Are you looking to replace missing teeth and are unsure of which type of restoration is best? There are many benefits of having dental implants over traditional restorations such as dentures. Fort Myers restoration dentist, Dr. James Mitchell specializes in the placement of dental implants. Using Nobel Implants he replaces the destroyed or missing tooth root with a secure titanium screw. Once this stable base is created and fuses with the bone, Dr. Mitchell can then create the natural looking restoration using the one-visit Cerec system. This procedure is useful for replacing one tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full arch and can last a lifetime. On this page, we have included a brief description of dental implants as well as more detailed descriptions of the different types of dental implant restorations we offer. We hope this information is useful in helping you decide which type of restoration is right for you.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself into the bone for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants, the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant. Don't wait, call (239) 204-5338 to schedule an appointment or fill out our contact form on this page.
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