Restore your smile with our dental implant procedures.
If a consultation determines that an implant is your best option, we’ll get started on the pre-procedure steps. The surgery itself usually won’t interfere with your normal life routines. However, the dentist may place some restrictions on specific activities so planning ahead is always a good idea.
For the dental implant procedure itself, Dr. Oyangen utilizes a dental laser to create a small pinhole in the gums and precisely place the implant in position as directed by the dental cone beam computed tomography (C.B.C.T.) scan. If a bone graft is needed it is inserted at that same time.
While the procedure itself doesn’t take long, dental implants need time to integrate and heal. This can take anywhere from 4-6 months from the time of the surgery. During that time Dr. Oyangen will be monitoring the implant with quick follow up appointments. After the integration is complete he will place an abutment over the implant to support the final crown, bridge, or removable denture.
A dental implant is a specially designed titanium screw that can support a crown, anchor a fixed bridge, or hold a denture in place. This is the same titanium material the medical field uses for hip and knee replacements. Dental implants serve as artificial roots. They are attached firmly to the bone and become anchors for single crowns, bridges, or removable dentures.
Implants will never get cavities or become sensitive to hot or cold. They are natural looking and can help you take back your smile!
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Why do we need to replace missing teeth?
Replacing missing teeth is vital to maintaining good dental health. Not only are our teeth needed for chewing food, they also play an important role in our speech. Even one missing tooth can make you self-conscious about your appearance and cause you to miss out on eating your favorite foods.
Missing teeth lead to empty spaces which allow other teeth to move or “drift” out of their proper place causing misalignment when you chew or bite. This misalignment can result in a clicking or popping noise, be a major factor in joint pain, and may lead to migraine headaches.
Am I a candidate for an implant?
Before deciding you need an implant, there are a few things to take into consideration. A consultation with Dr. Oyangen will answer your questions and alleviate any concerns you may have. During the consultation, the dentist will first perform an oral examination and then take a C.B.C.T. scan.
This 3-D image will allow Dr. Oyangen to assess the depth, height, quality, and quantity of the bone and desired area where the implant will be placed. If conditions are favorable, we’ll go over your current health status and lifestyle since alcohol, tobacco use, and some autoimmune diseases can affect the success of the implant’s integration.
Implants and bone grafting.
In some cases, a patient may be lacking sufficient bone in the implant area desired. For an implant to be successful there needs to be enough bone to hold it in place. With modern surgical techniques, we are now able to increase the amount of bone for a successful dental implant procedure. This technique is called Bone Grafting. Dr. Oyangen can use either endogenous bone (bone belonging to the patient) or artificial substitutes which he will integrate into the surgical placement site of the implant.
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As a complete dental solution office, Dr. Oyangen and his team will use their knowledge, experience and state-of-the-art technology to provide complete dental care for the entire family. "Your Comfort and Satisfaction Are Guaranteed!" - Dr. Roy Oyangen