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What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root created as a permanent fixture to replace a missing, damaged or lost tooth. Dental implants are the most common form of treatment for repairing and restoring damaged and missing teeth.
At Affinity Dental Group, we deliver the best dental implants Kissimmee has to offer. From single dental implants to multiple implants and even all-on-four implants, we can handle it all. Our team of professionals has years of experience consulting hundreds of patients and helping them restore their oral health to the fullest, through our implant dentistry services.
One reason for the popularity behind implants is that they are far more effective as a long-term solution for patients with severely damaged or missing teeth. Implants will not come loose and are a permanent solution and will even improve your overall health as they do not require altering nearby teeth to support the implant. This means your remaining teeth are left intact.
What is a Single Dental Implant?
When a person has lost a single tooth due to an accident, injury, decay or disease, a single dental implant may be the best option for you. This single implant will fully function and look like your old natural tooth. As the surrounding teeth are not affected or altered by the dental implant, you will be preserving the health of neighboring teeth. Not to mention the single implant will be aesthetically appealing, easy to reach and clean and function exactly like a healthy, natural tooth.
During your consultation, our dental professionals will conduct a thorough assessment of your condition and determine the exact course of treatment necessary to restore the lost or damaged tooth. The exact size, type, and design will be determined to restore your lost tooth to full functionality and appearance.
Multiple Dental Implants:
Dentists suggest that implant bridges could be an excellent option for those who have more than two missing teeth and want to avoid detachable partial dentures.
In certain cases, a patient will require multiple implants when they are suffering from more than one missing tooth. If this is the case, two fixtures may be implanted, followed by an implant-supported bridge. If necessary, any damaged teeth will need to be surgically removed. This is followed by the placement of the dental implants. Depending on your specific case, this may be done in the same appointment or may be done after your gums have been allowed to fully heal. The implant-supported bridge is now attached and will be a permanent fixture, restoring full functionality.
All-on-Four Dental Implants:
All-on-four dental implants make it feasible for only four implants to help replace an entire set of teeth. Patients no longer have to go on living in discomfort or choosing dentures as their only treatment option. Today, ‘all-on-four’ implant restorations are becoming increasingly popular among patients needing to restore a full arch of teeth. All-on-four implants are a set of permanent, life-like set of teeth, attached to implants and surgically positioned to the jaw. There will be little to no differentiation between these implants and natural teeth.
With all-on-four implants you can restore your original smile. All-on-four dental implants are generally made from acrylic fused to titanium which allows them to fuse with the living bone of the tooth. The implant eventually becomes a part of your jawbone structure and is a permanent foundation for your new teeth. Surprisingly, even though this method is used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, all-on-four dental implants help save both time and money.
How are Dental Implants Placed?
At Affinity Dental Group, your initial consultation will consist of a comprehensive examination of your mouth to get an exact idea of your overall oral health. This involves a detailed visual assessment by one of our highly trained dentists and may require additional testing to determine the exact course of treatment for you. During the actual all-on-four procedure, antibiotics are administered before the surgery and you will be placed under IV sedation or local anesthesia while the surgery is performed.
Next, an incision will be made in the treatment area. This creates an open flap where the dentist will then prepare the bone, using a small drilling instrument, for the placement of the dental implant. At this point, the titanium post, called the tooth root implant, is secured inside the bone. As this heals, the bone grows around the new implant, fixing it securely in the jaw. This healing period can vary from six to twelve weeks.
The next step consists of a small connector post, known as an abutment, getting attached to the titanium post. This will securely hold the new arch of teeth in place. The costs of dental implants can vary and depend on such factors as the number of teeth being replaced, the number of implants required and whether any additional procedures are required before dental implant surgery. Once our dentist examines you and determines your individual requirements, they will be able to provide you with an accurate quote for the treatment.
To find out more about what kind of dental implants Kissimmee has available or to schedule an appointment at Affinity Dental Group, please feel free to give us a call or schedule online and we will ensure you get seen at the next available appointment.
Ten Reasons to Smile Again!
1. An Implant has the same strong chewing force as that of a natural tooth.
2. Economical and durable
3. Feeling as natural as a natural tooth.
4. Protection of teeth next to missing tooth.
5. Relief from the discomfort of wearing dentures.
6. As comfortable as a natural tooth.
7. No chance of cavity.
8. Maintenance of healthy jawbone.
9. Chewing remains an enjoyable experience.
10. Increased stability in the full denture.
Affinity Dental Group uses Top Quality Implants by Hiossen.