Dental Implnts in Longboat Key FL

Give your new teeth a strong foundation

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a permanent alternative to dentures, flippers, or crowns for patients missing either a single tooth or multiple teeth. It comes with a titanium fixture that is fused to the jawbone, essentially replicating the root portion of a missing tooth and giving it a permanent support and foundation for the replacement of one or more teeth using a dental crown, bridge or even dentures. Once placed, a connector known as an abutment is attached to titanium screw and a crown is used to replace what once was the tooth. Dental implants are the closest alternative to whole natural teeth and provide long-term protection and support for jawbone structure.

Dental implant process

The dental implant process begins with an evaluation from Dr. O’Niel to decide how to move forward with the procedure. Getting an X-ray of your mouth is an important first step to establish the health of . This is generally dependent on how many teeth may need replacement and the condition of your jawbone. From there, a procedure is completed to attach the implant to the jawbone and an abutment is placed in preparation for the crown placement. Dr. O’Niel will ensure the crown matches the natural coloring of your teeth and is comfortably placed when the procedure is fully completed.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

The perfect candidates for dental implants are patients looking to replace one or more missing teeth that do not have enough healthy tooth structure for a dental crown or bridge . The most important factor when considering dental implant options is the condition of your jaw and the health of your gums. Dental implants do require a great deal of support therefore, it is imperative that the bone is in good condition, Dental implants can also help reduce the deterioration of surrounding teeth and are a fully permanent option.