If you’re looking into various types of tooth replacement, you’ve probably considered dental implants. Implants, like dental bridges and dentures, are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. In use for over 50 years, dental implants have come a long way. They are now regarded to be the standard of care when it comes to tooth replacement.

Modern Tooth Replacement

Replacing missing teeth used to mean having to alter healthy teeth to bond a restoration over them. Or, you had to wear a removable prosthesis like a denture or partial denture. False teeth always meant wearing something that took up more place than the actual missing tooth.

Not with dental implants. The design of implants mimics the appearance of a natural tooth: a single prosthetic tooth root, supporting the false tooth above it. The new implant tooth is independent of all other teeth inside of your mouth. As a stand-alone tooth replacement, dental implants are unlike any other type of prosthetic teeth.

Replace as Many Teeth as You Need

A denture replaces all of your teeth. A bridge replaces one or two missing teeth – but only if there are healthy teeth on each side. Dental implants, however, can replace as many teeth as necessary. Implants support crowns, bridges, or dentures – regardless of how many other healthy teeth you have. You can replace all, or one, of your teeth at a time.

Enjoy Permanent Teeth that Last for Life

The success rates of dental implants are higher than any other type of dental treatment. Most implants last for an entire lifetime when cared for properly. Bridges and dentures wear out over time – but dental implants do not.

One of the reasons why dental implants are so successful is because of a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration is when new bone growth forms around the implant and fuses the implant into the jaw. This makes the implant just as stable, if not more so, than a natural tooth. Not only does osseointegration anchor the implant permanently, it also strengthens your surrounding bone structure, reinforcing the stability of adjacent teeth.

Opening Doors for More People than Ever Before

In the past, dental implants were not an option for some people. Over the last decade, materials and delivery methods have changed the way implants are placed. Modern technology has enabled implants to be delivered in areas where oral anatomy may not have previously supported an implant. These areas might have needed a sinus lift, bone graft, or simply ruled out implants altogether. This is not the case anymore! Using advanced placement techniques and modified implant prosthetics, just about anyone can consider having dental implants.

Marconi Dental Group can help you restore your entire smile with permanent dental implants. Whether you have a single missing tooth and need one implant with a crown, or are in need of an implant supported denture – your options are wide open.

We invite you to schedule a dental implant consultation with us today to find out more about the process.

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Dr. Fischer

Dr. Fischer comes from Sandy City Utah, where he graduated from the University of Utah with a background in Medical Biology. Dr. Fischer then was awarded his DDS degree from Loma Linda University here in California. Prior to that, Dr. Fischer worked alongside his father for several years as a design engineer at his father’s dental company. Dr. Fischer has a strong passion for dentistry, he believes in providing his patients with the most modern and up-to-date procedures, and he truly enjoys the variations of procedures he gets to perform daily.

When not practicing dentistry, he can be found spending time with his family. Dr. Fischer and his wife Brittany have twins Kaitly and Kyle, and son Johnny. Outside of his professional activities, Dr. Fischer is also a true adventurist. He has travelled to many countries and enjoys backpacking, scuba diving, para gliding, camping, and hunting just to name a few.

Dr. Huang

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang received his Degree in Dental Surgery in his hometown of Taipei, Taiwan and then went on to receive his Masters in Science and Postgraduate Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.

He has been practicing dentistry since 1992 and his area of specialty is Prosthodontics, the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems. Prosthodontics involves the restoration of missing teeth and jaw structure. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang is also a Diplomate of the (ABP) American Board of Prosthodontics and an active member of the (CDA) California Dental Association and the (AAFP) American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and a fellow of the (ACP) American College of Prosthodontists. He is also fluent in Mandarin!

Dr. Y. Vinny Huang was fortunate enough to find his calling at a young age. He grew up watching his grandmother struggle with her dentures on many occasions and has been determined to help others just like her ever since. He is truly passionate about his work and finds great joy in creating beautiful smiles for his patients whether it be on their own or with the help of dental implants. Dr. Y. Vinny Huang makes it his personal mission to educate his patients and community on the importance of oral health and does so with honesty, professionalism and care.

When Dr. Y. Vinny Huang isn’t practicing dentistry or assisting the community, you will find him spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys being outdoors and staying active whether it be swimming, golfing or playing tennis.

Dr. Visagé

Dr. Visagé graduated his dental degree from University of Pretoria in South Africa (1999). He practiced general dentistry in South Africa and England until 2002. He went on and completed a residency program in Periodontics and Oral Medicine, in South Africa to attain his Masters degree in 2006. He established a successful private specialist practice in Periodontics and Dental Implants. During that time he also served as secretary of the South African Society of Periodontology and still holds specialist registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

 

In 2014, Dr. Visagé and his family relocated to California, and he was invited to the prestigious Program for International Dentists at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In 2015, he received the OKU Dental Honour Society Dr Kramer S Award from the UCSF School of Dentistry. In 2016 he received the Dental Honour Society Membership Award and also the Award for Clinical Excellence & Mentoring (UCSF).  He obtained his American Doctorate of Dental Surgery (UCSF) in 2016.

 

The most enjoyable part of his work is getting to know the patients and being able to play a role in improving oral health, which contributes to quality of life. He is truly passionate about dentistry, but strikes a balance between his professional and personal lives.  He maintains his fitness through running, biking and hiking with his family. 

Dr. Visagé and his wife Karlien, have  a  daughter and a son.  When time allows, he and his family enjoys travelling and spending time together. They travel to South Africa as often as time allows, but also enjoy road trips in the USA.