Available?

A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist.

Our surgeons perform in-office implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip or tibia.

Why Dental Implants?

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth – whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years – chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?

There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

Are You A Candidate For Implants?

If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?

The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia.

Do Implants Need Special Care?

Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.

Patient Reviews: Dental Implants

This reviews section is in progress. Please visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your dental implant experience with Anchorage Oral and Implant Surgery. Call our office if you would like more information: Anchorage Oral and Implant Surgery Office Phone Number 907-562-9939.

Anchorage Oral and Implant Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 5 Dental Implants reviews.

Patient Review by Chrissy E

This was my first official visit with Dr. Sashi, who performed my dental implant procedure very expediently and without pain or discomfort. Initially, I was going to a different office, but had a consultation with Dr. Sashi and I was impressed with his staff who were very knowledgeable and efficient. We will return without hesitation for Dr. Sashi to address any other oral surgery needs.

- Chrissy E

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Patient Review by Barbara P

Dr Reinbold and team are top notch professionals. I was well informed on the procedures ahead of time, and made to feel at ease as the appointment progressed. They even loaned me an adaptor, so that I could listen to music during my procedure. I would recommend Dr Reinbold, if you are in need of these types of dental procedures.

- Barbara P

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Patient Review by Geoff B

I was quite nervous at first but Vicky and Dr. Reinbold made me feel very comfortable. I will recommend them to my friends and family. Thank you!

- Geoff B

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Patient Review by Kate K

This is a very professional office with extremely competent staff. I have been to see Dr. Reinbold on several occasions, and each time the interactions have been exceptionally pleasant. Dr. Reinbold's skills are tremendous, and he is caring and thorough. He takes time to answer questions and allay fears of procedures. The office staff is patient-driven and friendly. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Reinbold for oral surgery needs.

- Kate K

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Patient Review by michelle h

I saw Dr Reinbold for an extraction and implant. I was worked into the The consult was very informative and his staff is very attentive and professional. It was an oveall great experience and I highly recommend him. He has also removed the wisdom teeth of two of my daughters and several niece's/nephews. Always with awesome care and a really good end result. We LOVE Dr Reinbold !!! 🙂

- michelle h

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