Dr. Igor Roitman graduated with honors from the international Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He practiced general dentistry for a number of years and returned to school to pursue a postgraduate education in the dental specialty of Periodontics. Dr. Roitman went on to earn a certificate in periodontics and a Master of Science in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Roitman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.
Dr. Roitman is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at UCSF and is actively involved in clinical research in the field of surgically assisted orthodontics. He specializes in gingival grafting, guided tissue regeneration, bone grafting, bone & sinus augmentation, surgically-assisted orthodontics, and dental implants.
He is a member of the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society, California Dental Society, California Society of Periodontology, Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Roitman resides in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters. He likes to travel with his family and in his free time enjoys swimming, reading and mountain biking.
Benefits of an all-ceramic crown on implant:
When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
In this case, a so-called one-piece implant is used. This means that all components are installed as a single unit, resulting in immediately full functioning teeth, shorter treatment time and minimized pain.
This procedure normally includes four visits to the dentist. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed.
Benefits with fixed bridge on implants:
In this case, when replacing three teeth in the far back of the mouth, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. Traditional dentures can’t offer the same stability or function.
Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new, unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.
After the initial examination, you can expect 4-5 additional visits until the final fixed bridge is permanently attached. It is normal to experience some minor bruising and swelling in the gum and soft tissue afterwards. Any discomfort is usually treated with an ordinary painkiller. You should expect to be able to work the next day.
Benefits of a fixed bridge on implants
When all teeth are missing or in such condition that they need to be replaced, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the best permanent solution
Before dental implants, there were no fixed solution available for people who lost all their teeth. Today, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants and a fixed bridge that results in a permanent, stable and high esthetic solution.
The treatment procedure and number of visits is largely dependent on the specific conditions. But all in all, 8-10 visits should be enough to have a fixed bridge installed. Most patients report that they were much more comfortable following the procedure than they had anticipated.