What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a comprehensive solution to tooth loss. No matter how many teeth are missing or from where in the jaw they have been lost, each implant gives you back the entire tooth structure -- from the supportive root to the visible crown. Dental implants offer a better replacement than any other method currently available. They are surgically placed and, over the course of four to six months, promote the growth of bone tissue to gradually bond together with your jaw bone. Once this process, known as osseointegration, is complete, the dental implants provide a sturdy foundation for the crown, bridge, or denture that is affixed on top.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Because they offer a comprehensive solution to tooth loss, dental implants offer a wealth of benefits for patients who are missing teeth. Some of the most significant advantages of this tooth replacement method include:
Dental implants closely mimic the structure of your natural teeth.
Dental implants stabilize the jaw for continued oral health.
It is easy to brush and floss a tooth/teeth restored with dental implants.
Dental implants support a balanced, nutritious diet.
Dental implants fit right from the first day and for years to come.
When cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime.
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Indications for Dental Implants
There are a few methods of dental implant placement available, and the one that is right for you will depend on the particulars of your oral health needs. The good news is dental implants can be used to replace single, multiple and even all teeth in a given arch with ease. Keep reading to learn how we make it happen!
You can replace an entire arch of missing teeth in just one day while enjoying the security of dental implants. All-On-4 is a convenient and effective solution to treat complete tooth loss. As few as 4 titanium implant posts are strategically placed into your jaw to anchor your denture. This eliminates any slipping or irritation to give you the next best thing to your real teeth.
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What Tooth Replacement Solution Do I Need?
No two patients are exactly alike, so we’ll need to complete a tooth replacement consultation in order to provide a treatment plan that fits your unique needs. During your tooth replacement consultation, we’ll examine your current level of oral health, review all of your tooth replacement options, and partner with you to create a plan that will keep a healthy, flawless smile on your face for years to come.
Dental Implant Process
When you visit Dr. Russo for dental implants, the process will take place over the course of two phases. During the first phase, our team will examine your mouth to determine whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants and draw up a treatment plan and timeline for you so you know what to expect. Our team is able to complete the entire process in-office, so you won’t have to worry about travelling between specialists. The next phase of the process will be restoring your mouth by attaching your bridge, crown, or denture to your implant. You can learn more about the details of the treatment by clicking the link below.
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What’s the Difference Between Guided vs. Non-Guided Implant Placement?
A guided dental implant procedure will have maximum success, as this method limits the position, angulation and depth of the drill to ensure that the dental implants are placed precisely where they need to go. Non-guided implant placement is still a viable option for many dentists and their patients, but by offering the latest technology, we can vastly improve the success rate of dental implants -- a number that was already high to begin with!
To learn even more about dental implants, we invite you to contact us to schedule an appointment today. We can’t wait to help you enjoy all the benefits of this comprehensive tooth replacement option!
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Dental Implant Salvage
Dental implants come with many advantages that set them apart from other replacement options. They not only have a success rate of over 95% but can also last 30 years or more when properly maintained. However, there are relatively rare cases of dental implant failure. If you have any concerns with your implant, call us right away so Dr. Russo can evaluate the cause of the problem. When implant salvage is possible, he’ll create a treatment plan to preserve your implants for many years to come.
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Advanced Dental Implant Procedures
Dental implants have a long-term success rate of over 95%, and part of that success relies on having healthy jawbone to provide implants with the strength and support they need. Since the jaw becomes thinner and weaker over time when the teeth are lost (or may be naturally thinner in certain areas), Dr. Russo may recommend preliminary treatment such as a bone graft or sinus lift to prepare the jaw for an implant procedure. Learn more about these advanced treatments and how they’re used to lay the foundation for long-term implant success.
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How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
It is difficult to estimate what your dental implants will cost without a consultation from your implant dentist. There are a number of factors that can affect how much you should budget for dental implants, including the following:
The health of your jawbone. If a bone graft or sinus lift is needed to increase the volume before implant placement, the price will increase.
How many dental implants are required, since each post is individually placed.
Special considerations like additional anesthesia or sedation.
Where in the jaw the dental implants will be placed.
During an initial consultation, we can give you a good idea of what you can expect to pay for dental implants based on these factors.
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Dental Implant FAQs
With decades of experience as a dentist in Orlando, Dr. Russo has seen the benefits of dental implants firsthand: dramatically better chewing strength, a more natural look and feel, and the potential to last a lifetime are just some of them! But it's still completely understandable to have a few questions about the procedure before making a decision. Below, you'll find answers to several common FAQs to help you have the information you need. And, as always, you can give us a call anytime with any other questions you may have.