Dental implants are the best type of dental procedure for replacing any number of teeth. Trust Ocoee Oral Surgery to give you the beautiful smile you deserve! These surgical procedures are the best way to replace a missing tooth.
An implant does not require the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth to be ground down to support a bridge. The crown will look and feel approximately the same as the tooth it replaced.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS AND HOW DO THEY FUNCTION?
They are prosthetic roots, usually made of titanium, that function the same way a natural tooth root would. The implant is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone. In doing so it becomes a strong and sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth, custom-made to match your natural teeth. This replacement tooth is known as the crown, and it is placed by your General Dentist, not the Oral Surgeon.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY DENTAL IMPLANT CROWN?
Caring for these implants is similar to caring for your natural teeth: brush, floss, and maintain regular dental cleanings and check-ups as recommended to keep your replacement teeth healthy.
HOW MUCH DO DENTAL IMPLANTS COST?
The cost for a single implant or multiple sets varies because no teeth are the same. The only way to know for sure the amount of work needed for your dental care is to schedule an appointment, let our Oral Surgeons examine the current state of your oral hygiene, and then discuss the proposed implant dentistry plan with your dental insurance.
REASONS FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
- Protect weak teeth from further damage
- Restore a broken tooth
- Cover a tooth that has a large filling
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Replace missing teeth
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are dental implants and how do they function?
They are small titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone, on which a General Dentist can then place a single crown (cap), fixed bridge, partial denture, or full denture.
How do I determine if dental implants are the best option?
They may be used to restore teeth for almost everyone who is missing one or more teeth.
What are the pros of dental implants?
They can replace single teeth or multiple teeth that have been destroyed by tooth decay or gum disease. The implants may last a lifetime and restore your self-esteem and ability to eat the foods you enjoy while still being able to participate in an active lifestyle.
What are the cons of dental implants?
As always, we will discuss any risks of infection, inflammation, and pain associated with a minor oral surgical procedure. If the available bone is insufficient for placing the implant, then gum and bone grafting procedures may be necessary which can create additional costs.
What is the cost of dental implants?
The cost varies based on the patient’s needs. In general, the price of replacing a single tooth with a dental implant is comparable to that of replacing it with a traditional fixed bridge.
What is the success rate of this procedure?
With a success rate of 98 percent, these implants are predictably successful for healthy individuals with good oral hygiene and health.
Do dental implants require replacements?
Although they are not in danger of tooth decay, the health of your soft tissues is essential to keeping the implants successful in the long term. Home care and professional cleanings by a General Dentist are key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, dental implants are no different.
As opposed to titanium, are metal-free implants available?
There are no confirmed alternatives to titanium dental implants at this time.
If I have full dentures or partial dentures are dental implants necessary?
The implant placement may be used to provide retention and support for a removable implant overdenture, which simply snaps onto the implants.
If you have periodontal disease can you still be considered for this procedure?
Yes, even if you have periodontal disease, most individuals interested in implants will be able to undergo the procedure if their disease is being treated effectively. However, until the periodontal illness is controlled, it may be necessary to postpone dental implant placement.