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Commonwealth Oral And Facial Surgery

What Are Dental Implants

The most common conditions treated by a maxillofacial surgeon

The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

Before Intravenous Anesthesia Sedation

  • You may not have any solid foods after midnight prior to your surgery or 8 hours prior to your surgery time. You may have clear liquids only in small amounts until 3 hours prior to surgery, then nothing by mouth within 3 hours. This would include water, black coffee, apple juice and tea.
  • Medications normally taken should be taken, unless otherwise instructed by this office. Take medications with a sip of water only. If taking over-the-counter herbal and vitamin preparations, please discontinue for two weeks prior to your procedure. This also includes any body building medications.
  • Do not smoke the day prior or the day of your surgery.
  • A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the procedure, and drive the patient home and stay with them until they are sufficiently recovered to care for themselves. This may be up to 24 hours.
  • The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following the anesthesia experience.
  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes, preferably sneakers.
  • Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery.
  • Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • If you have an illness such as a cold or fever please notify the office. We may have to change your scheduled surgery date.

What Types Of Prosthesis Are Available

A single prosthesis is used to replace one missing tooth each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis is recommended. A removable prosthesis attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist.

Drs. Fredd, Spampata, Deasy, Hersh, Wallis and Sommer perform in-office implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip or tibia.

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Why Dental Implants

Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth whether itâs a new situation or something you have lived with for years chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

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