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Frequently Asked Questions at The Dental Implant Institute

Dr. Rob D’Orazio answers your most common dental questions.

An Expert Answers Your Dental Questions

Dr. Rob D’Orazio is an experienced general dentist, specializing in implant dentistry. The best way to get the answers to your dental questions is to schedule a consultation with Dr. D’Orazio. After an evaluation of your oral health, Dr. D’Orazio will discuss your concerns with you and explain all of the options available to improve your smile.

The Most Commonly Asked Dental Questions

What is periodontal disease?

The most frequently asked dental questions about periodontal issues revolve around gum disease. Gum disease is an oral infection caused by bacteria present in the mouth. Without treatment, the bacteria infect the gum tissue and symptoms become progressively worse:

  • Gum inflammation and bleeding
  • Tooth sensitivity and bad breath
  • Gum recession
  • Tooth movement
  • Tooth and bone loss
What is the treatment for periodontal disease?

While most patients believe that periodontal disease treatment requires traditional gum surgery, this is not always the case. Dr. D’Orazio also utilizes antibiotic therapy, scaling and root planing, and laser gum disease treatments for your comfort and convenience.

What type of procedures do you offer for smile makeovers?

Cosmetic dentistry provides us with many methods of delivering a brilliant, beautiful smile, including:

  • Composite fillings and bonding
  • Dental crowns and bridges
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Tooth whitening

Additionally, Dr. D’Orazio performs full mouth reconstructions which are typically recommended when oral concerns are not merely aesthetic but also require treatment of disease or repair to the structure of the teeth and bone.

Why should I replace missing teeth with dental implants?

Dental implants offer you more comfort and freedom than any other option. Dr. D’Orazio is a recognized expert in the planning and placement of dental implants, which offer you the following benefits:

  • A beautiful, natural looking smile
  • Permanent and long lasting solution
  • No adhesives or glues necessary
  • Easy care and maintenance
  • Preserve bone health by stimulating the jaw, much like a natural tooth root
  • Versatile solution to replace single, multiple or all of your teeth

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