What is a Dental Implant?
An implant is a solution to replace a missing tooth. An implant replaces the root of a tooth, then a crown can be attached to the implant.
How Do You Choose an Implant Dentist?
What services does the implant dentist provide? Can the dentist provide any necessary bone grafting, place implants, and provide the cosmetic restoration of the implant? Dr. David Hanswirth is qualified to perform all of these procedures. That means you won't have to go all over town to different offices to get something done. Since we perform both the implant AND restorative services, often you can have a temporary tooth attached to the implant the same day it is placed.
The doctors and staff in our office are involved with several implant academies to gain continuing education training. Dr. David Hnaswirth is Board Certified in Dental Implants and is a Diplomate & Prosthetic Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. The doctors and staff receive cosmetic and restorative training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. We really like to meet with other enthusiastic dental offices and share ideas at dental meetings.
Dr. Ron Hanswirth has been restoring dental implants since1985. He has successfully completed many straightforward cases as well as many advanced cases. Dr. David Hanswirth has been restoring implants since 1994 and has been placing implants since 1999. Dr. Dave has taught many dentists how to place and restore implants as a professor at New York University. Dr. Dave has been part of NYU's program since 1999, teaching 40 days per year.
Does it come through when you visit the dentist's office? We love what we do. We are happy to say that we have the enthusiasm and commitment.
Our office has had many successful implant cases. To increase predictiblilty, we follow a comprehensive step by step approach from the first diagnosis through the finishing of the case.
We want you to know our philosophy regarding having an implant or a fixed bridge. Yes, we do fixed bridges in many cases, like when we're replacing existing bridges or when a patient can't have implants. But, with bridges adjacent teeth are smoothed down. This isn't necessary with implants, and usually you can floss between implants like a natural tooth. If we fast forward 15 years, 75% of bridges will need replacement and some of the anchor teeth are not restorable, making this a larger case. With an implant at 15 years, they are 97% successful. Our philosophy is that dental implants are underutilized in dentistry today.