Dental Implants – Stuart, FL
How We Close The Gaps In Your Smile
Tooth loss affects millions of people in the United States daily, whether it’s their ability to speak or their diet. While other tooth replacement methods come close to replacing the missing functions that accommodate tooth loss, they don’t go as far as treatments like dental implants. If you’re missing single, multiple or all the teeth in your smile, don’t hesitate to contact our office directly to schedule an appointment. We’d be more than happy to confirm your eligibility and get you on the right path towards a brand-new smile!
Benefits of Dental Implants
Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants are designed to replace the entire root of teeth, not solely the crown. After an implant is placed, it undergoes a process known as osseointegration. Once complete, the implant becomes a part of your existing bone and gum tissue, ensuring a long-lasting fit and long-term reliability. Not only can you smile with confidence, but you can eat the foods you enjoy without worry of your replacement tooth shifting out of place.
Additionally, dental implants are clinically proven to last at least 25 years when placed by a professional and properly maintained. In many cases, they last for a lifetime. With success rates as high as 95 percent, even after 10 years of use, it’s a restoration that doesn’t only carry cosmetic benefits, but restorative longevity as well. By restoring the root, blood flow can continue to the mouth and face, which also prevents the early signs of aging.
Indications for Dental Implants
If you’re concerned because you have several missing teeth, don’t be. Dental implants are capable of replacing single teeth, multiple consecutive teeth (like bridges) and even all the teeth in a single arch (like dentures.)
Missing Single Tooth
To replace a single tooth, we place one titanium implant post into the jaw, allow it to heal, then place an abutment piece on top. The abutment acts as a connecter for the eventual restoration. All restorations we use are made from porcelain material to ensure lifelike esthetics and long-term durability.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you need to replace multiple consecutive teeth, we can place a pair of dental implants to hold a dental bridge. Because the implants are strong enough to hold this complex restoration, we won’t need to modify existing tooth enamel just to make it fit. This is ideal for patients who want to retain as much of their natural tooth enamel as possible.
Missing All Teeth
Whether you need to replace teeth in opposing sides of your mouth or all the teeth in your arch, implant-retained dentures are a great way to do it. If your current denture is not staying in place or you need to get it replaced anyway, we can customize your next restoration to fit on top of several dental implants strategically placed throughout the jaw.
With this procedure, a patient can literally have an entire row of teeth restored in just one day. It’s truly amazing! After placing from just four to six implant posts, we can make a bridge that connects to them immediately, so that you never have to deal with teeth that come in and out of your mouth. . This treatment is so versatile that it can even work for patients who have suffered bone loss due to tooth loss. You can literally wake up that morning with an incomplete smile and go to bed that night with a full set of teeth.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
As you find out more about your implant treatment, you’ll learn that the cost can vary significantly depending on what your needs are. For example, those who need to replace one tooth over a 3-unit bridge will pay less. Furthermore, if you need to have preparatory treatments performed before dental implants become viable, including periodontal therapy, bone grafts, or sinus lifts, your overall treatment costs will be higher.
While the cost of dental implants can seem high at first, it’s worth noting that they are meant to be a long-term investment that lasts many decades. This means you won’t have to worry about replacing your implant in the same way you would a traditional denture or bridge, and you’re getting a more comprehensive tooth replacement to boot.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are unlike any other prosthetic because they replace the entire tooth structure, including the root. This will require you to undergo a multi-phased treatment process that will take several months to complete. Although it might take longer than other options, it’s time well spent. You’ll enjoy a close replica of your natural tooth using a solution that can last for a lifetime.