Are you missing teeth? Do you wish you could smile with confidence again?
Dental implants are the most natural way to replace any number of missing teeth. From single tooth implants to a full mouth implant secured denture, Dr. Carter Perkins offers dental implant services from the comfort of our state of the art Dunnellon, FL dentist office.
Dr. Perkins begins every dental implant procedure with a comprehensive oral health exam. We work with patients to ensure their total oral health by examining all aspects of their teeth, gums and jaw. Our dental care team takes the time to answer your questions and to listen to your concerns and goals. Together, we can help you restore your most beautiful, natural, healthy smile.
What is so great about dental implants?
Dental implants have become the number one choice in tooth replacement for their long term oral health benefits and for their beautiful aesthetics. Dental implants can help prevent bone deterioration, gum recession, additional tooth loss and facial sagging. Dental implants function, feel and look just like your natural teeth.
Dental implants were designed to mimic the structure and functionality of a natural tooth. Dental implants are comprised of three main parts. Each part plays an important role in the success of the implant.
- The implant post- the post is a small titanium screw. This post is surgically implanted into the jaw bone and mimics the missing root structure. The bio-compatible titanium the post is made from naturally fuses with the jaw bone. This process help to stabilize the jaw and will help prevent the face from sagging or receding as is common in patients with missing teeth.
- The abutment- the titanium post takes about 3-6 months to fully integrate with the jaw. Once the implant has healed, Dr. Perkins will attach a small abutment to the top of the implant. The abutment protrudes from the gum line and is used as an anchor to hold the dental restoration.
- The dental restoration- Modern dental restorations are made from high quality dental grade ceramic. The material reflects light just like natural teeth and can be color matched to adjacent teeth. Dental restorations look like real teeth and can be made to blend seamlessly with your natural smile. Dr. Perkins is an AACD member with years of experience creating beautiful results with dental restorations. A dental crown, bridge or denture can be anchored using dental implants. Dr. Perkins will work with our in-house dental lab tech to design a restoration that will complete your dental implant.
We use 3-D imaging, eliminating messy impression trays as well as 3-d designing so you can preview your new tooth, and 3-D printing for highly precise results. If you are missing even one tooth you are compromising your oral health and facial integrity. Dr. Perkins has over 30 years of experience providing comfortable, beautiful, lasting reults. Dental implants have an over 98% sucecss rate and can help to protect your long term oral health. If you want to learn more about how dental implants can help you, or to find out if you are a good implant candidate, contact our Dunnellon, FL dentist office or click here to request an appointment online.