Your Implant Surgery & What to Expect
Total Care for Comfortable and Effective Treatment
Dr. Rapoport and Dr. Schuler take great care to prepare you for your implant surgery so your procedure is efficient, comfortable and safe. This starts from the day you receive your new patient exam and continues through the day of your procedure and into all of your subsequent follow-up appointments.
Our doctors will do thorough follow-up after your procedure so your post-operative experience is comfortable and your fully healed implant is stable and will last a lifetime.
Full Diagnostics and Planning
Your doctor will obtain your full medical and dental history, X-rays and 3D CT scans of your teeth and jaw for accurate assessment of what will be needed to place your implants stably. He will coordinate his work with your physician if you have any medical situations that need to be taken into account.
Special planning software for accurate placement
Dr. Rapoport and Dr. Schuler use your 3D images in special software to map out the exact placement angle and position for each of your implants, and they will determine ahead of time if any bone grafting is needed.
PreSurgery Conferences and Preparation
You will meet with your entire surgical team well before the day of surgery. Your doctor will give you a prescription for any medications to take before and after your procedure. He will also give you presurgery and postsurgery dietary instructions. You will be briefed on exactly what will happen on the day of surgery so you know what to expect at each step.
Arranging your transportation the day of surgery
Since you will be under sedation on the day of surgery, you will be instructed to have someone drive you to our office for your appointment and back home after treatment. You will also be instructed to not operate any machinery or drive for 24 hours after receiving anesthesia.
Your Surgery Day
On the day of your surgery, you will be warmly greeted by our staff and taken to your treatment room.
Your anesthesiologist will administer your anesthesia and/or sedation so you are comfortable. Your implant doctor will then gently extract any teeth as needed, perform any necessary bone grafts and place your dental implants—you will experience minimal to no discomfort.
You will receive your new temporary teeth
We will mount your new temporary crowns, bridges or dentures after your implants have been placed. They will be very aesthetic and will align perfectly with the rest of your teeth.
We will make you comfortable after treatment
You will be able to rest in one of our comfortable rooms after surgery until you are picked up to be taken home. We will provide you with appropriate refreshments as you desire.
The doctor will call you that evening
Your doctor will call you after you get home to personally check up on you and ensure everything is all right, answer any questions you have and give you any additional instructions that may be needed.
You will be back in action fast
You will be able to go back to work and resume normal activities very fast after your implant surgery. For single-tooth or multiple-tooth implant placements, you can most often be back to work the very next day.
If you are receiving the All-on-4 New Teeth in One Day procedure, your doctor will instruct you to take off work the next two days after the procedure. You will need this time to adjust to your temporary dietary needs and get used to your new temporary teeth.
You will receive precise written instructions on how to best care for your healing implants after placement. You will also get exact instructions on what kinds of food to eat, as well as how and when to take any prescribed medications.
Following your instructions exactly will minimize any downtime and make for a comfortable postoperative experience.
Monitoring your healing
Your doctor will arrange your follow-up appointments as needed to monitor your healing progress. When your implants have fully healed, you will receive your permanent, beautiful new teeth.