Dental Implants

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Project Description

Your Dental Implant Solution in Gainesville Florida – A Strong, Secure Tooth Replacement

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The loss of a tooth or multiple teeth can create risks for your oral health. Dental implant treatment provides you a secure tooth restoration following tooth loss or tooth damage.

Your dental implant forms a strong and stable new tooth root. It functions as your natural tooth, prevents bone tissue loss, and enables you to smile, eat, and speak without hindrance.

Dental implants are built to last. With proper care they can outlast dentures and tooth supported dental bridges.

Dental implants stay secure in your mouth when eating, smiling, and talking. Avoid the embarrassment associated with missing teeth and dentures that loosen, shift, fall out, or make noise (clicking).

Missing teeth cause your facial muscles to sag. Dental implants help retain the natural shape of your face and your smile.

Untreated tooth loss can lead to the loss and deterioration of your jawbone tissue and its strength. A dental implant preserves and stimulates the growth of your bone tissue and prevent bone loss.

A dental implant forms a secure, non-removable new tooth structure. Brush, floss, and care for your dental implant as you would your natural teeth.

Removable dentures can hinder your ability to speak clearly and enjoy certain foods. Dental implants provide you a strong bite and the ability eat what you choose.

Your dental implant isn’t vulnerable to cavities. It’s essential that you stay consistent with dental check-ups and routine dental care to assure that your implant is healthy and functioning properly.

Dental bridges can require your surrounding teeth to be altered. Dental implants are placed into your jawbone, adapt to your tissue, and protect your healthy teeth from the potential damage caused by grinding or tooth movement.

Bridgework, removable dentures, and failed root canals can increase your oral health risks and treatment costs. Dental implants are reliable with a high success rate as a tooth replacement solutions.

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Replace a single missing tooth

Dental implant treatment can fully restore a single missing tooth. The treatment provides you long-lasting results following your procedure.

An initial examination includes imaging, treatment planning, and the opportunity to discuss your general and dental health.

The placement of your dental implant fills your missing tooth gap and forms a new tooth root.

An abutment (post) is placed inside your implant to hold your temporary tooth while the implant heals and adapts to your bone tissue.

Your new permanent tooth (a dental crown) is placed on the post (abutment) to form your new, secure tooth structure.

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Replace multiple missing teeth

Your dental implant treatment can fully restore the loss of multiple teeth. The procedure uses individual dental crowns or an implant supported bridge to restore your tooth function.

An initial examination includes imaging, treatment planning, and the opportunity to discuss your general and dental health.

The placement of your dental implant fills the area where your teeth are missing and forms a new tooth root at each location. Temporary teeth can be placed while your implants integrate with your jawbone tissue.

An abutment (post) or an extension is placed to hold your replacement teeth while the implants heal and adapt to your bone tissue.

Your new fixed, implant supported bridge or custom-made replacement teeth (dental crowns) are placed on the post (abutment) to form your new, secure tooth structure.

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Total tooth replacement in a full arch of your mouth

Dental implants can form the foundation for replacing all of your teeth in the upper and/or lower arch of your mouth.

An initial examination includes imaging, treatment planning, and the opportunity to discuss your general and dental health.

The placement of your dental implants fills the areas where your teeth are missing and forms a new tooth root at each location. Temporary teeth can be placed while your implants integrate with your jawbone tissue.

Abutments (posts) or connectors are placed and designed to anchor your replacement teeth.

Your custom-made replacement teeth can be an implant supported fixed bridge or what’s known as an implant supported over-denture.

Support for your implant when necessary

An amount of healthy, natural bone tissue is required to support your dental implant(s). Insufficient bone can be caused by:

  1. Gum disease
  2. Defective tooth development
  3. Long term wearing of dentures
  4. Facial injury or trauma
  5. Untreated gaps following tooth loss or tooth removal
  6. Dental procedures that inadequately restored your bone tissue

Bone Grafts

Bone can be rebuilt and restored a variety of ways to support your dental implants. The procedure can often be completed in one office visit.

