The procedure to place an implant takes 30 to 60 minutes for one implant and only 2 to 3 hours for multiple implants. The number of appointments and time required, vary from patient to patient. Drs. Pollack, Odrich and Sarmiento will bring great precision and attention to the details of your case. Prior to surgery, you may receive antibiotics and for those who request it, oral sedatives, intravenous sedation or nitrous oxide (laughing gas). These options are discussed with you at your consultation appointment.
When one or more teeth are missing, it can lead to jaw bone loss at the site of the gap. This loss of jaw bone can develop into additional problems, both with your appearance and your overall health. You may experience pain, problems with your remaining teeth, and altered facial appearance, and eventually even the inability to speak and eat normally. In that same way that muscles are maintained through exercise, bone tissue is maintained by use. Natural teeth are embedded in the jaw bone, and stimulate the jaw bone through activities such as chewing and biting.
Drs. Pollack, Odrich and Sarmiento utilize advanced technology to make your dental surgery more effective and comfortable for you. The piezosurgery system uses ultrasound waves to cut bone without damaging soft tissue. Whereas traditional methods of bone-cutting, such as drills and burs, result in some tissue and bone loss regardless of the dentist’s precision, piezosurgery technology eliminates this risk. This means Drs. Pollack, Odrich and Sarmiento are able to perform procedures such as tooth extractions, crown lengthening, ridge expansion, periodontal therapy, and implant site preparation with increased accuracy and minimal discomfort.
After Dr. Pollack, Odrich or Sarmiento has completed the active phase of periodontal treatment, he will provide you with a personalized maintenance program of care to keep your gums healthy.Supportive periodontal therapy is an ongoing program designed to prevent recurrent disease in the gum tissues and bone supporting your teeth. Adherence to a program of conscientious oral home care and regularly scheduled maintenance therapy visits with your dentist and Drs. Pollack, Odrich or Sarmiento will give you the best chance of keeping your teeth and gums healthy and looking and functioning their best.