August 19, 2017
t the restorative dentistry practice of Dr. Gary Horblitt patients can renew their smiles with implant supported restorations. What is an implant supported restoration? It’s when Dr. Horblitt replaces missing teeth with dental prosthetics that are anchored by dental implants. The implant supported restorations are hand-crafted by Dr. Horblitt in our on-site dental lab.
Dental implants are the keystone of all implant supported restorations. A dental implant begins with a titanium post that’s embedded into the jaw. Titanium is a biocompatible material that the jawbone will fuse around. Why is that a good thing? The jaw’s only purpose is to nourish the tooth roots, and when there aren’t any, the jaw begins to disintegrate. The closest dental appliances to natural tooth roots are titanium posts.
Dental implants can be used as single restorations. In some cases it is used to replace many teeth. A composite resin or custom-made porcelain crown colored to match your natural teeth is added to the titanium post. For an implant-supported restoration, the dental implant serves as an anchor point for dental prostheses, such as a crown, bridge, denture or partials.
The very first patients to use dental implants were totally edentul (toothless). Science allowed for all their teeth to be removed and replaced with implant supported non-removable restorations. Even with modern technology the process is still the same as the original work and research
Recent computer developments have provided the surgeons with more readily available computer programs. This help to implant safe selection and placement.
Revitalizing Smiles is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care with the goal of our patients leaving happy and more than satisfied with the outcome of their appointment.
We'd recommend Dr. Horblitt and his team to anyone looking for a professional and kind dentist.
When I was done with my procedure I was definitely pleased with the results...I'm going to be recommending Dr. Horblitt to some others...
Dr. Horblitt and the Revitalizing Smiles team made my smile shine and I'm so happy. Thank you so much!!!"
Can’t thank Dr. Horblitt and his staff at Revitalizing Smiles enough! They helped me with some serious oral health issues.