Reversing implant complications
resulting from previous treatment.

by Dr. Paul Petrungaro
Dental implants are designed to last for life and have a success rate of up to 98%. However, dental implants could fail within a few months of the surgery or not for several years. Implants may fail due to various reasons such as, gum disease around teeth next to an implant, the implant’s position, or caused by a previous surgery. Signs of implant failure could be, pain, swelling or a loose implant. Patients can prevent failure with good oral hygiene and routine follow-up exams with their doctor.

Dr. Petrungaro is world renowned for effectively treating failed cases. As the leading pioneer in his field, he has successfully treated countless, extraordinarily difficult cases. His innovative thinking and expertise ensures a successful treatment plan with outstanding results.

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Why Choose

Dr. Paul Petrungaro

Dr. Petrungaro is a periodontist who specializes in the tissues that surround and support your teeth and dental implants. He is, in fact, a dental implant specialist who has successfully placed over 15,000 implants and is recognized around the world as an expert in the field in implantology as well as the treatment of failed or failing implants, and zygomatic implants.
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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a durable, convenient and long-term solution that act as natural teeth and with proper care can last a lifetime. Typically the implant comes in limited shapes, but Start Smiling customizes implant sizing to your specific requirements, and forms the teeth with high-end quality porcelain or zirconia. The implant is positioned into the jawbone behind the visible gumline in order to allow a replacement tooth or a bridge to be mounted in that area. Over the next 3 to 6 months, the jawbone heals and the implant secures in place as the bone fuses around the implant.

An abutment (connector post) is then attached to the dental implant to hold the crown (replacement tooth). For multiple teeth replacement, abutments may be used for a bridge or denture.

An impression of your mouth is made to create a model of your teeth. It is used to create your new crown, bridge or implant supported denture. The crown, bridge or denture is then attached to the abutment(s). By filling in missing teeth, the bridge and denture prevent health problems that would occur if left empty. Problems such as, a deteriorating jawbone, and the inability to properly chew and digest your food, which can lead to more significant health problems. Dental implants preserve and increase bone growth as well.

Dr. Petrungaro salvages failed implants resulting from previous treatment.

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How do I know if I have failed implants?

  • Does your implant bridge move?
  • Do you have pain around your implants?
  • Can you see your implant through your gum tissue?

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are widely regarded as the best treatment for loose dentures. Permanent dental implants are designed to make dentures much more secure and enable you to smile, eat and talk confidently. We can assist you if you have been thinking about investing in implants. The implants act as a foundation for replacement teeth. They won’t decay and are designed to last for the rest of your life. Implants can be used in conjunction with various dental procedures to improve oral health. Once they are installed, you’re much less likely to face problems with slippage and discomfort.

Financing Available

We understand how important it is to be able to restore your dental health and your confidence with a long-term solution. That’s why we offer third-party financing options that allow you to pay for treatments and procedures for you and your family right away and then make convenient monthly payments. During your appointment, we can walk you through your options and even help, if desired, with the process.

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