Dental Implants in Daytona Beach
Regain a Brilliant & Complete Smile
Dental implants can provide a sturdy replacement for one, two, or even a whole row of missing teeth. The total treatment time for dental implants ranges from six months to a full year, but the benefits of a secure tooth replacement are significant. Dental implants replace the missing tooth, as well as its root. When cared for properly, dental implants can stay healthy and stable for the wearer’s lifetime.
Dental implants in Daytona Beach are the most effective method of tooth replacement available today. In fact, they are the only truly comprehensive solution to tooth loss. Nothing else replaces your missing tooth as well as its root. The team at Indigo Dental provides dental implants for people in and around Daytona Beach. Below, we will explore how dental implants work, a few considerations to keep in mind concerning dental implants, and who is a good candidate for implant dentistry.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants have existed in some form or another for hundreds of years. The first evidence of dental implants actually dates back to 600 AD — when pointy rocks and bone were found implanted in the jaws of human skulls. Today’s dental implants, however, are made of titanium and enjoy a 95% success rate in eligible patients.
Dental implants work because they are made of titanium, a material that naturally integrates with bone matter. Over a period of about six months, the dental implants fuse with the jaw in a process known as osseointegration. This fusion is what provides the prosthetic tooth replacement — the crown, bridge, or denture — with unsurpassed stability.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
When you’re considering your options in tooth replacement, you should know that dental implants take time — as much as a year to complete. But they’re well worth the months spent! There is absolutely no better method of replacing one, two, or several missing teeth. That’s because…
- Dental implants keep the jawbone healthy and whole, promoting better oral health
- Implant-retained dentures fit properly for years to come
- Dental implants prevent further tooth loss
- Self-confidence is restored with the ability to eat, speak, and smile with ease
- When properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Wondering about your candidacy for implant dentistry? If so, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Lloyd. That’s the only way to know for sure whether or not dental implants are right for you. When you come in for a consultation, you and your dentist will discuss your oral and overall health to determine your eligibility for implant dentistry. In general, healthy patients are suited for dental implants. People who have already lost a significant amount of jawbone matter due to their tooth loss may require a bone augmentation procedure, like a bone graft or sinus lift, before dental implants can be considered. When preparatory surgeries are necessary, the treatment process may have to be lengthened to accommodate them.
What Dental Restorations are Available?
There are multiple options available for restoring you newly placed dental implants, and our recommendation will depend on the number of teeth/implants that require coverage. They include:
- Implant-Retained Dental Crowns –These crowns are high in quality and designed to cover a single implant without negatively affecting the health of surrounding teeth.
- Implant-Retained Dental Bridges – A bridge will cover the gap left by consecutive missing teeth and is anchored on either side of the gap by a well-placed implant.
- Implant-Retained Prosthetics – These prosthetics are designed to cover multiple implants at once and can be fixed or removable in nature.
What are All-On-4 Dentures?
In addition to a traditional implant-retained prosthetic, Dr. Lloyd is also proud to offer All-On-4 dentures as a revolutionary way to upgrade your removable denture! Like the name implies, All-On-4 dentures rely on the placement of just four implants as a sturdy foundation for a lifelike appliance that will feel and function just like the smile you lost. This procedure can even be completed in a single appointment!