Dental implants provide a permanent solution for those patients with chronic oral health problems. It is secured with the jawbone or skull and can be used with other appliances such as a crown, bridge, denture, or facial prosthesis. Though dentures are a popular choice, dental implants may be a better option. Unlike dentures they will not slip out of place and embarrass patients when they are out in public. Dental implants can be brushed and flossed, while dentures need to be removed and cleaned frequently.
Because dental implants are made of porcelain, our staff can color and hone them into shape to match the affected tooth. Both durable and stain resistant, porcelain can last a lifetime with the proper care. Dental implants are constructed of three parts. The first is secured to the jawbone. The second is the support used to hold the artificial teeth. The crown is the last piece, making up the visible portion of the tooth.
Patients can contact our team here at O'Sullivan, DeLuca & Ressel Dental Care where we can provide you with dental implants in our offices. Schedule an appointment today.
Who Needs a Dental Implant?
Those patients experiencing pain or discomfort while chewing as well as those with loose, cracked or badly decayed teeth can all benefit from dental implants. Dental implants can improve the overall oral health of the patient by removing the damaged teeth and nearby tissue. This can decrease the chance of infection and improve the outcome of the procedure.
Why Dental Implants?
Instead of worrying about dentures slipping while in public or needing to have them reshaped because of a changing gum alignment, patients can choose a permanent solution with dental implants. Taking the place of cracked, chipped, or decayed teeth, dental implants allow the patient to have an overall healthier mouth, brighter smile, and greater confidence in their appearance. They also can stop potential life-threatening infections of the gums, mouth, and tongue.
How to Place Dental Implants
Dental implant placement involves an initial appointment. During this time, our staff will use the latest imaging technology to create a complete picture of the affected teeth and surrounding tissue including gums, tongue, and mouth. This will allow them to assess the necessary procedural requirements and take the proper steps to ensure the implants will fit correctly.
Using the generated images in conjunction with computer-aided design and manufacturing tools, our office staff will create dental implants to fit the exact specifications of the patient’s mouth. This improves the patient’s comfort level and overall satisfaction with the end result. It also reduces the chance of infection with a proper fit.
At the second appointment, our staff will secure the implant to the mandible, anchoring the support for the artificial porcelain teeth. Shaped specifically for the patient’s mouth, the final result will be a beautiful, bright smile. You can then brush and floss your dental implants just like natural teeth.
If you believe the dental implant option can be beneficial to you and can assist in improving your smile, please contact our office here at O'Sullivan, DeLuca & Ressel Dental Care. You can call our team at (352) 666-9898 or stop by our office to schedule an appointment.