What are Dental Implants? The implants themselves are titanium screws, which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
– Durable Made of titanium and other durable materials.
– Maintenance Free Implants are attached permantly to the bone.
Dental Implants are one of the fastest growing and successful new procedures to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are an alternative to conventional bridges and dentures. This is one of our specialties at Orlando Family Dental.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything. Knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved, they can smile with confidence.
Dental Implants are specialized titanium fixtures placed into the jaw underneath the gum that biologically bond to living bone. Once healed they act as anchors to allow the attachment of porcelain or acrylic teeth. Dental Implants restore the natural look, feel and function of natural teeth. You’ll be able to chew, enjoy and digest your food, and look and feel better.
The Procedure: The process starts with an initial consultation and examination. This helps us determine whether or not you are a candidate for an implant. We evaluate the health and state of your gums, teeth, and bones. We also spend quite a bit of time explaining the procedure and answering any questions you might have regarding implants. This visit might also involve x-rays including a panoramic x-ray to give us a better view at the jawbone structure.
Once we determine that an implant is a viable option for you, we schedule a visit to remove any remaining teeth parts. We take this opportunity to further evaluate the site for the implant. If there is enough bone structure already in place we begin the process of installing the post that will naturally adhere to the bone and eventually hold the replacement tooth. Otherwise we wait for the gum and the bone to grow to secure a stronger anchor for the post.
Once the post is in place and bone and gum tissue has grown around it, we are ready to insert the replacement tooth unto the post. We secure the tooth to the post to ensure a solid and comfortable bite. There is a follow up visit usually scheduled a few weeks after to evaluate the robustness and comfort of the implant. We also instruct you about the routine care required for your implant.
– The process is simple, the materials used are top-grade, and the results are spectacular.