Dental Associates of Florida - Lakeland
3845 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813
Do you suffer from missing teeth? You can restore your smile with a tooth implant solution that looks and feels just like your real teeth. A dental implant can be an excellent choice for anyone who has lost teeth due to gum disease, cavities or injury. Please call us today to find out more about dental implants in Lakeland.
A dental implant acts like an imitation root that is surgically placed into the jaw to support a prosthetic tooth or bridge. An endosteal implant is placed into the jawbone and is the most common type of implant. There is also a type of implant that sits on the jawbone, called a subperiosteal implant. A subperiosteal implant is often recommended for patients who have minimal bone height and can’t support conventional dentures or endosteal implants.
Since no two patients are identical, no two implant treatment plans are exactly the same. Depending on your needs, the number of appointments and procedures you need will vary. That determination will affect your final dental implants cost. Once you receive a thorough examination and assessment from a dentist, you’ll be given a detailed estimate of your dental implants cost. We’ll discuss with you the options available for affordable dental implants that will deliver the results you need.
Some insurance plans are recognizing the value of implants and are including dental implants insurance in their coverage. However, most dental insurance providers still consider a dental implants procedure to be a cosmetic one. If you’re worried about your implants cost because you don’t have dental implants insurance, you’re not alone. That’s why we offer a number of options for financing your implants. It’s our goal to put affordable dental implants within our patient’s reach.
Your dentist will create a treatment plan based on your specific set of needs. Dental implant surgery is usually carried out on an outpatient basis. That means you can go home the same day as your surgery. Most patients report minimal pain during their dental implants procedure. The dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb your mouth during the implant surgery.
In addition to the long-term cost savings you can experience with implants, dental implants have many benefits. Implant-supported replacement teeth look better than other tooth replacement options. They also prevent bone deterioration and preserve the shape of your face. You can experience a dramatic improvement in your chewing ability because of the stability of tooth implants. Unlike dentures, you never have to remove implants for cleaning. You can enjoy life without having to worry about your teeth.
There is more than one way to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. For example, your dentist may recommend a single implant or an implant-supported bridge. Mini implants may be used on patients who have low bone density or a small amount of space to fill.
Home care for implants is a lot like the care of natural teeth. Keep your dental implants clean by brushing to remove plaque twice a day. Floss once a day to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Make sure to brush all surfaces of the implant, and visit your dentist regularly.
Everyone would like to have natural teeth that last a lifetime, unfortunately many people often don’t. Thankfully, many people are good candidates for implants. We have restored the smiles of patients of all ages with this amazing dental technology. We encourage you to contact us for a consultation if you’re missing teeth or think you might need tooth extractions. Many patients who wear removable dentures choose implants so that they can enjoy life without the hassle, discomfort and embarrassment that dentures can cause.
The better your oral health is, the longer your implants will last. You can do your part by brushing, flossing and generally practicing a healthy lifestyle. That means you should avoid smoking cigarettes because smoking can weaken your bone structure. Please call us to schedule a consultation and find out how dental implants in Lakeland can change your life.