Cosmetic Dentistry Clermont FL

Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are a new alternative in tooth replacement. It is the replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Dental implants are used to restore a single missing tooth or a full arch. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device in the body.

Dental Implant Placement Procedure

The procedure consists of two stages: placement of the implant (replacement tooth root), followed by placement of a tooth replacement (crown, bridge or over-denture).

There are now a wide variety of dental implant placement procedures that vary in duration and materials.  Any implant procedure is preceded by a detailed consultation and digital case planning with our dental team.

Dr. Haidar has a great experience in planing and placing dental implants and fabricating single and full mouth restorations over dental implants that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Duration of the Procedure

The duration of the procedure is highly variable, largely because healing is often required in between steps of the procedure.

In some cases, when there is abundant jawbone tissue and the patient is in good health, a restoration can be placed at the time of the procedure "immediate loading" or what is called Same Day Teeth! In this single-day procedure, the implant and crown are placed simultaneously.

More commonly, the crown is fitted several months after implant placement, allowing the implant time to fuse and integrate with the jawbone.  In cases involving bone grafting after tooth extraction, the graft must first heal for several months before the implant can be placed.  

General Implant Placement Procedure

While there is some variation in procedure, the following outlines the basic steps required for dental implant placement. Most cases that done in our office are digitally planned by Dr. Haidar and a surgical guide is fabricated for implant placement accuracy by obtaining a 3D scan models for both upper and lower arches using a 3D dental scanner. 

At the day of the implant placement. The gum covering the area is gently folded back and the underlying bone prepared to receive the implant. The extent of the bone preparation is dependent on the number of implants required. The implant(s) are then placed.The implant usually are fully integrated into the bone in about 3 to 6 months.

At this point, a custom-designed crown, bridge or over-denture is fitted over the post. The details of the procedure change slightly with the structure of the implant used and the quality of the jaw bone. 

For full arch restorations, the number of implants varies from case to another. Some cases can be restored with as little as 3 to 5 implants to support a full arch fixed or removable denture. 

If you are in need of a dental implant or you are not happy with your existing dentures, give our office a call to schedule an appointment or simply request an appointment online. Dr. Haidar would love to sit down and discuss your dental needs and start planing your case digitally.