Dental Implants in Orlando
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 Types of Dental Implants Are There?
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.
A traditional dental implant is placed and allowed to grow together with the jaw bone over the course of several months. A temporary tooth replacement may be used during this recovery period. However, long healing times are not always required -- an entire arch of teeth can be replaced using a method known as All-on-4 or Teeth In a Day.
Additionally, mini dental implants use a smaller dental implant post to support prosthetic teeth in tight spaces or in areas lacking sufficient bone tissue.
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.
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.
What Is the Process for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are placed in two major phases: implantation and restoration. The amount of time in between will vary based on the method of dental implant placement you are undergoing. Traditionally, dental implant procedures take about a year to complete.
- First, the dental implant(s) will be placed beneath the gum line.
- Once they have healed, the replacement teeth will be affixed to connecting abutments on top of each implant post.
Once your dental implant procedure is complete, you should maintain proper oral hygiene and visit your dentist as recommended to keep them healthy and strong in the jaw.
What’s the Difference between Guided Dental Implants vs. Non-Guided Implant Placement?
A guided dental implant procedure will have maximum success, as this method limits the 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!