Welcome to the Renaissance Center for Implants and Periodontics website. We congratulate you on taking the first step toward better periodontal health and/or tooth replacement with implants. Please utilize this website as a resource. It will help you better understand your course of treatment and answer any questions related to periodontal and implant therapy.
Dr. Tucker is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. Please allow approximately 90 minutes for your initial visit. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.
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A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school.
By choosing a specialist you will benefit from the latest procedures for treating periodontal disease and placing dental implants tailored to your needs. In addition, a periodontist can perform cosmetic periodontal procedures to help you achieve the smile you desire.
Dental implants are metal anchors that act as tooth root substitutes. They are placed into the jawbone. After the appropriate waiting period, small posts (abutments) 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 procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. Healing time following placement varies from person to person, based on a variety of factors that include hardness of bone. In some cases, implants may be restored immediately after they are placed.
To provide you with a better understanding of periodontics, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to periodontics are discussed.
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