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Dental Implants services offered in Sanford, FL

If you’re missing some or all of your permanent teeth, dental implants provide a safe and effective way to transform your smile. At Designer Smiles, experienced dentist, Dr. Diego Ospina, DMD, boasts years of experience placing and restoring dental implants. Using robotic implant surgery and artfully crafted restorations, he can encourage optimal oral health. To make an appointment at our practice in Sanford, Florida, call our office today or schedule online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small, screw-like posts that Dr. Ospina inserts into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. 

At Designer Smiles, Dr. Ospina places dental implants with the Yomi® robotic implant surgery system. The Yomi system provides important information about your teeth and jaw, allowing Dr. Ospina to create a personalized treatment plan. 

Once the robot-assisted implants integrate with your natural bone structure, you can enjoy your favorite foods with confidence. What’s more, Yomi robotic implant placement is much more accurate than traditional implant surgery. That allows for fewer complications, quicker recovery times, and improved treatment outcomes. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer many advantages, including:

  • Convenience
  • Durability
  • Easier biting and chewing
  • Clearer speech
  • Improved facial structure

Getting dental implants can also encourage optimal oral health. By replacing missing or extracted teeth, you can reduce the risk of gum recession, bone loss, and other potentially serious issues.

What does getting dental implants involve?

At Designer Smiles, getting dental implants takes three appointments.

First dental implant visit

Before placing your dental implants, Dr. Ospina conducts an oral exam. He assesses the health of your gums and takes a 3D scan of your mouth to ensure you have enough bone to support the implants.

If Dr. Ospina determines you are a candidate for Yomi robotic dental implant surgery, he uses the Yomi system to plan a custom surgical plan. The Yomi system includes special software that helps Dr. Ospina to accurately place the implants. 

For more information on the Yomi system, visit the Robot-Assisted Dental Surgery service page. 

If you experience dental anxiety or have a low pain threshold, ask Dr. Ospina about sedation dentistry. He can administer an IV to ensure your comfort.  

Following Yomi implant placement, you return home and wait 3-4 months while the implants integrate with your jaw.

Second dental implant visit

When the integration process is complete, you return to Designer Smiles for a procedure called Second-Stage Implant Surgery. During this visit, Dr. Ospina uncovers your implant which has likely been covered by gum tissue. Once the implant is uncovered, Dr. Ospina takes special impressions of your implant and the surrounding teeth, and impressions of the opposing teeth that will be biting down on your new implant crown.  These impressions are then used at our on-site lab to create your dental implant crown.

The process of making a dental implant crown is slightly longer than making a regular crown. Implant crowns will take up to 2 weeks to make. 

Third dental implant visit

This is your final implant visit, where you will be receiving the implant crown. 

Once Dr. Ospina places the restorations, you can bite, chew, and return to other routine activities right away.  

To see if you can benefit from dental implants, make an appointment at Designer Smiles by booking online or calling our office today.