Dental ImplantsAn Overview
Dr. Carter Perkins offers dental implants for patients seeking a long-term permanent restoration for the treatment of missing teeth. Dental implants are used to restore function, health and beauty to your smile. A dental implant is the closest substitute to a natural tooth. When properly placed, the dental implant will fuse to the bone and make itself a natural part of your jaw. Implants are a permanent restoration so you can expect to eat, smile, talk and brush normally.
Our Ocala, FL dentist office will recommend dental implants to replace a single missing tooth. They may also be used to anchor a dental bridge that will replace multiple teeth, as well as to support dentures so that they are held firmly in place and won’t slip or move around when you talk or chew.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer patients with missing teeth a natural looking and functioning replacement option that also improves and supports long term dental health. Current patients have enjoyed an over 95% success rate with dental implants. They also offer:
- Superior durability and longevity
- Better preservation of bone structure
- Virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth
- Eat, drink and speak comfortably without special restrictions or risk of slippage
- Improve the appearance of the face by adding fullness to lips and cheeks
- Learn more about the Benefits of Dental Implants
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.
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.
This office is remarkable. All personnel are courteous, kind and friendly. You are always met with each wishing you a "HELLO" and a cordial conversation. I believe the doctor himself sets this total atmosphere and with his honesty and integrity insures each patient will come back and also recommend this…Thomas S.
Dental Implants What to Expect
Dental implants are a multi-phased treatment that will require several visits to our Ocala, FL dentist office. The process will begin with a precise treatment plan. Dr. Perkins will meet one-on-one with you to determine the number, type and placement of the implants needed to restore the patient’s oral health. The type of implants you receive will be determined by the number and location of your missing teeth. Dr. Perkins will work with patients throughout their implant procedure for consistent and quality results.
The next step is the surgical implantation of the dental implant. If a tooth extraction is needed, that will be performed first and then the dental implant will be surgically placed in the jawbone. The implant is a small post made of titanium that will fuse with the living bone as it heals, forming a solid structure for the replacement tooth. 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.
After the dental implant has healed, you will return to our Ocala, FL area dentist office where a small abutment is attached to the top of the implant and used as an anchor for the final restoration. We have an in-house dental lab technician that will work form Dr. Perkin’s treatment plant to design and fabricate a dental restoration that looks and fits like your natural teeth.