That Won’t Come Out
If you want an attractive solution for your missing teeth, dental implants may be right for you. We surgically attach your implants for a firm hold. They won’t come out while you’re talking or chewing and you’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods again.
Dental implants function just like your natural teeth. And they eliminate the pain and discomfort that’s often associated with dentures. Dental implants are also the only tooth replacement option that stimulates healthy jawbone growth. They work so well, it’s almost like you never lost a tooth in the first place.
Are You a Candidate?
If you’re interested in restoring one or more missing teeth, then dental implants may be right for you. Dental implants can be used to:
- Replace any number of missing teeth
- Anchor a dental bridge
- Secure dentures for a really firm hold
- Provide a natural-looking smile
The Dental Implant Process
The first step on your road to a new smile is your consultation. During this visit, your dentist will ask you some questions about your treatment goals and generate a 3D digital scan of your mouth using our fast and convenient KaVo Cone-Beam CT system.
If you decide to go with dental implants, we can schedule your treatment calendar right away.
The next step is placing the titanium fixture, which is the part of the dental implant that functions as the anchor for your new tooth. Your jawbone will develop a strong bond with the fixture through a process called osseointegration.
Osseointegration takes about three to five months to complete. When the fixture is firmly in place, we’ll finish the process by adding the middle section called the abutment and your attractive porcelain crown. Now your new smile will be ready to share.
Sometimes, patients need a little extra help to get ready for the implant process. In these cases, your dentist may recommend a supplemental procedure to prepare the patient for dental implants. Common supplemental procedures include treatment for gum disease, a sinus lift to raise the sinus floor in the upper jaw, or bone grafting to provide the necessary bone density to support a dental implant.
Mini Dental Implants—Restore an Arch in Just One Day
Mini-implants are thinner implants that are used primarily to stabilize an upper or lower denture. If the teeth have been missing for many years, the bone continues to shrink under the dentures. The mini-implants are very effective in this thin bone, and the dentures can be snapped into place. This is generally done in one appointment with new or older dentures.
Dental Implant FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
Taking care of dental implants is really easy. All you have to do is brush and floss them like you would a natural tooth. Visiting the dentist every six months for a cleaning and examination will also help ensure their longevity.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes, dental implants are safe. In fact, they’re the only restoration that promotes oral health by encouraging natural jawbone growth.
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
You’ll have to check with your insurance provider to see how much coverage they offer for dental implants. You can also give us a call at (850) 878-5186 to find out more about our convenient payment and financing options. We partner with CareCredit, a private lender that features low-interest and interest-free plans to make sure your treatment matches your budget. Visit our financing page to learn more.
What do I do if there’s a complication with my dental implants?
Your Implant Dentist
Dr. Leadbeater has completed a course of study at the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute. She has the training and experience to restore your missing teeth with dental implants. When you meet with Dr. Leadbeater, she’ll help you find the perfect solution to restore your smile.
If you have any questions about our dental implants, give us a call at (850) 878-5186. Or just fill out the easy contact form below, and we’ll get right back to you. Your new smile is closer than you think.