Dental implants are medical-grade titanium structures that are surgically inserted into a person’s jawbone. These structures are capable of supporting a single tooth, a bridge or even an entire arch of teeth as needed.
Losing a permanent tooth can be a troubling experience. Teeth are essential for basic tasks like chewing and speaking, and they have a big impact on one’s overall appearance. If tooth loss isn’t treated, it can lead to further issues such as facial structure loss, jawbone deterioration, tooth shifts and bite imbalances. Fortunately, most missing teeth can effectively be replaced with dental implants.
Implants are commonly considered the best way to secure replacement teeth, as the implants will provide the same functionality as natural tooth roots. An added benefit of the titanium material is that it will fuse with the jawbone over time, preventing the bone deterioration that comes with tooth loss. These advantages make dental implants the ideal treatment option for patients suffering from tooth loss.
Jacksonville Gentle Dentistry offers support for endosteal, All-on-4 and Teeth-in-a-Day implants.
Endosteal implants are some of the most versatile and widely-used dental implants available. This type of implant consists of a simple structure that is inserted into the jawbone for the purpose of supporting a single prosthetic tooth or multiple replacement teeth. Endosteal implants may also be used to help secure a dental bridge or a complete set of dentures. Their simplicity makes the installation relatively simple, and it helps to reduce patient recovery times. As a result of their great performance and ease-of-use, endosteal implants have become the most popular type of implants used in modern dentistry.
Patients who need to replace an entire row of missing teeth often consider All-on-4 implants. This procedure involves using four strategically placed implants to support a full top or bottom row of prosthetic teeth. The four implants will provide strong support for the new teeth, helping to ensure that they remain steady and secure. Since only four implants per arch are installed, patients enjoy minimal recovery times, and there is a reduced risk for any complications.
With teeth-in-a-day implants, patients are able to receive a set of dental implants and a brand-new set of replacement teeth in just one day. After the implants have been installed, the patient will be fitted with a temporary restoration while a permanent customized restoration is built. The patient can then return when the permanent restoration is ready to have it properly fitted and secured to their implants.
If you are suffering from tooth loss, then dental implants may provide the ideal solution for you. Our team will work to restore the look of your smile and provide you with new teeth that offer superb functionality. Please call one of our offices to schedule an appointment.