Function, Esthetics, and Confidence Restored in a Day!
Having no teeth has a major impact on your quality of life. Many of the daily activities most people take for granted—eating, speaking, and smiling—become a source of pain and frustration for you. With full mouth dental implants in Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton, FL, they never have to be again. Our All-on-4-style solution enables you to get all the benefits of a full smile back in one day. Eat a greater variety of foods. Laugh and smile without embarrassment. Speak clearly. We have just the team to help you enjoy all those again.
Dr. Lindsay Eastman has been in practice as a periodontist since 1980. With a team of highly trained periodontists including Dr. Christie Eastman-Craighead and Dr. Justin Craighead, he’s able to produce strong, healthy, beautiful smiles for patients every day. Periodontists are acknowledged dental implant specialists, completing three additional years of advanced training in dental implant placement beyond dental school. In fact, Dr. Craighead completed an additional fellowship certificate and Masters in prosthodontics to become both a periodontist and a prosthodontist. Our team has more than 50 years of combined periodontal expertise with which to serve you. Don’t trust your complete smile transformation to anyone else.
Our team will determine if full arch dental implants are right for you based on a discussion of your smile goals and a comprehensive dental exam. This includes a 3D scan of your mouth with our in-house cone beam CT scanner. We may recommend implant supported dentures if we feel they better suit your needs. From this point on we can begin planning your implant placement. Guided technology from NobelGuide™ and Simplant allows us to both complete a “dry run” of your procedure beforehand and develop customized surgical guides to use during your following visit.
Our team will place your implants on your next visit. We begin the process by making you comfortable with one or more sedation options that will keep you relaxed and pain-free throughout your procedure. We’ll then perform any preparatory treatments you may need such as bone grafting to rebuild your jawbone or tooth extractions. Following that, we’ll place your custom surgical guides over your gums and insert as few as four implants per arch through them into your jawbone. The guides make the process extremely quick and precise. Finally, temporary restorations can be placed in the same day so you can eat, speak, and smile normally while healing!
Your implant sites may take three or more months to heal following surgery. During that period, your implants will permanently fuse with your jawbone. Once that process is complete, you’ll see your restorative dentist to receive your final restorations. These will look, function, and feel just like real teeth. Take care of your full mouth dental implants and you can expect reliable performance for decades to come. With the foundation we’ve provided and your new restorations you’ll enjoy a renewed, enhanced quality of life!