Missing teeth can leave you struggling to bite and chew, and feeling ashamed of your smile when you talk, laugh, and socialize. If you’re missing multiple teeth or all your teeth, it can change the shape of your face, damage your health, and leave you with constant dental pain, not to mention feeling self-conscious. Whether you’re already missing teeth, or you’re living with one or more unsalvageable teeth because of decay or damage, dental implants could be the ideal solution to your dental health problems.
Dental implants are permanent replacements for your teeth. Their superior strength and stability make them the gold standard for restoring your oral health while giving you great smile esthetics. Dental implants can return complete function to your teeth for decades to come. Our team at Riverside Dental has advanced training and technology to restore your health and confidence with dental implants in Jacksonville, FL. We want you to enjoy great quality of life without worrying about your teeth again!
Your natural teeth have two main parts: the crown, which is the chewing and biting part you can see when you look at your smile; and the root, which is the anchor keeping the tooth in place with support from the jawbone and gums. Dental implants mimic the structure, appearance, and stability of natural teeth using a similar structure in three parts. The post is the surgically implanted portion that replaces the root of the tooth, anchoring it to the jawbone. The restoration—usually a porcelain or zirconia crown—replaces the functional top portion of the tooth. An abutment connects the two other parts, bringing it all together for an amazingly strong result. Dental implants give you the kind of stability and natural appearance no other tooth replacements can offer. Because many other options can’t withstand normal biting forces, they leave you with limited food choices. Whether you need just a single tooth replaced or you’re a candidate for full mouth dental implants, you’ll be able to bite and chew without limitations. That makes dental implants a great way to maintain your oral health as well as your whole-body wellness.
Normally, when a tooth goes missing, your body no longer needs the bone that used to support that tooth. Over time, your body will slowly shrink the unneeded bone tissue. This lost bone can change the shape of your face, making you look older than your years. It can also lead to problems with your jaw joint, as well as weakened bone structure. Dental implants stimulate the bone of your jaw, helping to protect against lost bone and maintain better health for your teeth and jaw joints in the long term.
Your team at Riverside Dental understands that dental implants are about more than just replacing your teeth. They’re about restoring your confidence and quality of life. That’s why your dental implant treatment plan will start with a conversation. During your consultation with our implant dentists in Jacksonville, FL, we want to hear about how your teeth are affecting your life and what you hope single, multiple, or full mouth dental implants can do for you. We’ll use advanced diagnostic equipment such as our Cone Beam CT scanner and digital imaging to create precise digital records and evaluate whether dental implants are right for you. The good news is that most patients make great candidates for dental implants. Even those who have been told they don’t have enough bone structure to support dental implants may find a solution with us! Our doctors are trained in advanced techniques that go beyond what many dentists can offer. That’s what sets us apart as your best option for full mouth dental implants in Jacksonville, FL.
Once we’ve determined that implants are right for you, we can proceed to the surgical portion of your treatment. This may include extracting unsalvageable teeth and rebuilding some of your bone tissue. Using the most advanced techniques, we’ll be able to place your implant posts with incredible precision in just a few hours. Most patients tolerate this process very well with only local numbing. However, we also offer sedation options for patients who would rather nap through it! Once your posts are in place, we’ll give them time to fully integrate into the bone. You may experience mild soreness for a few days after your surgery, but you won’t notice most of the healing process while the jawbone fuses to your implant posts. Once everything is stable, we’ll be able to attach your abutments and custom-crafted crowns. Get ready to celebrate your renewed health and restored confidence and enjoy your dream smile!
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