Lake Mary Dentist, Dentist in Lake Mary, FL

SOFTOUCH  DENTAL
Center For Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry
 
Jennifer N. Nguyen, D.M.D, F.A.D.I.A  & Associates
3232 W. Lake Mary Blvd. #1400
Lake Mary, FL. 32746  
     

 


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SINGLE TOOTH IMPLANT
 




 

SINGLE  TOOTH  IMPLANT

 

Dental implants are becoming more popular in today's dental society for a number of reasons.

Implants are utilized to offer patients a foundation for new restorative teeth where natural teeth are missing or have been extracted.

The implant offers the patient the opportunity to regain normal function of the tooth without being forced to resort to a bridge or a denture.


Benefits

· The implant will osseointegrate (bond) with the existing bone.

· The new implant will support your teeth firmly and safely.

· Your new implants are aesthetically pleasing.

· You will no longer have pain during talking or eating.

· The dental implant will prevent progressive bone atrophy.

 

Traditional Implant Procedure
The tooth structure has two main sections, the root and the crown. The root is the section of the tooth that is below the gumline. A dental implant acts as the restorative for this section of the tooth. The metal implant acts as an anchor in the jawbone.

The first step of the procedure is surgical placement of the implant. Under regular dental anesthetic, the gum tissue is opened and the dentist places the implant into the jawbone. When this is achieved, the tissue is then sutured closed. There is not often significant discomfort with this procedure. This process can take from 1-3 hours depending on the number of implants being placed.

This implant will be left untreated for a period of 3-6 months. During this time, the bone will grow around the implant in a process called osseointegration. A removable crown may be utilized during this time period to allow for chewing and to preserve the cosmetic appearance.

The next step in the process is to attach an abutment to the tooth. This is achieved by exposing the top of the implant and placing the abutment. This is the part of the implant that will support the final crown.

Finally, an impression is taken of the implant and a final restoration is crafted. This restoration will be comfortable and cosmetically pleasing. Your completed implant will be fully functional, allowing you to resume normal activities.

This is the traditional implant placement, which requires 2 stages. Depending on the amount of bone available, the presence or abscense of infection, you might qualified for a 1-stage implant.

ADVANCED  ONE  VISIT  IMPLANT

The one-stage implant offers a non invasive, flapless implant procedure in 1 visit.

No more waiting for 3-6 months after implant placement, then another 2 more visits to fabricate the abutment and the crown.

Give us a call to find out if you are qualified for this procedure.