Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants

Your Best Option for Full Mouth Dental Implants

Your Best Option for Full Mouth Dental Implants

Years ago, individual teeth were replaced with individual implants. That’s right. If you needed to replace a full set of teeth, that meant 10-14 screws in each jaw. But thanks to the ever-evolving advancements in technology, the latest options we offer require as few as four strategically placed implants per jaw. Ultimately, the best technique for you will depend on your bone anatomy and the amount of available bone in your jaw, and that’s where we come in. Here are your options:

The Fixed System

This technique involves a minimum of four implants which allows the teeth to be fixed—screwed directly into connectors that are attached to implants which are placed under the gums. You benefit: Your dentist can easily and comfortably remove the replacement teeth for cleaning and maintenance to ensure no infection or hassle.

The Removable System

Our removable system is an excellent option for those who don’t qualify for the fixed system. It requires a metallic frame with connectors that attach to the implants. Fastened to the frame is a full-mouth dental bridge. Your doctor will guide you in manually removing the bridge until you’re comfortable with the process on your own. Your benefit: this system offers extremely good stability.

The Locator Overdenture

As the most popular and affordable system for full mouth dental bridge rehabilitations, the locator overdenture contains a set of connections on the implants that attach to the connections in the denture/bridge. Ideally, Dr. Valiente would use four dental implants in the upper jaw and a minimum of two in the lower. Your benefit: Patients can take these out and put them back in quite easily.

The bottom-line is that you have options. And the options do not involve over 20 implants. So, no matter your situation, rest assured that the latest and greatest full mouth dental implants alternative is waiting for you. All you’ve got to do is sit down with your doctor and find out which would be the best fit.

At our Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants office, we use advanced planning techniques, such as Cone Bean CT scans and digitally designed surgical guides, to optimize surgical outcomes. In other words, Dr. Valiente and our staff use state-of-the-art technology and techniques at every opportunity to ensure the highest level of oral care. Advanced healing therapies, like L-PRF, decrease pain and discomfort by reducing swelling and inflammation. In fact, post-surgical discomfort and pain for our patients is virtually non-existent. Call us today to schedule a consultation! 813-968-5400

We offer three top notch, reputable, and proven procedures that are both highly effective and easily attainable.

Why You Should Choose a Board-Certified Oral Surgeon

Why You Should Choose a Board-Certified Oral Surgeon

You’ve been told by your dentist that you need dental implants to replace missing teeth. And now you’re wondering where you should go to have the procedure done. We know that this decision can be overwhelming and even confusing. That’s why we offer you this guide—a list of things to consider when choosing an oral surgeon.

The Importance of a Specialist

If you’re thinking: “I love my dentist. Why can’t my dentist perform my oral surgery?” The truth is, your dentist probably can, but here’s the thing. An oral surgeon’s sole focus is oral surgery—all day, every day. As a specialist, Dr. Valiente, our oral surgeon at Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, has undergone extensive and concentrated surgical training unique to oral surgery, and he has specialized equipment and materials close at hand. In fact, an office like ours, equipped with instrumentation specific to oral and maxillofacial surgery, allows for Dr. Valiente to perform procedures quickly, precisely and comfortably. Another bonus: Oral surgeons are trained and certified to administer anesthesia—truly optimizing the comfort of your treatment.

The Ins and Outs of Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is a surgical specialty that is built on a dental foundation. In other words, when Dr. Valiente finished dental school, he went on to attain specialty training beyond the expertise of his dental credentials. Oral surgery is, simply put, mouth surgery and jaw and facial reconstruction, and Dr. Valiente has been practicing this unique specialty since 1995.

The Specifics of Oral Surgery Training

Upon completion of dental school, dental graduates have the option of choosing a specialty. Oral Surgery was Dr. Valiente’s specialty of choice which meant:

  • 4-6 years of hospital training in a variety of areas, including anesthesiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, intensive care, general surgery, ENT plastic surgery, and neurosurgery.
  • Extended study and skill development of the mouth, face and jaw region.
  • Hands-on experience, thorough research and complete analysis of:
  • Dental Implant Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Wisdom Tooth Removal
  • Corrective Jaw Surgery (Orthognathic Surgery)
  • Facial Trauma
  • TMJ Surgery
  • Pathology & Reconstruction
  • Facial cosmetic Surgery

The Details Behind Board Certification

Dr. Valiente has been a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons since 2000. As a board-certified oral surgeon, he completed an additional series of rigorous requirements, from written and oral examinations to a review of his surgical expertise by a panel of peers, proving he’s achieved the highest level of competence. Dr. Valiente maintains his certification by continuing to fulfill ongoing professional education requirements provided through national meetings, seminars, lectures, and special courses.

The bottom-line? Choosing a board-certified oral surgeon to perform your oral surgery is choosing the most qualified and highly trained surgeon within a specialty, specifically, the mouth, face and jaw region. This will not only guarantee the best treatment possible, but also ensure a peace of mind that you are truly in the hands of an expert.

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