Natural-looking and feeling replacement teeth in one location
One of the most durable, natural-looking ways to enhance your smile is with dental implants. An implant is made up of a crown and root, just like a natural tooth.
Implants are natural looking, feeling and acting as permanent replacements for one or more missing teeth. They can even be used to support a bridge or a denture. And, depending upon the procedure, they can sometimes be done in just one day.
Dr. Lee Sheldon and his team of dentists in Melbourne can handle all of your implant needs at one convenient location in Melbourne.
Experience and knowledge you can trust
Dr. Lee Sheldon has over 25 years of dental implant experience and really knows what he is doing when it comes to implants. In fact, Dr. Sheldon has the largest implant practice in Brevard County. You can get the whole procedure done in our office, including cases involving full-mouth reconstruction.
One of the secrets to Dr. Sheldon’s success is that he has extensive advanced training in implants with many of the leading innovators in dental treatment today. Dr. Sheldon himself is also an innovator, introducing and perfecting proven techniques and systems. His studies have led him all over the United States as well as Europe to bring the best to his patients. Dr. Sheldon is an associate clinical professor in the graduate department of periodontology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry where he trains future periodontists.
Who are candidates for Dental Implants?
Previously, too little bone would prevent people from having implants placed. The dental CT scan has changed that, allowing us to find bone support that otherwise can’t be located in traditional x-rays. And with the lifelike software that we have, we can literally design your implant case before your eyes on the computer monitor before we ever do it in your mouth. Bone grafting techniques have become simpler with the use of your own growth factors that we can easily extract from a small amount of your blood. We have a wide array of bone grafting materials always in stock, so that virtually anyone can benefit from dental implants.
It also used to be that patients who were smokers or had certain health conditions, like diabetes, were considered too high of a risk for implants. These conditions reduce the procedure’s success rate, since the patient has diminished healing capability. Thanks to advancements in the science of implants, patients with these conditions can now be treated safely and effectively.
Whether you need just one tooth replaced, many teeth replacement or full-mouth reconstruction, Dr. Lee Sheldon will do everything he can to make sure you are happy with your new and improved smile.
New Patient Special Offer
The first step in getting your implants is a comprehensive exam, X-rays and consultation with our doctors. All patients with advanced problems see a minimum of two of our doctors, so that you have a built-in second opinion. Our doctors always meet after hours to discuss and plan your case. And because of Dr. Lee Sheldon’s national prominence, he has at his disposal the opinions of the leading specialists across the country with whom he consults on a regular basis.
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Digital X-rays
- 3D CT Scan (if needed)
- Gum disease charting
- Oral cancer screening
- Discuss your treatment options
- Get any questions answered
- Get a second opinion
For only $79. Normally $424.
To make an appointment, call 321.369.9788 or click here to request an appointment online.
Our Dental Implants in Melbourne
Dr. Lee Sheldon is well equipped and fully trained to perform the various types of advanced procedures done with implants. He can place implants for single tooth replacement, multiple tooth replacement, snaps to support dentures or complete fixed-in teeth. And because of his experience, he knows which implants will work best for your particular situation. While he has used top-line titanium alloy implants for years, he is one of only a very few surgeons in the southeast placing the all-ceramic dental implant.
Whether it is full-mouth rehabilitation, which can include the latest all-ceramic Solid Bite Premium bridge – down to denture stabilization using snap type attachments to the denture – Dr. Sheldon can do the whole procedure right in the convenience of his office.
Dr. Sheldon is the only Brevard County provider of the metal-free CeraRoot implants. CeraRoot’s zirconia implants are white in color. CeraRoot is 100% ceramic, biocompatible and allergy free. It is also corrosion resistant and totally bio-inert. Dr. Sheldon receives referrals from all over Florida for his CeraRoot expertise. Learn more about Metal-Free Implants here.
Cutting-edge electronic technology
Dr. Sheldon uses a Cone Beam Scanner, which is a revolutionary low-radiation CT scanning device that scans only your head and neck region. Whether he’s placing one implant, multiple implants or a fixed bridge or denture, the Cone Beam Scanner allows him to visualize tooth relationship to bone and helps ‘find’ bone support not seen in conventional X-rays. It also reduces treatment time, surgical trauma and the need for bone grafting and sinus lifts.
