Dr. Michael Gostigian, DMD and our team at Bonita Grande Dental offer dental implants and sedation dentistry in Bonita Springs, FL. Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement. Many patients and dentists prefer using implants because of their superior stability, longevity, and aesthetics compared to removable tooth replacements. Because dental implants require surgical placement, Dr. Gostigian is certified to administer gentle, safe sedation with nitrous oxide and oral sedation via a prescribed medication.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a long-term tooth replacement option that comprises a small titanium post, an abutment (connector), and an artificial tooth or teeth. The dentist surgically places the titanium post beneath the gums, and over time, the jawbone grows around the implant post through a process called osseointegration. When the gums and jaw heal, we place your custom-made restoration so you can enjoy a comfortable and functional smile.
The Process for Implants at Bonita Grande Dental
Our goal is to ensure you remain at ease and experience a pain-free, stress-free treatment. Before the procedure begins, we will settle you into your dental chair with a cozy blanket or pillow. Each of our treatment rooms also has televisions and speakers so you can listen to your favorite music or watch your favorite TV show during your visit. Next, Dr. Gostigian will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area in your mouth where he’s working so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort.
Your dentist takes digital impressions of your teeth and sends them to our dental lab partner, where they create your artificial tooth or teeth. In the meantime, we give you a temporary crown so you can still eat, smile, and socialize. As soon as your restoration is complete, we will call you back to our dental office so Dr. Gostigian will place the final prosthetic. We always make sure your new tooth is the exact shape, size, and shade you desire.
Contact Your Bonita Springs, FL Dentist Today
Do you have missing teeth and want a full, healthy smile? You can enjoy more diverse cuisine, smile and laugh without embarrassment, and more with dental implants. Please get in touch with us today at (239) 301-2713 to schedule your dental implant consultation.
We look forward to helping you reclaim your smile.