Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that replace the missing tooth and root structure. They provide unparalleled support for the jaw and bite because they are designed to fuse with the jawbone.
Dental implants have become the gold standard for replacing missing teeth due to their natural function, appearance, and success rate. The implant procedure has a nearly 98% success rate, higher than any other dental procedure.
Dr. Carter Perkins offers dental implants for single, multiple, or a full arch of missing teeth. Our Dunnellon, FL dentist office uses state of the art dental technology for highly consistent, lasting results.
We use digital imaging and 3-D design printing technology to ensure the dental prostheses fits perfectly. We also use digitally guided implant surgery techniques for more precise implantation.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth is important for long term oral health. Dental implants are the most natural and secure way to replace teeth. They offer long term oral health benefits.
Dental implants support:
- Natural bone regeneration
- Gum health
- Stable bite alignment
- The natural shape of your face
- Prevention of future tooth loss
- Natural, beautiful smiles
- Health, better diet without restriction
Your dentist can use dental implants to replace individual missing teeth with a dental crown. Multiple dental implants can secure a dental bridge or an entire denture. Implants secure dental restorations for a more stable bite and help support the patient’s oral health.
Patients with a poor fitting denture can switch to dental implants to secure their denture. Implant secured dentures do not slip while chewing or speaking for a more confident smile. They can also support your dental health, reduce bone loss in the jaw and the risk of further periodontal deterioration.
The Dental Implant Steps
Dental implants involve several steps and visits to our Dunnellon, FL dentist office. Dr. Perkins will work with patients during their implant procedure for consistent and quality results. We use state of the art dental technology for highly precise treatment planning and dental implant placement.
The treatment planning phase will include meeting with Dr. Perkins. He will consider many things to determine the best implant treatment for to restore your oral health. Dental implants require exact planning. Optimal use of healthy bone structure is needed to secure the implant for a lasting result. We will use many diagnostic tools to map out your implant placement. The number of implants necessary will vary depending on the patient’s oral health needs. Also, we will consider the number and location of your missing teeth. Dr. Perkins will also discuss what type of restoration you will need for completing the dental implant.
Your dentist will need to insert the dental implants into the jaw during a surgical procedure. These titanium posts typically take about three to six to heal fully. During this time, the implant fuses with the jawbone creating a permanent and strong bond. After this phase, you will return to our dentist office for placement of the final dental restoration. We will place a temporary dental restoration during the healing phase.
Fitting the Final Restoration
Your dentist will attached a small abutment to the top of the implant and use it as an anchor for the final restoration. Depending on how many teeth you are missing, you will receive a custom-designed dental crown, bridge, or denture. Our in house dental lab technician will work with Dr. Perkins to design and make your dental restoration. This will ensure that is looks and fits like your natural teeth. Once your dental restoration is secure, your smile will look, function, and feel like your natural teeth.
Dr. Perkins will give you instructions on how to care for your oral hygiene. This is to protect the integrity of your new implants and dental appliance. Routine dental care is vital. It allows your dentist to monitor your implants to ensure they are working properly.
Dental Implants FAQs
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants provide a full range of cosmetic and oral health benefits including:
- Prevents bone loss
- Protects the shape of your face
- 98% success rate
- Natural chewing function
- Stable bite alignment
- Prevents gum recession
- No dietary restrictions
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
Dr. Perkins will discuss sedation options for the implant procedure before treatment. Our dental care team will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable during your implant procedure.
Why should I replace my missing teeth?
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants helps prevent further damage to your remaining teeth and your gums. Missing teeth can cause additional tooth loss, bone loss, facial sagging, and increases the risks of gum disease and gum recession. Dental implants function like natural teeth supporting long term oral health.
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Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation In Dunnellon, FL
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in the Ocala, FL and Dunnellon, FL area. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your oral health, budget and to learn more about the benefits of dental implants.