Dental implants are a very reliable source for effective tooth replacement. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, implants can provide a permanent solution that looks and functions naturally.
in Sarasota, FL
A dental implant is an artificial root upon which a manufactured tooth can be placed. They are one of the best tooth replacement options available. At Sarasota Dental Arts, we use implants to support the replacement of a single tooth, multiple teeth, or larger prostheses such as dentures, depending on the individual’s requirements and condition. When tooth loss is left untreated it can result in very serious problems like tooth shifts, jawbone deterioration, and facial structure loss. We offer implants because we believe they are a superior way to replace missing teeth, as they do not require alteration of adjacent teeth. Call our office in Sarasota, FL to schedule a dental implant consultation.
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Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants involve multiple steps to complete the entire procedure. Each patient’s process will vary, depending on your oral health at the time.
- Consultation and dental exam. To decide if dental implants are an option for you, we will complete a comprehensive dental exam and will discuss treatment options.
- Tooth extraction. Depending on your situation, we may need to remove the tooth/teeth being replaced by implant(s). If there is bone loss around the future implant site, we will perform a dental bone graft.
- Implant placement. The implant will be surgically placed in the bone and a healing cap is placed over the implant so the healing phase can begin.
- Implant healing. After your implant is placed, osseointegration begins. During this process, your jawbone heals around the dental implant, fusing with the implant, and providing a solid base for your new artificial tooth. Typically, it will take 4-6 months for the implant to integrate with the bone.
- Abutment / crown placement. The abutment is a small metal, usually titanium, piece used to connect your artificial tooth (crown) to the implant. The abutment is attached to the implant, and then the crown is placed on the abutment.
If you believe a dental implant is the treatment option for you, please call us today.
Dental Implant Aftercare
We supply each and every patient with short easy aftercare instructions. If our patients experience any soreness, over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen are typically suggested, if needed. Taking care of your dental implants is as important as taking care of your natural teeth. Using an electric toothbrush as well as regular flossing and or using a water pik will be a great benefit! We may recommend a night guard depending on your particular bite patterns.
Sarasota Dental Art's
Dental Implant Specialist
Dr. Aygen has been placing and restoring dental implants for over 10 years. Since all patients are uniquely different, it is very important to seek this type of dental treatment with a highly trained and educated implant dentist, who has years of experience in this technical field. Dr. Aygen utilizes the latest technology including CT scans and guided implant surgery. He has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education courses to allow for a precise and painless implant process.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Dental Implants
How long does it take to install a dental implant?
Most people are amazed that it can take about 30 minutes to install the dental implant post. After a dental implant is placed under your gum tissue, it can take about 4-6 months for it to fully integrate into place. Your final restoration consists of 2 pieces, a custom-designed abutment, and a beautiful porcelain crown.
Will I need to be sedated for the dental implant to be installed?
If you want conscious sedation, IV Sedation or Nitrous Oxide sedation, we can provide it, but most of our patients have done well without it. We always pamper our patients with such comforts as pillows and blankets, noise-canceling headphones, and private rooms with essential oil diffusers.
How long do dental implants last?
Implants are a the best long-lasting tooth replacement solution. You may need to replace the crowns every 10-15 years, but if you look after the implants, they can last a lifetime. As for denture wearers, dental implants can dramatically improve denture stability.
Before having any major dental treatment, you should consider if you are wanting the new dental work to match the existing color of your teeth or if you would like it to be whiter. Even though teeth whitening may have been last on your list of dental needs, making this type of change can really enhance the overall finished esthetics!
We know the fear of not knowing much about dental implants and the process, as well as cost, may cause some hesitation. At Sarasota Dental Arts, we are happy to sit with you and address your questions and concerns. In addition, we can also discuss many financial options. Don't forget to ask about some discount options!