Dr. James L. Tedesco is the founder of the Immediate Implant Dental Center. In 2006 he obtained a US Patent for a Mini-Dental Implant Surgical Stent, this is one of many notable accomplishments in a career of over 30 years. Dr. James Tedesco has an extensive educational background, he is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo earning a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He is also a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Dr. Tedesco regularly attends continuing education courses, over 500 hours in dental implantology alone! One of the completed courses was 'Bone and Soft Tissue Grafting for the Dental Implantologist' course under the Director Dr. John Russo at the prestigious Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Tedesco has over 25 years experience caring for medically compromised and emergency room dental patients. Dr. Tedesco was the former Dental Director of the Head Trauma Center as well as the in-house/staff Dentist at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Buffalo, NY.
Root Canal – a procedure performed to remove bacteria and dying or dead tissue from inside the tooth in an attempt to save the tooth. After an xray, the dentist will administer local anesthetic. He will then make a small opening in the crown of the tooth and clean out the root canals. The canals are then filled with material to seal them. A crown is often needed to restore the tooth to full function.
Dentures – a removable replacement for missing teeth.
Fillings – a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. The dentist will remove the decayed tooth material, clean the affected area and fill the cavity with filling material.
Cleaning – a part of oral hygiene which involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Teeth Whitening – process of bleaching to make teeth look whiter. The materials used remove stains and other discoloration from the tooth surface.
Crown – cap or cover to put over a tooth to prevent a weak tooth from breaking or hold parts of a broken tooth together.
Bridge – false tooth that is held in place by the teeth on either side of the gap typically made from porcelain to blend in with your natural teeth.
Implants – artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to screws. When placed in the jawbone, they bond with your natural bone and become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth (crowns).
Mini Implants – implant that is smaller than 3mm in diameter which works well in areas with good bone density and in small spaces.
Extraction – pulling a tooth if it is too decayed or damaged to be repaired by a root canal or filling.