Dental implants can help patients who need to replace missing teeth due to decay, gingivitis (gum disease), or injury, or other factors. Dental implants provide an alternative to dental bridges and dentures. These appliances are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for the fixed (or removable) tooth that more naturally matches your teeth.
Dental implants can feel like your own teeth and can provide a better fit for more natural chewing and speech.
If you’re looking for a solution that is permanent and feels like a real tooth, then a dental implant may be a good choice for you.
Types of Dental Implants
The American Dental Association considers two types of implants to be best. They are:
- Endosteal Implants — These implants are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant. Finally, an artificial tooth (or teeth) is attached to the post individually or grouped on a bridge or denture.
- Subperiosteal Implants — These implants consist of a metal frame that is fitted onto the jawbone just below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed to the jawbone. Posts, which are attached to the frame, protrude through the gums. As with endosteal implants, artificial teeth are then mounted to the posts.
At Comprehensive Dental Care, we help you decide what the best option for your implants would be the best fit for you. Dr. Martin and his team are experienced in the field of restorative dentistry, and we are dedicated to helping you restore your smile.
Dental Implant Materials
Dental implants are made up of two main types of materials: zirconia and titanium. Both are strong and durable materials that offer both functionality and a pleasant look.
At Comprehensive Dental Care, we use BioHorizon® implants that are made here in the USA. These implants are made of titanium and have a special patented design and coating that helps the bone integrate into the threads of the implant. This patented design allows our patients to heal faster with less downtime and pain.
Contact Comprehensive Dental Care for Dental Implants
Your dental professionals at Comprehensive Dental Care here in Gainesville, FL, can help you decide if you are a good candidate for this procedure and discuss the best course of action for the treatment. Call us today to schedule your appointment.