FAQs

FAQs2017-04-20T17:34:44+00:00
faqs
Why Choose Dr. Zaman/Florida Dental Implant & Aesthetic Center?2017-04-13T09:45:20+00:00

With over 10 years of combined experience, our team is experienced, knowledgeable, and love what they do. Our team is excited to meet you and work with you, whether they are explaining a procedure in an initial consultation, or performing expert surgical care for your new dental implant. We are here to provide warm, compassionate care at the highest level.

Who is Dr. Zaman?2017-04-13T09:44:54+00:00

Dr. Zaman is trained in three dental specialties: Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics and Periodontics. He is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr. Zaman holds a faculty position in Post Graduate Prosthodontics at Nova Southeastern University.

Will my dental implants actually last for a lifetime?2017-04-13T09:43:54+00:00

Our dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Dental implants have proven to be the longest lasting restorative process in dental history. There are occasions where repairs are required for patients who have bitten on something too hard, or are habitual teeth grinders, but implant repairs are typically fast and inexpensive. It is rare that an implant itself will need repair, but if this is the case, Dr. Zaman and the staff stand behind their work and are committed to your satisfaction and your well-being.

Will my titanium implants set off alarms on metal detectors?2017-04-13T09:43:12+00:00

No, they will not set off alarms on metal detectors. Dental implants are similar to standard fillings and crowns and are not identified in a security scan.

What about my regular dental cleanings?2017-04-13T09:42:47+00:00

Patients should maintain their regular dental cleanings; we recommend three or four times per year.

For overdentures, do I remove my teeth at night like regular dentures?2017-04-13T09:42:21+00:00

Permanent fixed overdentures are removable only by your oral surgeon. You live with them just as you would your natural teeth. Removable overdentures, however, 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.

Will periodontal disease affect my dental implants?2017-04-13T09:41:57+00:00

Periodontal disease is mainly caused by infected teeth. When teeth are removed, then so is the source of infection. Dental implants are made of titanium, which does not become infected. However, you should still exercise good oral hygiene and have cleanings four times a year even if you have dental implants.

Will my habit of grinding my teeth damage my dental implants?2017-04-13T09:41:32+00:00

People 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 may require more frequent maintenance. Fortunately, our dental implants are designed with repairs in mind. For less than the cost of a crown, damaged surfaces can be replaced.

Does it matter how old I am?2017-04-13T09:41:06+00:00

Our dental implant solution is appropriate for adult tooth loss. Regardless of the patient’s age, we always recommend them to have their health evaluated by their primary care physician before embarking on any type of surgery.

Are dental implants a solution primarily for people who wear dentures?2017-04-13T09:40:40+00:00

Our dental implant solution is ideal for denture wearers and 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. And if you are a denture wearer, then we definitely recommend dental implants. Life with dentures usually 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, choosing to have permanent dental implants will be life-changing.

How long will the dental implant process take?2017-04-13T09:40:11+00:00

Florida Dental Implant & Aesthetic Center’s dental implant process can be done in as little as one day! With Dr. Zaman it is possible to arrive in the morning and leave in the afternoon with beautiful permanent teeth. However, no two patients are alike and treatment times may vary depending on factors like 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.

Will there be a need to leave the office without teeth?2017-04-13T09:39:45+00:00

No. If the process is not yet complete, we 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.

What are the foods I should avoid after my surgery?2017-04-13T09:39:20+00:00

Although the material used for your dental implants is very tough and designed for normal function, take note that there are things you may bite on that will be harder than the materials your implants are made from. We advise our patients to avoid popcorn kernels, hard nuts, hard candies, hard pretzels, ice, and other foods that require crushing. Because your dental implants will 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 in the office for roughly the same cost as a normal filling.

My previous dentist advised me that I do not have sufficient bone for dental implants. Can Florida Dental Implant & Aesthetic Center help me?2017-04-13T09:38:52+00:00

Don’t be discouraged if your previous dentist told you that you do not have enough bone for a dental implant. Dr. Zaman employs 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. Although there are still cases where bone needs to be added, this can be done through a simple minor bone graft procedure.

What makes Florida Dental Implant & Aesthetic Center different from other dental implant centers?2017-04-13T09:37:18+00:00

Florida Dental Implant & Aesthetic Center provides 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. Florida Dental Implant & Aesthetic Center 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.