Quality Dental Implants in Odessa, FL
Have missing teeth left you unable to complete simple daily tasks, such as eating, speaking, and smiling? It may be time for you to consider dental implants! At Spring Haven Dental, we’re passionate about closing the gaps in our patients’ smiles and giving them the freedom to live confidently. Ready to explore your tooth replacement options? Call to schedule your dental implant consultation with our dentist in Odessa today!Complete Your Smile
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small, titanium post that is surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as a replacement tooth root. The post itself is shaped similarly to a screw, which allows for your connective piece and artificial tooth to be attached. Dental implants are quickly becoming a popular method for tooth replacement as they are more natural looking and durable than many other options.
Dental Implant Procedure
First, we’ll take comprehensive images of your mouth and jawbone to ensure your bone can support an implant. For those without the jawbone to support an implant, a bone graft may be performed. Next, we’ll surgically place the titanium post into your jawbone and give them time to fuse together. Once you’re completely healed, we’ll attach a connective structure, also known as an abutment, to hold your preferred restoration in place. Dental implants may be paired with a dental crown, dental bridge, and even a full arch of dentures.
Caring for Dental Implants
Your dental implant and preferred restoration can be treated just like a natural tooth. Dental implants are intended to restore full functionality to your smile while improving its appearance.
Brush at least twice per day, floss daily, and incorporate an alcohol-free mouthwash into your daily routine. When properly cared for, the implant itself can last up to 15 years or longer. However, it’s likely the restoration attached to the dental implant may need an adjustment over that time span.