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Implants at CVOS Oral Surgery
Dental implants have redefined how people who suffer from missing teeth are able to restore and improve their quality of life by once again eating the foods they love and smiling with confidence.
At CVOS Oral Surgery, we specialize in placing implants and materials from top manufacturers including Straumann, Nobel Biocare, and Zimmer Bioment to ensure the best outcome for patients.
We are leaders in our industry, incorporating the most recent implant technologies including cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and X-Nav Technologies’ X-Guide™ Dynamic 3D Navigation system. This means that our surgeons can place implants with exceptional precision and often in a single procedure, maximizing patient outcome. By eliminating the need for additional surgeries, healing time is reduced to as little as eight weeks, at which time the replacement teeth can be placed and the patient’s life can return to normal.
Our surgeons perform in-office dental implant surgery in a hospital-like operating suite where patient safety is paramount. For patients with special anesthetic or medical needs, or require extensive bone grafting, we are also able to accommodate inpatient hospital surgery.
Of course, placing implants is a team effort between an oral surgeon and a restorative dentist. Your CVOS surgeon will work collaboratively with the restorative dentist who makes and fits your prosthesis.
To learn more about dental implants, click here or call CVOS Oral Surgery and ask to speak with one of our Implant Coordinators today.
WHAT IS A DENTAL IMPLANT?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that fits, or is “implanted”, into your jawbone. Being surgically placed, the dental implant fuses with your jawbone to create a very strong and stable support for your replacement teeth. Resulting in a tiny post protruding through your gums, it is this post that becomes an anchor for the artificial teeth.
Dental implants can improve your life. Teeth are a vital part of the body. When you have missing teeth, chances are that you have never become accustomed to living without them. Dental implants can be your gateway to peace of mind and self-esteem.
The structure of your surrounding teeth remains intact. Implants are permanent and do not need removing at night like dentures. Also, dentures that slip can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.
Conventionally, placing dental implants can require two surgical procedures. During the first, the surgeon sets the implants within your jawbone, beneath which they will sit for three to six months while they fuse to the bone providing you with the strength and stability you desire. During this time, you can still wear temporary dentures and eat soft foods.
Once your implant has fused with the jawbone, your second procedure sees your implants uncovered and tiny protruding posts placed that will serve as anchors upon which your artificial teeth will be placed. Altogether, this process takes around seven to eight months with patients experiencing very little disruption to their daily life.
However, for many patients, the highly trained and experienced surgeons at CVOS Oral Surgery are able to condense this process into a single procedure that reduces the overall time to as little as eight weeks rather than eight months.
At CVOS Oral Surgery, we know that implants aren’t about just about teeth, they are about your quality of life. That is why we will sit down with you to discuss your options and what implant solution is best for you based on your needs and desired outcome.
The type of implant that is best for you depends on your individual needs.
To replace a single missing tooth, a single prosthesis (crown) attached to its own dental implant is ideal. If you are missing two or more teeth, a partial prosthesis requiring two or three implants may be your best option.
Growing as the preferred option by many dentists for their patients is the full arch dental implant, used to replace all upper or lower teeth.
We complete most grafts and implants in our practice. We use local anesthesia, regardless of intravenous sedation.
If you are considering implants, you need an oral examination first. Our team will perform an exam of your mouth and review your dental history. If you are not a candidate for dental implants, we will recommend other treatment methods.
With good care and healthy, dental implants can serve you for many years. Observe good oral health practices and regular dental check-ups for best results.
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