Single Dental Implants
Dental implants are a modern solution to providing you with permanent replacement teeth that are strong, natural-looking and feeling, and offer superb, safe and predictable long-term results. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime and have a success rate of up to 98%. The results of dental implant therapy are esthetically pleasing, and once your implants are in place you will feel like you have your original teeth back.
Advantages of Dental Implants
- Safe & compatible – Made from titanium that integrates easily with bone and tissue
- Strong and durable – Done correctly, dental implants will last a lifetime
- Enhanced Function – Dental implants function as your natural teeth with a secure infrastructure
- Improved dental hygiene – Just brush and floss as with natural teeth
- Healthier tooth structure – No support or descruction of adjacent teeth required
- Allows the ability to eat virtually everything – No irritation or inflammation
- Complete confidence when smiling & speaking – No shifting or metal clasps
- Preserves facial structure by preventing bone loss & can stimulate bone growth
- Eliminates the need for removable dentures & bridges
- Can replace one or many missing teeth or failed natural teeth
- Can replace singe fractured roots or roots with failing endodontic treatments
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT?
Dr. Kohnen performs implant placement usually under a local anesthetic. The treatment has two stages.
First the implant, a tiny piece of titanium that forms a foundation for attaching the future crown restoration, is surgically placed with the utmost precision utilizing 3-D software and CT scans.
After you have had time to heal, Dr. Kohnen will perform a treatment to uncover the implant, which has by now had time to fuse into your jawbone.
Finally, your general dentist will attach your restoration, or crown, over the implant, resulting in a healthy, natural-feeling new smile.
OUR WAY TO PLACE IMPLANTS
In our approach, the dental implant site is prepared using highly-customized drills to enhance implant position. Using a microsurgical or minimally invasive technique, a small circular incision is made at the exact implant site (not expended to the adjacent teeth) creating a visual of the entire jaw bone anatomy through a microscope. The dental implant is placed without stitches and very fast healing occurs without discomfort or swelling. The surrounding gum tissue will appear normal after the surgery because it is not surgerized. After surgery our patients only must limit exercise and eat slightly softer foods on the opposite side for a couple days.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TREATMENT?
After your treatment we will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions, which if followed properly will result in the best possible outcome and a short recovery time. Dr. Kohnen will prescribe medication as needed, such as an oral antibiotic as a precaution against infection, and will provide you with a prescription pain relief medicine to help with any discomfort from the treatment.
Dr. Kohnen also uses Laser-Biostimulation” to minimize post surgical discomfort.
“Dental implant treatment is so amazing because you can actually give someone their tooth back. Once a patient has completed the treatment their dental implant looks and feels like their natural teeth.
And today, with innovations such as new minimally invasive techniques and growth factor technology, which stimulates the healing in the areas where we are working, we are able to make the procedures much easier for our patients. We can even replace a tooth where we can perform an extraction, place a new implant, and place a crown, all at the same time. This is a huge leap forward in dental implant treatment.”
Dr. Stephan A. Kohnen, D.M.D.
Advantages of Dental Implant Micro Surgery:
- Optimum visibility & precise positioning
- Better fit & more esthetically pleasing
- Smaller surgical incision & openings
- Less pulling of tissue flaps & stitches
- Reduced pain, trauma, swelling & bleeding
- Faster recovery & less complication risks
- Safer with a proven approach using local anesthesia