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Dental Implants in Orlando, FL

Missing Teeth? Consider Dental Implants in Orlando

Modern dentistry offers several options for replacing teeth lost to accident, age, or disease — but they don’t all offer equal benefits. If you’re contemplating restorative dental work, there are several reasons to take a close look at dental implants in Orlando.

Function

Unlike dentures, dental implants do not slip while you’re eating or limit your choice of foods to those you can chew easily. Just as with your natural teeth, avoid crunching super-hard foods such as ice cubes, unpopped popcorn, or hard candies. Overall, dental implants feel and function like your real teeth.

Durability

How long does a dental implant last? Because dental implants are a relatively recent development in restorative dentistry, available data so far indicate that dental implants can be functional for up to 25 years. With the latest improvements in materials and technique, chances are that dental implants can be expected to last even longer.

Appearance

The visible portion of a dental implant — the crown — is created to match your natural teeth. This is a great confidence-builder if missing teeth have made you shy about smiling and laughing.

Convenience

Dental implants don’t require adhesive for use, or removal from your mouth for cleaning and soaking. Caring for dental implants means maintaining them just as you do your natural teeth, with brushing, flossing, and regular dentist visits.

Oral Health

When you lose a tooth, adjacent teeth tend to migrate into the empty space. Replacing lost teeth with dental implants can counteract this tendency. The jawbone that supported the lost tooth also deteriorates when no tooth is present. Dental implants, which are anchored in the living jawbone, encourage new bone tissue to grow. Bridges often require reduction (grinding down) of the supporting teeth on each side; dental implants require no such alterations.

Want to know more? Here are basics about dental implants, how a dental implants procedure works and what to expect at each step.

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A titanium post is placed through dental implant surgery right into your jawbone (an endosteal implant) or supported by a metal framework above your jawbone and below your gum (a periosteal implant) to anchor a crown that attaches securely to the post.

How a Dental Implants Procedure Works

The dental implant procedure steps begin with a comprehensive exam by a prosthodontist or a dentist with special training in dental implants. As well as a detailed dental history, the exam may include X-rays to help evaluate the amount and quality of jawbone at the implant location. (If the jawbone seems insufficient, a strategy such as a bone graft may be an option.) Impressions of your natural teeth will help in planning the best placement of your dental implants.

Next, an oral surgeon or periodontist performs the surgery that situates the post in the jawbone for an endosteal implant (or, for a subperiosteal implant, places the framework beneath the gum and above the jawbone). When X-rays confirm that the post is located correctly, a cap is often placed over the post so that the gum heals optimally around the implant. Then the post is allowed to bond to the surrounding bone (a process called osseointegration).

When the dentist is confident that the post is secure, which may take several months, the crown is attached to the post, and the implant is complete.

Your comfort during a dental implants procedure is managed with local anesthetic, much like a typical dental appointment. Any dental implant procedure pain following the surgery is managed with over-the-counter relievers.

Is Dental Implants Insurance Available?

There are special dental implants insurance policies, but many conventional dental policies exclude dental implants as cosmetic, rather than restorative, dentistry. The cost of dental implants with insurance or without is a good reason to consult with a dental implants dentist in Orlando.

Dental Implants Cost

Because a dental implants treatment plan is tailored to each patient, it’s difficult to generalize about your expected dental implants cost. Dental implants may initially be more expensive than other familiar restorative dentistry options, but their greater long-term benefits provide a different perspective on dental implants cost. When seeking affordable dental implants, look for a single practice that can provide all the steps in your procedure. Affordable dental implants can also be achieved by choosing a practice such as Dental Implants in Orlando, which offers patient payment plans.

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