Dental Implant Placement
We’re Your One-Stop Shop for Implants
If you’ve chosen to replace your missing teeth with a dental implant supported crown, bridge, or denture, you may be wondering what to expect during your surgical implant placement procedure. Until recently, the Oyler Family Dentistry team referred patients to a local oral surgeons or periodontists for this part of the tooth replacement process. However, Dr. Alison Bleser Shartzer has completed advanced training and gained experience in dental implant placement through her participation in the prestigious Engel Implant Institute. In addition, Dr. Shartzer uses the innovative Dentsply Astra dental implant placement system, which improves the rate of successful implantation and offers safe, effective tooth replacement for more patients than ever before. Best of all, our Lawrenceburg dental patients can now receive every aspect of implant care in our comfortable, familiar dental practice.
Why Choose Oyler Family Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Highly Trained Dentists with Years of Experience
- Advanced Technology for Better Treatment
- Highest Quality Restorations
Tooth Replacement Consultation
Before we recommend any treatment, we start with a consultation. During this visit, we’ll examine your current state of oral health, discuss your oral and overall health history, and talk about past surgical experiences. If we determine dental implants are a good option for you, we will provide all the information you need to decide whether to move forward or choose a different solution.
Dentsply Astra Implants
Our unique and innovative dental implant system, Dentsply Astra, makes planning, placing, and restoring dental implants a breeze. These customized implant posts and surgical placement system offer increased success rates and more natural looking and feeling results. The key is in the crown-first design. Rather than molding your restoration to fit the implant post, a dental implant is crafted to fit your flawless restoration.
The Dental Implant Placement Process
The dental implant placement process is much simpler than it sounds. We make a small incision in the gums. Then, the implant post is inserted directly into the jawbone. A protective cap is placed over the top of the implant to allow the post to fuse with the surrounding bone while preventing gum tissue from healing over the top. Following dental implant placement, you’ll need to wait three to six months for the implant to fuse fully with your jawbone.
Dental Restoration Options
Once your dental implants have fused with the jawbone, the Oyler Family Dentistry team will get to work designing and crafting a flawless, custom dental restoration that will be attached on top. Dental implants can be used to support any number of replacement teeth, including:
- Dental crowns - Attached to single implant posts to replace one tooth
- Fixed bridges - A row of fused together dental crowns supported on both ends by dental implants to replace consecutive missing teeth
- Dentures - Both partial and full dentures can be used to replace consecutive and nonconsecutive teeth or a whole arch of teeth and are supported by three to six implant posts
To further streamline the implant restoration process, we can use our E4D one-visit dental restoration system to provide crowns and bridges that can be designed, crafted, and anchored to implant posts in just one appointment.