Dental Implants

dental-implants-2Dental implants look great – providing you with a new smile and a solution to the problem of dentures, whether complete or partial.

A dental implant is described as having artificial roots and are artificial teeth that are placed into the upper or lower jaw by means of surgery. This is done by a qualified dentist or peridontist. They look very natural and last a long time.

Reasons for dental implants:

  • Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
  • Restore a patient’s confident smile.
  • Restore chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Restore or enhance facial tissues.
  • Support a bridge or denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Z-Systems Implants

We use the all white zirconium Z-Look3 Implants, a safe alternative to titanium implants. These implants are completely biocompatible and metal free-ideal for patients with metal allergies. The Z-Look3 Implant is naturally white and more aesthetic as no no gray metal shades or traces can become visible. Additionally, your soft tissue reacts very well to this metal free implant. It is the most conservative approach to tooth replacement.

What does getting dental implants involve?

The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.

Three dimensional X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself for up to six months.

After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.

You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.

If you have questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Clearwater, FL implant dentist Dr. Paul Rodeghero at 727.442.3363 or request a consultation online.

 

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