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Implantology is a state-of-the-art tooth restoration option that is attractive, comfortable and permanent. Dental implants can restore full oral functioning and aesthetics following tooth loss due to decay, injury, extraction, periodontal disease or other conditions. Missing teeth not only diminish the attractiveness of a smile, but can cause difficulties with speaking and eating, and can lead to movement of remaining teeth.

Dental implants provide long-term or permanent anchoring of crowns, dental bridges or dentures while offering the added benefit of helping to halt bone loss in the jaw. They are as comfortable as real teeth and look completely natural.

Dr. Hoben places implants during a routine procedure and following a period of healing will be place a crown on top of the implant- All within one office with no travel required to a specialist office!

Implant Benefits

  • Permanent
  • Comfort
  • Aesthetics
  • Durability
  • Conserves adjacent teeth
  • Flexibility

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  1. Diagnosis and Decision Making – Your implant team will plan your case to help ensure the best outcome.
  2. Implant Placement -The dental implant is surgically placed in your jaw, the gum tissue is formed around the implant. A temporary restoration may be placed on the implant during the healing stage.
  3. Healing – The bone around the implant will grow and integrate with the implant surface between 3-4 weeks and a few months – implants like Straumann SLActive implants provide for shorter healing times. Compared to Straumann SLA® implants.
  4. Your New Teeth Are Produced – An impression is taken of your implant from which the dental lab creates your unique restoration.
  5. Placement of the Final Restoration – Your final crown is connected to the implant, leaving you free to smile, bite, and chew as you did with natural teeth.


Post-Op Checklist

  •  Swelling: cool it down appropriately.
  • Pain: take any medication prescribed by the dentist to manage pain.
  • Food: do not eat until the anesthetic has worn off. Avoid hot drinks as well as hot, spicy, acidic, crunchy, or hard food for the first day.
  • Oral rinses: do not use in the first few hours after the operation.
  • Your temporary crown (healing cap): take care to avoid chewing hard foods.
  • Body Position: sitting is better than lying down. Keep your head up during the day and also at night. Do not lie on the side where the implant was placed.
  • Driving: do not drive in the first few hours after the operation. Your ability to drive might be impaired by the anesthetic or medication. Ask your dentist.
  • Oral hygiene: use an oral rinse several times a day instead of a toothbrush in the implant area until the stitches are removed.
  • Rest: avoid alcohol, nicotine, coffee, black tea, sport or physical exertion in the first few days after the procedure.

Call Your Dentist If:

  • you feel a throbbing after the operation.
  • you still feel numb at the implant placement area 12 hours after the operation.
  • you feel pain or swelling at implant placement several days after the operation.
  • bleeding continues.
  • you lose your temporary tooth.
  • you have symptoms or questions not mentioned here.

Always follow the individual oral care plan which has been given to you by your dentist.

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Aftercare Checklist

  •  Dental implants require the same regular check-ups, preventive visits, and oral hygiene as natural teeth.
  • Use a soft toothbrush (change regularly) or an electric toothbrush.
  • Brush your teeth on the inside, outside, and on top where you chew.
  • Use low-abrasive toothpaste and avoid products with baking soda, satin remover, or smoker’s toothpaste.
  • Ask your dentist about special implant cleaning techniques.
  • Use the aids recommended by your dentist such as interdental brushes or oral irrigation devices for cleaning the space between teeth.
  • Avoid applying excessive pressure when brushing your restoration and implant area.
  • Take preventive measures against habits such as teeth grinding and clenching.

Always follow the individual oral care plan which has been given to you by your dentist.

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