If you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants can restore your smile and your health. At Go 2 Dental Sarasota, our team provides the full scope of care for patients undergoing implant treatment, from consultation to restoration.
Missing teeth can cause you to suffer from numerous problems, such as crooked teeth, speech difficulty and chewing issues. These problems can lead to other oral health complications, including gum disease and tooth decay.
You may be a good candidate for dental implants if you’re in good overall health and have a stable bone structure. Bone loss or certain diseases can interfere with healing and make you unsuitable for implant surgery, so your doctor will examine your mouth and perform a physical exam to determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants.
A comprehensive exam will include X-rays, 3D images and models of your mouth and jawbone. Your doctor will also take a medical history and evaluate your general health.
The doctors will consider factors like how many teeth you need replaced and how much bone is available to support the implants. If there is a lack of bone to accept the implants, your doctor will suggest bone grafting as a possible solution.
Your implant surgeon will also consider the type of material used for the implants. A titanium surface helps with osseointegration, but other materials can provide a more natural and durable option for long-term integration and stability. For more information and free consultation, visit https://www.thesarasotadentist.net/dental-implants/.
Depending on your specific needs, we can offer the following types of implants:
Single Tooth Replacers
If you only need a few replacement teeth, these can be a great solution. These are toothpick sized implants that are typically placed in the lower jaw. They can be paired with dentures to stabilize them, and they are often an affordable alternative to traditional bridges or partials.
Fixed Porcelain Bridges
A bridge is a common option for replacing missing teeth. These bridges are anchored by dental implants and are custom designed to look and function like your own natural teeth.
The most important factor when choosing a dentist is whether they can treat your specific needs. Our team is well-versed in all the different implant options, so we can help you find a solution that’s right for you.
Single Teeth Without a Bridge
Another popular method for replacing missing teeth is with a set of false teeth that are held in place by the gum. This is done by a metal frame that’s placed under the gum and a post that attaches to the frame.
In addition to the metal framework, these fake teeth are made of porcelain. This material is more stain resistant than metal and allows you to maintain a brighter smile for a longer period of time.
Removable Partial Dentures
A removable partial denture is a great option for people who want to replace several missing teeth, but don’t have enough bone to support a full dental implant. This procedure is usually performed on people who are healthy and don’t have too many missing teeth, but it can also be done for those who need to replace all their upper or lower teeth.