Once your surgery has been completely planned, with every factor taken into account, Dr. Sheldon will sometimes create a virtual surgical guide using Anatomage’s leading-edge surgical guide software, which makes for less invasive surgery and better implant placement. As a result of all of his careful planning, Dr. Sheldon’s implant surgery is minimally invasive, comfortable and quick. And since no suturing of incisions is required, the healing time is quick as well.
In bone grafting for implants, Dr. Sheldon adds bone to the jawbone when there’s insufficient bone to place an implant. He uses state-of-the-art techniques that make implant placement more comfortable for you. He also utilizes Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF) to speed up the bone grafting healing process.
PRGFs are a by-product of blood (plasma) that’s rich in growth factors. PRGF enables the body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways at a much accelerated rate. The process is done here in the office by one of our licensed phlebotomists and requires minimal blood and is safe since it uses your body’s own resources to speed healing. And since PRGF is made from your own tissue, there isn’t any risk of disease transmission.
Implant surgery is a time-tested, safe procedure and there are not likely to be any issues during the surgery. Implant placement surgery usually takes about 45 minutes for one implant and up to several hours for multiple implants.
After the implant is placed, a temporary restoration can be placed by either your referring dentist or one of our dentists on top of the implant until the site is ready for the final restoration. On your next visit he’ll use an Osstell implant stability meter to provide objective data on implant attachment to bone. This advanced device helps prevent premature implant loading, and consequent failure, while allowing for earlier implant restoration.
Options for Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Dental implants can give you the ability to chew and smile confidently with lifelike teeth that look completely natural. No longer will you have to worry or be embarrassed about your smile. They’ll feel just like your natural teeth and fit perfectly in your mouth. And you’ll be able to say goodbye to pain, infection and sensitivity.
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or many teeth or even fitted to help secure dental bridges and dentures in place. There are many possible combinations, making implants one of the most flexible ways to replace missing teeth in dentistry today.
Single-tooth replacement If you are missing just one, isolated tooth then consider getting a lifelike single-tooth implant to fill the gap in your smile. A single dental implant is the most durable and lasting solution that gives you all the strength of a real tooth.
Multiple-teeth replacement Single implants can be used to replace several missing teeth. These teeth can also be replaced with an implant-supported fixed bridge.
Replacing all your teeth on one or both arches
If you’re having trouble with your dentures, you’re not alone. Many denture wearers have discovered “Solid Bite” permanent fixed teeth by Dr. Lee Sheldon. With Solid Bite, teeth are fixed in place with no glues.
There are various ways to go about replacing all of your teeth with Solid Bite. During your consultation, Dr. Lee Sheldon will advise you on which implant treatment is best for your particular situation.
Implant-Supported Dentures. A conventional denture is hard to use for some patients since they tend to slip. An implant-supported denture is removable and fits over a bar placed in the jaw and is then securely clipped into place by attachments. Many people discover that their confidence is improved with implant-supported dentures because of improved esthetics and well as better function when it comes to eating and speaking.
Denture Stabilization. This might be your best option if you already have dentures but they are loose or uncomfortable. Denture stabilization stops denture slippage while improving your ability to speak and chew. Your current dentures can be stabilized by placing a couple of implants with snaps on the lower and four implants with snaps on the upper arch of your mouth.
Solid BiteSM procedure. Maybe you are faced with massive tooth loss and are weighing your options. If so, then the Solid BiteSM procedure might be right for you. This procedure can secure new teeth without the need for a bone graft before implant placement. So if you have poor bone density levels it is not a problem with the Solid BiteSM procedure.
Dental Implant Before and Afters
Walter received eight dental implants
“I used to have upper and lower partials that were unsightly and uncomfortable. Now I have eight dental implants and smile all the time. My treatment from Dr. Sheldon and his staff has been outstanding. Everyone in his office makes me feel so comfortable that i no longer am afraid to go to the dentist.”
– Walter N.
To make an appointment, call 321.369.9788 or click here to request an appointment online.