Dental ImplantsAn Overview
For patients with missing teeth, dental implants provide stability, function and beautiful aesthetics.
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that replace both the missing tooth and tooth root structure. Designed to fuse with the jawbone, implants provide unparalleled support for the jaw and bite. 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 offer dental implants for single, multiple or a full arch of missing teeth. Our Dunnellon, FL dentist office is equipped with state of the art dental technology for highly consistent, lasting results. We use digital imaging and 3-D design printing technology for natural looking and securely fit dental restorations. We also offer our patients digitally guided implant surgery techniques for more precise implantation.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Replacing missing teeth is essential for promoting long term oral health. Dental implants are the most natural and secure way to replace missing teeth, offering long term oral health benefits.
Dental implants support:
- Natural bone regeneration
- Gum health
- Stable bite alignment
- Facial integrity
- Prevention of future tooth loss
- Natural, beautiful smiles
- Health, varied diet with out restriction
Dental implants can be used to replace individual missing teeth or can be used to secure a bridge or an entire denture. Implants stabilize dental restorations for a more stable bite and help to prevent further deterioration of the patient’s oral health.
Patients with a poorly fitted denture may consider securing their denture with dental implants. Implant secured dentures do not slip while chewing or speaking for a more confident smile. They can also stabilize your dental health, minimizing bone loss in the jaw and the risk of further periodontal deterioration.
My husband and I both go here. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. It's nice not having to stress because I have to go to the dentist! We're very happy we made the switch!Linda K.
Dr. Perkins is not only a wonderful dentist, he actually cares about his patients. He takes the patients needs into consideration as well as making certain that they're comfortable and goes into detail about their treatment. His staff are above average in making you feel welcome to his practice.Pat K.
Dr. Perkins and his staff are very caring and professionals. They took their time to make sure that my new dentures looked and felt great. Extractions went very well. My new dentures are remarkable. I highly recommend Perkins Dental.Bruce
This is the best dental practice that I have ever been to. I highly recommend them due to the quality of their staff, their professionalism, and friendliness. Keep up the good workMark C.
Dental Implants What to Expect
Dental implants are a multi-phased treatment that will require several visits to our Dunnellon, FL dentist office. Dr. Perkins will work with patients throughout their implant procedure for consistent and quality results. We use state of the art dental technology for advanced and highly precise implant treatment planning and implant placement.
- Treatment Plan
Dental implants often take precise planning to allow for optimal use of the healthy bone structure that is needed to secure the implant for a lasting result. The treatment planning phase will include one-on-one time with Dr. Perkins to determine the number and placement of the implants needed to restore the patient’s oral health. The number of implants necessary will vary depending on the patient’s oral health needs and the number and location of missing teeth. Dr. Perkins will also discuss what type of restoration the patient will require for completing the dental implant.
- Surgical Procedure
The dental implant (s) are surgically implanted into the jaw. The implanted titanium posts typically take approximately 3-6 months to heal fully. During the healing phase, the implant fuses with the jawbone creating a permanent bond. Once the implant has healed, the patient will return to our Dunnellon dentist office for placement of the final dental restoration. In the interim, the patient may receive a temporary dental restoration.
- Fitting the Final Restoration
A small abutment is attached to the top of the implant and used as an anchor for the final restoration. The patient will receive either a custom-designed dental crown, bridge or denture depending on the number of teeth they are replacing. Our in-house dental lab technician will work with Dr. Perkins to design and fabricate a dental restoration that 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 make personalized recommendations for maintaining your oral hygiene, and the integrity of your new implants or implant supported dental appliance. Routine dental care is essential to allow for continued monitoring of the implant for successful longevity.