Craig H. Rubinoff, DDS, MS – Poway CA
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Dental implant surgery takes several appointments, but when it’s complete it will be as if you never lost your tooth. The implant is an artificial root that is surgically implanted into your jawbone. Once completely bonded, your general dentist will place a crown to replace your tooth. The crown will be fashioned to match the form and function of the tooth you lost so that you restore the completion of your smile.
Our facilities are equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology with a highly trained staff fully educated to work with these tools to deliver superior dentistry. Our state-of-the-art amenities create the comfortable environment that allows you to relax and enjoy your visit with us.
For your Poway dental implant procedure, call us today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Rubinoff at Craig H. Rubinoff, D.D.S, M.S.. We accept most insurance plans, but if your surgery is only covered in part or you are a self-pay patient, we offer affordable payment plans.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.
Dr. Rubinoff has received extensive training in Implantology. He has been successfully placing implants since 1991. Through continuing education, Dr. Rubinoff is abreast of the most current information on implant dentistry.
Dental Implant Evaluation
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your doctor will address your specific needs and considerations. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
We will also discuss fees and insurance at this time. There are many types of insurance plans and coverage for implants is varied. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining any benefits to which you may be entitled.
Dental Implant Procedures
Dental implants are metal anchors that act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are attached to the implant to provide stable anchors in the gums for replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. Healing time following surgery varies from person to person and is based on a variety of factors that include hardness of bone. In some cases, implants may be restored immediately after they are placed.
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 restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture that will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Rubinoff will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. After two weeks your general dentist will be able to start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.