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At Sarasota Dental Arts, we welcome your questions! Being informed is absolutely necessary for making good decisions about your healthcare. During your appointment, Dr. Aygen will sit down with you and discuss any conditions you have and the treatments we recommend, making sure you understand your care and approve before we begin.
If you find that you have questions about our practice, your dental health, and the services we offer in between appointments, check out the questions listed here on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question isn’t answered here or you would like more information, go ahead and give us a call or send us an email using the convenient online form on our Contact page. We’re happy to answer your questions and give you the information you need!
Dental Implant Placement
In today's world of replacing missing teeth, almost anybody is a candidate for a dental implant!
If you have one or more missing teeth, then a dental implant can be placed to provide a platform for a crown or bridge to rest upon to provide you with a functional, yet cosmetic, replacement. Dental implants can even be used to stabilize dentures, a feature many patients appreciate!
How do you determine who is an implant candidate?
A three-dimensional scan (CT) is usually needed to make sure your bony foundation is strong enough to support an implant. If your bone needs more foundation, then a supplement bone graft may be added to make sure that your implant can be supported properly. This strength and support are what allows implants to be stable and long-lasting. We are happy to work with you to help you get the care you need and want.
Schedule your next consultation today!
If you have a space that you want to consider placing an implant in, we would love to talk to you more about it! Call our Sarasota dental implant office at (941) 200-3049 to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Kaya Aygen. Dr. Aygen will discuss your goals for your smile and your long-term dental health and help you determine whether a dental implant is right for you.
Nitrous oxide and Conscious IV Sedation are not required for this procedure however, we do have it available for our patients if they request it in advance. We also have comfy blankets and pillows, noise canceling headphones programmed to the music of your choice plus aromatherapy to help our patients relax.
If you’ve been missing a tooth and you are planning to get a dental implant, we know you probably want to have your smile completed as quickly as possible.
Implant Healing Process
There is, however, a healing process that usually takes a few months. The length of the process can depend on a variety of factors, including the location of the implant, the type of implant used, how many implants were placed, and your own personal health. It is important that the implant heals and becomes integrated with your bone structure so that it has the stability and strength to support your replacement tooth.
In most cases, healing is uneventful. Many people don’t even notice that the implant is there. If you do have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call our Sarasota dental office at (941) 200-3049.
Dental Implant Restoration
We’ll keep an eye on the healing process, and once we’ve determined that your implant is ready for restoration, we can take the next steps. At this point, we’ll take an impression of the implant and the surrounding teeth and your custom abutment and crown will be made and set into place at your next appointment! This is always an exciting moment, and we can’t wait for you to see your restored smile!
Because dental implant placement requires surgery, many patients expect it to be a long, drawn-out, uncomfortable process.
The truth is that placement of a dental implant is actually very quick!
Initial Implant Placement
In most cases, the actual placement can be done within 30 minutes. This is because there is a lot of planning and thought process done ahead of time, before the procedure, to determine the size, location, and type of implant would best be used in that case. You will be a part of the planning process and you always have a say in your dental care at Sarasota Dental Arts. We use advanced technology to make sure the placement is precise and successful.
Many patients can do well with local anesthetic during the placement procedure, but IV sedation can be provided to those with dental anxiety. Dr. Aygen is happy to review your needs with you and determine whether you are a good candidate for in-office IV sedation during your procedure.
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As far as pain and discomfort, you might experience some achiness and swelling following the procedure, but a lot of our patients take one over-the-counter pain med (like Tylenol of Advil) the evening of their procedure and are fine and back to normal activities the next day! Contact our office today for more information!
When patients ask about a dental implant, they often don’t realize that a dental implant is not a single piece with a porcelain crown on it.
Components of a dental implant
There are 3 parts to a dental implant; the small implant part that gets inserted into the bone underneath your gum tissue, the abutment piece which goes into the implant part (that will then show above the gum tissue) and the final implant crown which will be placed over the abutment piece. There are also different implant systems.
Learn more about dental implants today!
Contact Sarasota Dental Arts to learn more about dental implants. We will be glad to walk you through the process and help explain the costs.
Inserting the dental implant is typically a very simple and quick procedure. The area where a single implant will be placed is anesthetized and takes about 30 minutes or less for Dr. Aygen to place it. Most patients remark how differently they imagined the procedure would be.
Dental implants are a popular choice when it comes to tooth replacement. This is partially because caring for the implant and crown after placement is simple. That being said, staying on top of implant care is important when it comes to the overall lifetime of your implant. Being sure to use both proper at home care, and keeping up with professional cleanings is the best way to ensure your implant and crown are healthy.
You'll want to stick to brushing and flossing as you would for any other type of dental restoration. Maintaining your preventative care visits are very important. Lack of proper dental cleaning can lead to periodontal issues which can jeopardize the longevity of your dental implant. It is important to properly maintain dental implants so that they can last a lifetime.
If you have any questions about the care needed for a dental implant, or if you'd like to schedule a consultation for implants, don't hesitate to give us a call for more information!
In most cases, a dental implant requires about 3 months to heal depending on each patient’s individual circumstances. Placing biting force on a dental implant that didn’t have proper time to heal can compromise the implant. We understand that most patients would like a "tooth" back in the extracted area as soon as possible; however the feedback we get once the process is completed is that "it was well worth the wait".