The Predictability of Dental Implants

Lakeland oral surgeon Sean Walcott places hundreds of dental implants a year. He uses advanced technology, detailed treatment planning, and the finest materials to ensure lasting results. Dr. Walcott uses advanced technology to plan precise, personalized surgeries. He also utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to ensure outstanding results.

High Rate of Success

Implants are made of titanium, a completely biocompatible material. When Dr. Walcott inserts these posts in your jawbone, they will integrate with your bone tissue through the process of osseointegration. Following your complete recovery, implants will be a permanent part of your oral structure. Dental implants are one of the most successful forms of elective surgery with a 98% or greater success rate when done by an experienced dental implant specialist like Dr. Walcott.

Determining Your Candidacy for Treatment

To ensure implant success, Dr. Walcott will first determine your candidacy for treatment. You should have generally good oral and physical health. Untreated gum disease can affect your candidacy, so treatment for present gum disease may be a prior requirement. Autoimmune diseases and blood disorders may also affect your ability to receive implants. Your jawbone health is another important factor. If you have suffered bone resorption as a result of tooth loss, your jaw bone tissue may not be of adequate density and volume to support implants. Fortunately, Dr. Walcott also offers bone enhancement procedures such as bone grafts and sinus lifts to improve your candidacy for implants.

Detailed Treatment Planning & Advanced Technology

Dr. Walcott will carefully plan your treatment using advanced imaging technology. With CT scans and cone beam imaging, he can view a 3-D image of your jaw to find the strongest areas of bone and place your implants precisely. He will also use a surgical technique called Piezosurgery® that utilizes ultrasound waves, rather than manual surgical instruments. The gentle tools remove bone tissue with minimal discomfort and reduced recovery time. The ultrasound tools also reduce the risk of infection, bleeding, and other complications following surgery.
Because a successful surgery will depend on how well your jawbone heals around the implants, Dr. Walcott may recommend plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) to promote faster healing. He will take a sample of your own blood. Then he will isolate the plasma, which has a high protein content. The PRGF will help your bone to heal more quickly with a reduced risk for complications.

Surgical Experience

For predictable surgical success, it is important to seek the services of an experienced oral surgeon such as Dr. Walcott with years of experience in implant placement and other forms of oral surgery. After receiving his Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he completed an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Personal Attention

Dr. Walcott will take the time to create a detailed treatment plan in keeping with your individual needs. He will spend personal time answering your questions so that you feel confident about your upcoming procedure and its results.

Many factors lead to predictable results!

When you receive implants from an expert like Dr. Walcott, you are likely to enjoy stunning results for years to come. We offer a no charge initial consultation for dental implants. Contact our office today to schedule your FREE first appointment.