Dental Implants
 

Every day dental implants are changing peoples lives. Dental Implants are small titanium posts which are placed in the jawbone and used to anchor dental crowns. They prevent further bone loss and can restore your mouth back to correct form, function and cosmetics. The dentists at AFD, Inc. have placed and restored thousands of dental implants.

Dr. Schopler, a national leader in the field of dental implants, has achieved the highest credentials in dental implantology by both the American Academy of Oral Implantology and the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

A dental implant is a titanium "root" device used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth.

Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form endosseous implants, i.e., they appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a "root-form") and are placed within the bone (end- being the Greek prefix for "in" and osseous referring to "bone"). The bone of the jaw accepts and osseointegrates with the titanium post. The osseointegration is the component of this implant procedure that makes it resemble the look and feel of a natural tooth.

Dental implants can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures.

Use of CT scanning in implant dentistry:

When computed tomography, also called cone beam computed tomography or CBCT (3D X-ray imaging) is used preoperatively to accurately pinpoint vital structures including the inferior alveolar canal, the mental foramen, and the maxillary sinus, the chances of complications might be reduced as is chair time and number of visits.Cone beam CT scanning, when compared to traditional medical CT scanning, utilizes less than 2% of the radiation, provides more accuracy in the area of interest, and is safer for the patient. CBCT allows the surgeon to create a surgical guide, which allows the surgeon to accurately angle the implant into the ideal space .

What Implant Systems does Atlantic Florida Dental use?


Dr.Schopler is trained in the use of multiple implant systems from Astra, Straumann, LifeCore, MIS, Nobel Biocare, and BioHorizons to name a few. Atlantic Florida Dental only uses implant systems that have been approved by the American Dental Association and that have gone through the stringent testing for safety the Federal Drug Administration.

What about Mini Implants?


Mini Implants are just that, an implant with a diameter about the size of a paper clip. This type of implant does not osseointegrate as well as a regular implant for longevity. This being said, Dr.Schopler recognizes that in certain cases Mini Implants do have their uses. In an effort to help as many patients as he can Dr.Schopler does offer the Mini Implants where needed.

Where do you send your Crown and Bridge Work?


Dr.Schopler and all AFD Dentists only send our crown and bridgework to Dental Labs located within the United States. In addition all cosmetic crowns are sent to one of the premier labs in California.

What is the average cost of an implant?


Implants can run from a low of $999 per implant to a high of about $2500, with the average in our industry being about $1250. One important thing to note is that this price is just for the surgical placement of the implant itself. This price does not include any extractions or bone grafting, and also does not include the abutment or crown that is required for final restoration. These additional costs push the average for a fully restored implant to around $4000.

But how much does Dr.Schopler charge for an implant?


Several years ago a patient of ours brought us a treatment plan from a local dentist that called for 3 implants and related bridgework. The total for this treatment plan was over $12,000. At Atlantic Florida Dental, Dr.Schopler performed the same treatment for the patient for only $6000. As you can see this is more than 50% less than the other dentist for the same treatment. At our practice the price for a fully restored implant is $1999. This price is subject to change based on individual patient needs.

How many years has Dr.Schopler been placing dental implants?


Dr.Schopler has been placing implants for over 20 years. In fact, patients of Dr.Schopler's from over 20 years ago have kept coming back for all their dental implant needs. Additionally Dr.Schopler has placed well over 18,000 implants in his years as an implant dentist.

Who assists Dr.Schopler during implant surgery?


The implant surgical staff consists of State of Florida certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistants that are also implant trained by Dr.Schopler personally. In addition we have a Registered Nurse on staff who will be present during all surgeries, and will also be able to help with any medical clearance our patients may need.

 

 
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