Bone grafts build up or add bone to your jaw. The bone tissue can be obtained from your own body, donor sources, or from synthetic sources.

Your bone graft procedure can be completed in our comfortable Gainesville dental office. Local anesthesia is used along with sedation to help eliminate any anxiety.

Post-procedure instructions including antibiotics and dietary recommendations will enable your bone graft area to heal. Follow-up appointments are required to monitor your healing process prior to implant placement.

Sinus Lift (Sinus Augmentation or Sinus Elevation)

Your missing upper back teeth can be difficult to restore with implant treatment. Tooth loss in this area can create an enlarged sinus cavity as bone deterioration occurs.

A sinus lift provides bone augmentation in this area to support your dental implant. Bone tissue is added below your sinus to support one or more dental implants.

The bone tissue must be allowed to develop before your dental implant is placed. Your development period can last from four to 12 months to assure that your implant procedure is secure and long-lasting.

Ridge Expansion (Ridge Modification)

Your jaw might not be wide enough to support a dental implant. A bone graft can be added to the small ridge (or space) along the top of your jaw.

Implant placement time frames can vary. Some can be placed following ridge expansion and others require four to 12 months to allow the ridge to fully heal.

A dental implant is a safe and durable tooth replacement solution. Your investment is cost-effective and with proper care will last for many years.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implant Treatment

Tooth loss can damage your oral health. Tooth replacement is necessary to preserve your gum and bone tissue when you lose one or more teeth.

A dental implant replaces your missing tooth root and provides a secure tooth replacement. Your tooth function and appearance will be restored following the placement of a dental implant.

A dental implant creates a new tooth root in the gap caused by tooth loss. An implant is made of surgical grade titanium and is designed to adapt to your gum and bone tissue following placement

A secure new tooth (dental crown) is attached on the surface of the dental implant to restore the ability to eat, chew, and smile confidently.

A dental implant will stay secure. Each implant is placed into your jawbone where it adapts to your bone tissue.

Tooth replacement with a dental implant will not shift, move, or slip as dentures are known to do. A dental implant will last for over 10 years with proper care.

Adequate jawbone tissue is vital to support a dental implant. A bone graft or a sinus lift can provide the necessary bone tissue to support dental implant treatment.

Bone tissue is obtained from a select source to increase supportive bone in your missing tooth gap or in the area near where the implant is to be placed.

1. Fixed dental implant-supported overdenture

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Dental Implant Placement

If all your upper or lower teeth are missing, a custom-made denture may be secured using dental implants. The number of implants will vary for each patient.

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Make Custom Overdenture

You will be fitted for a custom overdenture that attaches directly to the implants. The holes in the overdenture will be covered after attachment.

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Overdenture Attached

Your new teeth are firmly supported by the implants to stimulate the jaw and maintain bone.* Your dentist can remove the denture when needed for maintenance and cleaning.

2. Removable Dental Implant-Supported Overdenture

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Dental Implant Placement

If all your upper or lower teeth are missing, multiple dental implants may be used to support a denture that can be removed by the patient for cleaning.

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Custom Overdenture Created

You will be fitted for a custom-made bar that attaches to the dental implants to support a new overdenture. Your existing denture may be modified to be worn during this period.

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Attach Custom Overdenture

The new overdenture will have attachments which snap or clip it into place. Your new teeth are firmly supported by the implants to stimulate the jaw and maintain bone.* You will be able to remove the denture easily for cleaning.

3. Dental Implant-Stabilized Overdenture

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Dental Implant Placement

If all your lower teeth are missing, another option may be to stabilize your removable denture using a small number of implants. This can sometimes be a cost-effective solution.

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Overdenture Fitting

After healing, abutment posts are attached to the implants. Your current denture can sometimes be modified, or a new denture can be created.

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Over denture Attached

The modified denture is snapped into place, where it is retained by the dental implants and supported by the soft tissue. You simply snap the denture out each night for cleaning.

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Contact us about dental implant treatment in Gainesville. Schedule your initial examination to discuss your dental implant procedure for replacing your missing teeth.