Make your smile your greatest source of confidence and transform your oral health with dental implants from Lake City Dental. Dental implants are an excellent, natural-looking, long-lasting option for replacing missing teeth. Losing a single tooth or multiple teeth can greatly affect your self-esteem. Whether you are missing teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, or an oral injury, dental implants can restore your beautiful smile.
Our dentists in Lake City believe everyone deserves a smile they are proud of, and implants can help make that a reality. Our experienced Lake City dentists will work with you to help you achieve the best smile possible with implants, using the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment. Contact our office today to learn more about our available dental services and to schedule an appointment for treatment!
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants, also called tooth implants or teeth implants, comprise small posts, usually made of titanium, that serves as a substitute for the root of a natural tooth. A connector, or abutment, is placed over the dental implant, connecting it to the replacement tooth. Finally, a dental crown serves as a replacement tooth and is custom fabricated to match the patient’s natural surrounding teeth. Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, where they serve as the roots of missing teeth. During the procedure, the titanium in the implants is fused with the patient’s jawbone, which prevents the implant from slipping, making noise, or causing bone damage.
A dental implant is an optimal solution for patients who experience tooth loss, whether it occurs as a result of an accident, oral trauma, decay, extraction, or another cause.
When natural teeth are lost, jaw bone deterioration and other health issues can occur as a result. Implants can help prevent these problems and restore the function and appearance of a missing tooth or missing tooth by acting as a replacement tooth. Dental implants are a permanent solution that provides comfort, security, and confidence over other treatment options. Lake City Dental can help you improve your quality of life with high-quality dental implants customized to your needs. Contact us to learn how dental implants can restore your smile!
Types Of Dental Implants
There are two main types of dental implants: endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. Our Lake City dentistry team can help you identify and choose the tooth implant option that best meets your needs, preferences, and specific dental requirements. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for dental implants and to learn more about our procedures.
An endosteal implant is surgically placed within the jawbone. Following the procedure, and once the surrounding jaw and gum tissue heal, a secondary surgical procedure is performed in order to connect the implant post to the original implant. Thereafter, the artificial tooth (or teeth) is attached to the post, either alone or grouped with multiple teeth on a denture or bridge.
A subperiosteal implant consists of a metal frame that is surgically attached to the jawbone, just below the gum tissue. After surgery, and once the gums heal, the frame fixes to the jawbone. Implant posts, which are attached to the frame, protrude through the gums. Artificial teeth are then mounted to these posts.
What Are Dental Implants Made From?
Most dental implants are made from a combination of two different materials: zirconia and titanium, each of which is highly durable and can easily be modified to a pleasant, natural-looking appearance to implanted teeth. What’s more, these extremely durable teeth implant materials provide patients with full functional use of their new teeth with a seamless fit and complete comfort.
Our dentists in Lake City, FL, comprise highly trained and skilled implant dentists and dental technicians who routinely place and restore single dental implants and full-arch replacements affixed with dental implants, using the highest quality dental implants available. Contact us today to learn more about our dental implants.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants from our Lake City dental practice replicate the entire structure of natural teeth, making them a permanent solution for patients with one or several missing teeth. Implants offer patients an array of aesthetic, functional, and health benefits that endure the tests of time. To learn more about what implants can do to improve your smile, contact us!
- Prevents Bone Loss
- Matches Your Natural Teeth
- Lasts A Lifetime
- Restores Your Oral Health
- Enhances Oral Function
- Feels Like Natural Teeth
- Better Bite Security
- Boosts Self-Confidence
- Simple To Maintain
When Are Dental Implants Necessary?
Dental implants are a common type of treatment for addressing the loss of teeth. Patients can lose one or more teeth for a variety of reasons. No matter the cause of your dental implant needs, our dentists can help revitalize the look and health of your smile with implants. Implants are necessary when a patient is missing teeth, but they cannot or do not desire dentures, crowns, or bridges. Replacing missing teeth is critical, as the consequences of removing or losing one or more teeth without replacement can result in severe issues in the future, like the deterioration of the jaw bone, teeth shifting out of place, and other oral health and overall health problems.
Dental implants restore the overall function of the mouth, support a healthy bite, prevent bone deterioration, and support a healthy jaw bone, all while boosting oral health and improving self-esteem and self-confidence. Patients who are missing teeth or those who have decayed teeth that require removal may be the perfect candidates for dental implants. Additionally, patients who have a good level of oral hygiene; with healthy teeth and gums; have an adequate amount of bone in their jaw; have good overall health; do not smoke, and those with a fully developed jaw are ideal candidates for dental implants.
Whether you require a single dental implant or your need a full arch implant, we have the perfect solution for you! Contact us today to see how dental implants from Lake City Dental can restore a beautiful, healthy smile.
How To Care For Dental Implants
Among the wide array of benefits of getting dental implants is their ease of care over time. Yet, there are still a few implant-care tips you should use to properly maintain your new dental implants. Your dentist will provide you with complete instructions detailing how to best care for your dental implants. After you receive your dental implants, you may have to use a toothbrush with nylon bristles, as they are gentle on implants. Avoid using a toothbrush with the firm or hard bristles, as these can wear away at dental implants. Additionally, you should avoid using any abrasive oral hygiene products. With dental implants, it’s critical that you floss twice a day, as plaque can easily build up in between and around implants and surrounding teeth.
Your dentist will be happy to provide you with recommendations for choosing the best oral hygiene products to use while caring for your new dental implant! In addition to avoiding abrasive oral hygiene products, you should also avoid abrasive, hard, and sticky foods, such as ice, caramel, dried fruit, hard candy, hard or crusty bread, chips, and steak, among other foods. By avoiding these foods and foods like these, you can better help ensure that your dental implants remain in great condition. Depending on your overall oral health, you should visit your dentist at least twice each year. With proper at-home care and in-office visits, your dental implants can last your entire life! Contact us today to schedule your appointment.