Find out why so many people are turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth.
Are you someone dealing with tooth loss who is desperately looking for a way to replace your missing tooth or teeth? Then it might be time you talked to our Pensacola, FL dentist, Dr. Jennifer Georgiades, about dental implants.
What are dental implants and how do they work?
While dental implants have been around for a while now there are many people who still don’t know much about them and what they can do to improve your oral health.
Dental implants are metal posts that are meant to replace missing tooth roots. Our Pensacola general dentist surgically places the implants into the jawbone to replace your missing tooth roots. Over the course of several months something magical happens: the bone, tissue and metal implants all fuse together to become one. This is because the titanium used is biocompatible, which means that the body isn’t likely to reject the implant once it’s placed.
What is it like getting dental implants in Pensacola?
Of course, getting dental implants does require multiple visits and will take a while, but patients who have dental implants will often tell you that they are more than worth it when you have a restoration that is designed to last the rest of your life with proper care. Once we have gone through the consultation process and determined that you are an ideal candidate for implants, the implant will then be placed.
Once the implant is placed and completely fuses with bone and tissue, we will open up the gums to reveal the implant. From there we will place an abutment over top of the implant. An abutment is designed to connect the implant to the dental restoration. If you only need to replace a single tooth then a dental crown will be created to fit over your implant. If you need to replace several teeth, multiple implants are placed at the same time and then a dental bridge or dentures are attached to the implants.
Dental implants are an amazing way to treat tooth loss and to get a restoration that is as close to real teeth as possible. If you want to find out if you are a good candidate for treatment call Emerald Coast Family Dentistry in Pensacola today!