Drs. James McAraw, I.L. Cantner, Matthew Cantner, Craig Foisie and Jonah Barasz Celebrate 35 Years of Placing Dental Implants in Connecticut

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Drs. James McAraw, I.L. Cantner, Matthew Cantner, Craig Foisie and Jonah Barasz are celebrating 35 years of dental implant placement in Old Saybrook, Waterford and Madison, CT.

Drs. James McAraw, I.L. Cantner, Matthew Cantner, Craig Foisie and Jonah Barasz are celebrating 35 year of placing dental implants at their office locations in Old Saybrook, Waterford and Madison, CT. Their office was one of the first practices in Connecticut to offer implants, which serve as permanent tooth replacements.

Many patients choose dental implants for their convincing look and feel, but implants are typically recommended for their other benefits. Implants prevent the bone density loss that normally follows tooth loss, since implants stimulate the alveolar bone, signaling it to continue maintaining itself. Implants also help stabilize the positioning of abutting teeth, which might otherwise move into the gaps left by missing teeth. The placement of implants causes no harm to healthy teeth or the underlying alveolar bone. Implants never require resizing, since they integrate permanently into the alveolar bone over time. The risk of dietary issues, including malnutrition, is also reduced, since implants support a full and healthy diet.

Drs. McAraw, Cantner, Cantner, Foisie and Barasz have placed tens of thousands of dental implants over 35 years, and can evaluate whether a patient is a good candidate for them. The doctors consider each patient’s oral and overall health to determine whether the patient has low bone density, problematically located nerves and sinuses or general health issues that may make the implant procedure less likely to succeed. Patients who are eligible for the procedure may receive their implants in a single follow-up appointment and resume activities the following day. Within one to six months of the placement procedure, the implants will integrate with the bone and be completely functional.

Drs. McAraw, Cantner, Cantner, Foisie and Barasz encourage patients who are interested in replacing their missing teeth with dental implants to schedule their consultations with them. Patients are encouraged to visit the doctors’ website at http://www.rivervalleyperio.com or call one of their three office locations.

About the Practice

Dr. James R. McAraw received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson College in 1966. Afterwards, he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh and continued his training in the United States Air Force for 2 more years. He went to Boston University, where he completed his specialty training in periodontics. Dr. Jim McAraw founded the practice in 1974, and has been chosen as one of Connecticut’s Top Dentists six years in a row. Dr. I.L. Cantner, II joined the practice in 1978. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Lafayette College in 1968 and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. He became a friend and colleague of Dr. McAraw while in his specialty residency in Boston University. He received his specialty certificate and a Masters in Dental Science from Boston University in 1974. Dr. Craig Foisie is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Brown University in 1998 before graduating from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2003. He joined the practice after a ten-year career in the US Navy, during which he received a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from the Naval Dental Center Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Foisie also obtained a certificate in periodontology and a Master of Science in Oral Biology from George Washington University and was trained extensively in all aspects of periodontal and implant surgical therapy. To learn more about the dental services available, please contact the doctors’ office at (860) 388-4439 for the Old Saybrook office, (860) 444-0601 for the Waterford office or (203) 245-4429 for the Madison office. You can also visit their website at http://www.rivervalleyperio.com.

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