Dr. Mundi Buechele specializes in restorative dentistry and implant dentistry. And at Clermont Family Dentistry, a dental implant is the best way to permanently restore a missing tooth and your smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants utilize a two-part restoration to treat a missing tooth. A screw-shaped post is placed in your gum and jaw bone, replacing the root of your missing tooth.
After your gum and jaw have healed around the post, a dental crown is permanently attached to the post with an abutment. The crown is custom-crafted for you mouth, so the result is a tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural tooth. Plus, it will last a lifetime.
The Dental Implant Process
The dental implant process at Clermont Family Dentistry begins with a comprehensive oral health assessment. If Dr. Buechele believes that a dental implant is right for you, he will begin the process by taking scans and molds of your teeth to ensure the final fit of the dental implant is as accurate as possible.
For the placement of the post, you’ll be under anesthesia. A small opening is made in the gum line where your missing tooth used to be. The post is implanted, and the gum is sealed with sutures. The post may then be covered with a temporary crown during the healing process.
Over the next 3-6 months, this post will permanently bond to the surrounding gum and jaw tissue. Once fully healed, it will function as an artificial root and you can make an appointment to receive your crown. Dr. Buechele will check the size, appearance, and fit of your dental crown against your other teeth. If it’s a perfect match, it will then be bonded permanently to the abutment, and you’ll walk out of your appointment with a fully functional tooth.
The Benefits Of Dental Implants
So, why should you choose a dental implant over an alternative tooth restoration such as a dental bridge or partial denture? Here are just a few reasons:
- Dental implants last a lifetime – Dental implants can easily last anywhere from 30 years to the rest of your life with proper care and good oral hygiene. In contrast, bridges and dentures must be replaced as often as every 5 years.
- Implants are indistinguishable from natural teeth – Implants look, feel, and function just like a real tooth. No one will be able to tell the difference, including you!
- No specialized care required – As long as you brush and floss regularly, and see Dr. Buechele for regular 6-month oral exams and professional teeth cleanings, your implant will remain in tip-top shape.
Interested In A Permanent Solution For Missing Teeth? Come To Our Office Today!
Whether you’re considering dentures or a dental bridge, or you’re interested in the long-term benefits of a dental implant, Clermont Family Dentistry is where you want to be. Dr. Mundi Buechele can help you decide which treatment is right for your missing teeth. So don’t wait! Contact us at 352-242-1763 to get started, or drop by our office in Clermont at Clermont Family Dentistry & Dentures, 12344 Roper Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711.