Frequently Asked Questions
Lifetime Teeth Today is a breakthrough, simplified approach that renders a fully functional dental solution for tooth-loss in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost of standard implants. Lifetime Teeth Today is one of the few dental implant centers that houses a board certified oral surgeon and fully equipped lab all in one place. This makes it possible to arrive in the morning, and depart in the afternoon with a complete major mouth restoration.
If you’ve been told that you do not have enough bone, don’t be discouraged. We employ unique techniques that are beyond the scope of standard dental implants. In most cases these specialized techniques allow us to place implants using the patient’s existing bone where this would not be possible at a standard implant center. There are still cases where bone needs to be added; this can be done through a simple minor bone graft procedure using a special grafting material.
Normally, patients return to normal activity within 3-5 days after surgery. Generally there is little pain or discomfort; however, around twenty percent of patients experience some bruising, which may cause some patients a slight delay returning to their normal routine.
For the most part, you can enjoy a normal diet and all of your favorite foods. However, although the material used for your dental implants is very tough and designed for normal function, there are some things you may bite on that will be harder than the materials your implants are made from. Patients should avoid popcorn kernels, hard nuts, hard candies, hard pretzels, ice, and other foods that require crushing. Because the implants feel like your natural teeth, it may be easy to forget, and sometimes damage may occur. Fortunately, dental implants are easy and inexpensive to repair, normally done in the office for roughly the same cost as a filling. This is a distinctive advantage over standard porcelain bridges and crowns which are much more brittle, cannot be repaired, and must be completely replaced at a much higher cost.
Lifetime Teeth Today offers several financing options that allow our patients to have the teeth they always dreamed of, eat the foods they enjoy, and smile with confidence. In addition to our financing options, patients can use low interest home equity loans, or loans from local banks. Also, depending on your age or income, there may be tax deductions available that can substantially offset the cost of your dental implants. If the dental implants exceed 10% of the cost of the patients adjusted gross income, that patient may be eligible for a tax deduction. If the patient is over 65, until December 31st 2016, the patient may claim a tax deduction if the implants exceed 7.5% of their adjusted gross income. We recommend that you discuss these potential deductions with your accountant or tax specialist.
No. If the process is not yet complete, Lifetime Teeth Today will provide you with a perfectly fitting temporary solution. Obviously, your ability to enjoy your favorite foods may be affected until the process is complete and you leave our office with your final, beautiful permanent teeth.
The Lifetime Teeth Today process can be done in as little as one day. It is possible to arrive in the morning and depart in the afternoon with beautiful permanent teeth. However, no two patients are alike and treatment times may vary depending on factors such as pre-existing infections, insufficient bone, the need to remove existing teeth, and the amount of implants required. In most cases, the process will range between three and sixteen weeks, but could take longer if substantial bone grafting is required. A consultation with a board certified oral surgeon would provide an accurate time line for your specific circumstance.
Lifetime Teeth Today is ideal for denture wearers, but is also a perfect solution for anyone who is suffering from tooth loss. Dental implants are beautiful, allow you to eat the foods you love, preserve the natural bone, are designed to be a permanent solution, and even feel like your natural teeth. But if you are a denture wearer, then dental implants are definitely for you. Life with dentures means messy pastes, discomfort, slipping, inability to eat favorite foods, a shrinking jawbone and the constant fear of being seen without your teeth. For denture wearers, changing to permanent dental implants is nothing short of “life-altering”.
Lifetime Teeth Today is an appropriate solution for adult tooth loss. Regardless of the patient’s age, all patients should have their health evaluated by their primary care physician before embarking on any type of surgery.
Individuals who have a history of grinding their teeth may find this habit difficult to break. Just like your natural teeth, grinding can wear down the surfaces of your implants and require more frequent maintenance. Fortunately, dental implants are designed with repairs in mind. For less than the cost of a crown, surfaces can be replaced.
Periodontal disease is primarily caused by infected teeth. When teeth are removed, so is the source of infection. Implants are made of titanium, which does not become infected. Patients should still exercise good oral hygiene and have cleanings four times a year.
The permanent fixed overdentures are removable only by your oral surgeon. You live with them just as you would your natural teeth. If you have opted for the removable overdentures, they are anchored very firmly in place and are “snapped” in and out as desired. You may remove these as you wish for cleaning, but other than that, there is no need to remove them.
Patients should maintain their regular dental cleanings; we recommend three or four times per year.
No, the implants are similar to standard fillings and crowns and are not identified in a security scan.
Lifetime Teeth Today dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. In fact, dental implants have proven to be the longest lasting restorative process in dental history, 25 years and counting. There may be occasions where repairs are required for patients who have bitten on something too hard, or are habitual teeth grinders, but repairs are typically fast and inexpensive. It is rare that an implant itself will need repair, but if this is the case, the surgeons and staff at Lifetime Teeth Today stand behind our work and are committed to your satisfaction and your well-being.
Dr. Trevisani is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, a licensed Pharmacist and Dentist, with specialized training in Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Trauma, and Dental Implants. He has been practicing in Central Florida since 1996.
Dr. Trevisani is likely a name you’ve heard before, as he comes from a family of physicians and surgeons, many of who are practicing locally. The Trevisani’s are known for their excellence, compassion, and care.
Reputation, excellence and compassion. Dr. Trevisani is one of the few physicians with the distinction of Board Certification in Oral Surgeons who can perform all services under one roof in a single day. His extensive training in Oral Surgery, Dental Implants, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Trauma, Pathology, Pharmaceuticals and Dentistry make him one of the highest qualified physicians available. He is also one of the few in the area to offer the advanced 3D imaging CB500 CT Scan, which assists Dr. Trevisani in determining a patient’s bone structure, allowing him to treat patients with more precise placement of the dental implants.