Dental Associates of Florida - Brooksville
401 Howell Ave, Brooksville, FL 34601
Millions of people lose teeth due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, facial trauma and many other reasons. Thankfully, a dentist can replace lost or missing teeth with dental implants in Brooksville. Please contact us to find out how this versatile technology can have you smiling again.
A dental implant is a root-like device that is often made of titanium. During dental implant surgery, the titanium screw is placed into the jaw where it functions as a replacement tooth root. An implant can support a single crown or it can be used to support other types of dental prostheses, such as bridges and dentures.
Many people who want the functionality and aesthetic benefits of implants may be concerned about the cost. The cost of implants differs based on the type of implants you choose, the number of teeth being replaced and several other factors. Whether you need to replace one lost tooth or a whole mouth of teeth, our dental office strives to make affordable dental implants a reality for our patients. Even if you don’t have money to pay for the entire dental implants cost up front, we offer financing options that let you make payments over time.
Most insurance providers don’t include dental implants insurance coverage because they consider the procedure to be cosmetic. However, even without dental implants insurance coverage, it’s still possible to find affordable dental implants. Our dentists will assess your smile and recommend the implant solution that provides the maximum benefits for a reasonable dental implants cost. We understand that the dental implant procedure may seem expensive at first, but we believe that you’ll get your money’s worth in the long run.
In most dental implants procedures, there are a few common phases involved. The following example applies to an endosteal implant, which is the most common type. Once your jaw is ready for surgery, a titanium post will be put into place within the jawbone during the dental implants procedure. The jawbone will heal and bond with the implant over the course of several months, and then the upper part of the implant, called the abutment, will be attached to the implant. Finally, the crown will be placed on the abutment.
There are several reasons why a dental implant is considered to be a superior method of tooth replacement. First, when a tooth is extracted, you will start to experience bone loss at the site of extraction over time if nothing is done to replace the tooth. An implant can prevent that bone loss because it will provide stimulation to the bone that is similar to the stimulation provided by a tooth’s natural root. Secondly, when you replace a tooth with an implant, your dentist doesn’t have to grind down neighboring teeth like they would have to do to install a fixed bridge.
There is a wide selection of restoration options available with implants. If you are missing a front tooth, the best treatment may be a single implant. An implant-supported bridge can replace several missing teeth without disrupting adjacent teeth. Mini implants and subperiosteal implants are an option for patients who’ve been told they don’t have enough bone density for implants. In contrast to an endosteal implant, a subperiosteal implant rests above the jawbone but below the gum tissue.
Taking care of your implants is a lot like taking care of your natural teeth. Your dentist may recommend special brushes, toothpaste brands and rinses that you can use to help maintain your implant restoration. Your dentist will work with you to develop a care plan, including follow-up visits to monitor the condition of your implants, teeth and gums.
Anyone who is in good overall health can be a dental implant candidate. An ideal recipient of a dental implant has healthy gum tissue and enough bone in the jaw to support the implant.
With proper care, your implants can last a lifetime. Implants are similar to natural teeth in that brushing and flossing still apply. Keeping the implant clean and free from plaque will help to improve its longevity. Other factors affecting an implant include your oral health and the location of the implant. Please contact us today if you’d like to benefit from dental implants in Brooksville.