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Dental Implants: Lifelong Tooth Replacement Therapy

john Maher - Saturday, January 16, 2016

 

At first, dental implants might seem like a scary concept; in fact, they’re actually a simple way the achieve permanent, lifelong tooth replacement in a relatively short amount of time. At Dental Specialists of Orlando, we’ve been providing patients with custom dental implants in Orlando and central Florida for decades. If you’ve lost a tooth, a dental implant can be the perfect way to restore function and aesthetic to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Don’t waste time with removable dentures or semi-permanent options that need to be replaced after a few years. With dental implants, we can give you back the smile of your dreams.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificially made tooth roots that are placed in the jaw. The implant can be used to hold a bridge or a replacement tooth, and are a great alternative for dentures. There are two types of implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants are place in the bone, and are the most commonly used. Subperiosteal implants are placed on the bone, and are great for patients who cannot wear traditional dentures. Dental implants are said to be so strong that they may be stronger than natural teeth, and will typically last a lifetime. The procedure for dental implants involves the consultation of both a dentist and a periodontist, in order to determine the best placement for the implant. At Dental Specialists of Orlando, we are dedicated to making sure that your implant is placed perfectly to fit your needs, as well as the condition and anatomy of your mouth. If only one tooth needs to be replaced, an implant and a crown will be placed in the mouth. If several teeth need to be replaced, bridges supported by implants are a great option. Even if you need all of your teeth replaced, we can help. With implant-supported full bridges and dentures, we can give you back your pearly whites. Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth, and can even look indistinguishable from your natural teeth when you smile. Implants do not lead to bone deterioration or interfere at all with speaking or eating. While a dental bridge supported by teeth may only last a few years, an implant is completely permanent, and may only require a few adjustments over time. By filling empty spaces in the mouth, implants prevent deterioration of the jawbone, and help restore firmness and strength by stimulating the growth of natural bone. With dental implants, you don’t have to fuss with removable dentures, or worry about your teeth slipping. Your teeth stay in your mouth, where they belong.

What Is the Cost of Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are an investment into the future function, health, and beauty of your smile. Because they last a lifetime, they are the perfect choice for preserving your smile. Dental implant costs

will vary based on each patient’s unique needs. We consider the number of implants needed, the type of restoration that will be anchored to the implants, whether or not surgery or a bone graft is required, and the type of implant utilized.

Who Is A Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

The best candidates for dental implants are patients in good health. If your jawbone has enough strength to support implants, and your gum tissue is healthy, you may be a candidate.

What Should I Expect After The Procedure?

After your procedure, our team will work with you to ensure you have the best plan possible to care for your new smile. With follow-up check ups, we can keep track of how the implant is settling into your mouth, as well as any changes to your teeth or gums. Just like your own teeth, it is important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen. Make sure to brush and floss properly twice a day, and limit intake of sugary drinks and candies.

At Dental Specialists of Orlando, we strive to help you make the smile of your dreams come true. Losing your teeth can be painful both physically and emotionally, so we make it easy to restore both function and aesthetic with the highest quality dental implants. As our patient, you will receive personalized care from a team that is dedicated to perfection. Don’t settle for the hassle of removable dentures, or time-consuming tooth-supported bridge. Dental implants are permanent, beautiful, and will give you a beautiful smile for a lifetime. Schedule a consultation with us today to find out if dental implants are right for you.

 

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