Patient’s Perspective

“”I feel like I won the lottery!”
That is verbatim, what I said to my wife after my first visit with Dr Spina and his staff, and I am not prone to embelish. After many visits later, I still feel the same way or even moreso. I was blown away with their workmanship, professionalism, intelligence and compassion. I was a skeptic and very particular when it came to selecting the right dentist, but Dr. Spina and his staff won me over with a clean, welcoming, knowledgable and soothing environment.
IMHO, the reason that Dr. Spina and his staff provide such a high level of service, is that they view everything from a patient’s perspective. This gives the unique patient experience that you are a member of a very effective and efficient team. You are truly being “treated” as a patient of Dr. Spina.”

-Chris Metell

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing!

“I’ve been to plenty of dentists, but I’ve never been to one that I actually LIKED before I met Dr. Spina. ”

-Alx Block

5 out of 5 stars

Got Steak? Five Ways to Benefit From Dental Implants

photoIt takes more than a knife and fork to enjoy a delicious steak.

One of my oldest patients, Mr. Jame, is a great example of the benefits of dental implants . This 100 year old gentleman is savoring his steaks now for the first time since he can remember. Dental implants are the reason he can. Stay tuned to our blog for more of his story and others like him.

5 Ways You’ll Benefit from Dental Implants (steak is only the beginning)

1) Watch your mouth

A restorative dental implant replicates natural tooth function. A strong root replacement forms a solid foundation that enhances your ability to bite and chew – without an artificial look or feel.

2) Save face

Tooth loss can lead to bone resorption. Dental implants prevent bone from collapsing and distorting the lower third of your facial appearance.

3) Go natural

Traditional tooth supported bridges lack long term, natural looking aesthetics. Implant supported teeth prevent visible bone defect that’s characteristic in the front of your mouth.

4) No compromise

Dental bridgework requires grinding down teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth. Preserve your tooth structure with a dental implant and avoid compromising existing teeth any further.

5) Go low maintenance

Tooth supported bridges and dentures are high-maintenance and a hassle to clean. Dental implants keep oral hygiene convenient as with natural teeth.

You’re missing more than teeth if you haven’t considered dental implants. And savoring a delicious steak dinner is only the beginning of what awaits your best choice for restorative dental care.

What dental implant benefit appeals to you the most? If you have dental implants — tell us about a memorable meal since having them.

Implant Dentistry: A basic understanding of dental implants could save your appearance and chewing ability

photoLife happens. Missing or broken teeth are a common occurrence.

Many patients prefer an alternative to the standard treatment of a bridge or dentures. Consider a dental implant as a solid and cosmetic dental option for your missing teeth.

What are dental implants?

Think of a dental implant as a redesigned tooth and root structure. Picture the solid steel infrastructure of a building under construction.

The foundation is prepared and the solid iron beams are placed first. Once they’re anchored in place the aesthetically designed exterior is added.

The visible exterior delivers the appeal. Even so, the architectural wonder is a complete package from the foundation up.

photo (2)Consider your missing tooth space as the foundation for new architecture – dentally speaking. The available bone structure creates the solid base for anchoring your dental implant.

A titanium post forms the necessary infrastructure. Once it’s surgically placed and adapts to your bone tissue, the new exterior tooth can be applied to design your renewed, attractive look.

Why now is the best time to plan for a dental implant.

Your dental implant treatment is a thorough process. The duration from start to finish will vary patient to patient.

Let’s assume yours is treatment planned around a missing tooth. No extraction is necessary.

Your treatment goal is to replace a missing tooth with a strong, functional new tooth. And an implant is the perfect solution to rebuild your mouth within the coming year.

Your dental implant procedure in four (simplified) steps.

  • photo (1)Step 1 – Consultation and X-rays – schedule your consultation and x-rays to determine supportive bone structure and tissue health.
  • Step 2 – Implant placement and healing period – your implant is placed in the jaw and allowed to heal and integrate with the surrounding bone. Three to six months should be allowed for healing and restoration to occur.
  • Step 3 – Tooth (Crown) Impression – an impression for the crown is obtained to form the new tooth.
  • Step 4 – Try-in – fit, color, attachment and adjustment are determined.

Dr. Spina will guide you step by step along the way. This partnership will assure that your dental implant effectively supports your new tooth, heals appropriately, and creates the aesthetic and function you desire.