Stuart, FL Dentist
Are you missing teeth? Dental implants are a safe, long-lasting replacement option for teeth. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth. We use the latest technology and prioritize your comfort when placing dental implants. Schedule a consultation with our team today to see if dental implants are the right choice for your smile.
Implantation is the first stage in a two-part process for placing dental implants. The dental implant, a small titanium post, is gently placed into your jaw by our doctor. This post functions as an artificial tooth root. As it heals, the implant will fuse with your natural bone, creating a strong, secure foundation for the replacement tooth or denture. Throughout the process, our team takes great care in ensuring your comfort.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are an aesthetically appealing and effective solution for tooth loss. There are many benefits to choosing dental implants, including:
- Natural looking smile: Dental implants are crafted to closely resemble your natural teeth, resulting in a natural-looking smile.
- Improved oral health: Since there is no need to alter surrounding teeth to anchor implants, your natural teeth are preserved intact, improving long-term oral health.
- Improved speech: With removable, non-anchored dentures, teeth can shift within the mouth, causing slurred or mumbled speech. Dental implants remove that concern.
- Improved comfort: Dental implants avoid the slipping and discomfort of removable dentures.
- Improved function: Dental implants function like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat without pain.
- Durability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
- Protect healthy bone structure: Empty spaces caused by tooth loss can lead to the deterioration of the jawbone. Dental implants fill the gaps, protecting your bone structure.
- Long-term solution: Dentures must be replaced every 5-7 years. Dental implants, when cared for properly, can last a lifetime.
There are several factors that our doctor will consider before recommending dental implants. Some of these include:
- Adequate bone support to anchor the implant
- Healthy gum tissue
- Sinus and nerve location
- Overall health, including any chronic illnesses
In some cases, our doctor may recommend advance treatment for your upper or lower jaw to enable you to have the bone support needed for implantation. Your treatment plan is customized based on your individual needs.
During your consultation, be sure to tell us about any medications you are taking. Your health and safety are paramount.
Contact our office today for more information on dental implants or to set up a consultation.