Our Experience - Placing Dental Implants

Progressive Periodontics and Dental Implants has extensive experience in placing dental implants. Dr. Timothy McNamara has been a local pioneer in dental implant placement. His training started over 20 years ago when he traveled to Belgium, where in 1986 he was a member of only the second group of periodontists in the world to have been trained in the original implant system to receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Dr. McNamara continued to gain extensive training and knowledge in the art and science of dental implants before performing his first case in 1994. This case remains in complete health and function to this date.

Patients need not be concerned that they may not have enough support to be able to enjoy dental implants. Dr. McNamara is skilled in augmentation procedures to develop sites suitable for predictable, long lasting dental implants. He has placed hundreds and hundreds of fixtures, for over 20 years.

Dental implants are basically root forms made of titanium that your dentist uses to build upon. Implants are now predictable and long lasting because the modern, gentle placement procedures now used allow the jawbone next to the fixture to stay alive and literally attach to it. The fixture is bionic - it becomes one with your body. These gentle placement procedures are one of the main reasons that people experience so little discomfort after surgery.