If you are missing one or more teeth, Clermont Family Dentistry & Dentures offers implant-supported restorations that will keep you smiling.
With implant dentistry, Dr. Buechele can fill in gaps left from missing teeth with natural-looking, functional replacements. Implants restore your smile and ensure that you don’t suffer from dental issues caused by missing teeth, such as teeth shifting or changes in your bite.
If you think implant supported restorations may be right for you, give us a call today to discuss treatment options!
Dental Implants – Understanding the Basics
Dental implants are the most important part of all implant-supported restorations. Dental implants are small titanium rods that are surgically inserted into your existing gum tissue.
This rod bonds to the gum tissue and surrounding jawbone to provide an artificial root to which multiple types of dental prosthetics can be attached.
The Process of Placing Implant Supported Restorations
Implant supported restorations are minimally-invasive and usually only require local anesthetic during surgery. First, your mouth will be cleaned before the procedure. Then, a small incision is made in the gumline and the titanium rod is is inserted.
After the rod has been inserted, a temporary crown or other prosthetic may be placed to protect it while it heals. The healing process typically takes 3-6 months, depending on your oral health and several other factors. Once the implant has healed, the restoration can be completed.
Dental Crowns, Dentures and Dental Bridges – 3 Different Types of Implant Supported Restoration
Dental crowns are the most common prosthetic attached to a dental implant. In fact, at some dental offices, the term “dental implant” is synonymous with a dental crown attached to an implant.
A dental crown is essentially an artificial tooth which is bonded directly to the implant in order to replace the missing tooth.
Implant-supported dentures and dental bridges are also used to replace missing teeth. Implant-supported dentures usually use four or more dental implants and are the best for patients who have lost all of their upper teeth, lower teeth or both sets of teeth. Dentures are attached directly to these implants for a firm hold and a natural look and feel.
Implant-supported bridges use two dental implants. Then, a bridge of artificial teeth is created and attached to these two abutment implants, thereby replacing multiple teeth.
Interested in Implant Supported Restorations in Clermont? Contact Us Today!
Whether you need a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth, or you are interested in replacing your existing dentures with implant-supported dentures, Clermont Family Dentistry & Dentures is here to help.
Dr. Mundi Buechele is an expert when it comes to implant dentistry and he has years of experience with cutting-edge dental techniques. At Clermont Family Dentistry & Dentures, you’ve always receive the best possible service and results.
Don’t wait, and don’t let missing teeth affect your smile or your lifestyle. Contact us today at (352) 242-1763 to get started with implant supported restorations or visit our office at 12344 Roper Blvd., Clermont, FL 34711.