Dental implants are a safe, aesthetic alternative to a number of natural tooth replacement options, including dental bridges, dental crowns, and even dentures. Dental restoration procedures with implants provide patients with restored comfort, functionality, and confidence, as the implants appear and function as natural teeth. If you’re looking for a permanent solution to decaying, infected or missing teeth that is indistinguishable from natural teeth, consider a Florida DMD dental implant procedure with Comprehensive Dental Care.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth. During a dental implant procedure, a small anchor is inserted into the jawbone in the place of the missing root of the tooth. Once the surrounding bone has healed with the inserted implant, the top of the implant is secured with a replacement tooth. Dental implants not only appear identical to natural teeth, they also feel and perform as natural teeth. Implant treatment allows teeth to be restored naturally, without harming or affecting the surrounding teeth.
Whether you require replacement of a single tooth or need dental implants for your entire mouth, our Gainesville dentistry practice will ensure your implant procedure meets our high standards for dental care as well as your expectations for a beautiful and healthy smile.
Two Common Types Of Dental Implants
There are two primary types of dental implants — endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. We can help you decide which option best meets your specific dental requirements. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for dental implants or for more information about the dental services and procedures we offer.
Endosteal implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Once the surrounding gum tissue heals, a secondary surgery is required to connect a post to the original implant. Finally, an artificial tooth — or teeth — becomes attached to the post, either individually or grouped on a bridge or denture.
Subperiosteal 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.
What Are Dental Implants Made From?
Dental implants are primarily comprised of two materials — zirconia and titanium. Both of these materials are extremely durable and provide patients with the functionality of natural teeth as well as a pleasing oral aesthetic. Our Gainesville dentist uses USA-made BioHorizon® implants to provide patients with the highest-quality dental implants in the dentistry industry. These implants are made from titanium and have a special patented design and coating that helps encourage bone integrate into the threads of the implant, resulting in minimized downtime and reduced discomfort following the procedure.