Making Your Smile Whole Again
If you are having difficulty with your dental implants, it is critical that you have your implant examined right away and that you do not try to self-diagnose the problem. This can lead to further irritation and dental challenges. At Bayview Dental Arts in Naples, FL, our professional implant dentistry team has the tools and experience to make your smile whole again in several easy, reliable steps. We help restore your dental implants when they have become loose, discolored or otherwise affected.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Often misunderstood, a dental implant is simply an artificial tooth root that holds a replacement tooth where your own natural tooth once was. Made of titanium, a biocompatible material that fuses naturally to your jawbone, a dental implant permanently replaces the root of the dead, damaged or diseased tooth.
Since dental implants replace the tooth root, they are uniquely able to:
- Replace one or more teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- Support a bridge without the need for a removable partial denture
- Support a denture to make it more secure and comfortable
When your implants need restoration, the team at Bayview Dental Arts can help. We’ve been helping our patients get the care they need for years because we offer reliable, compassionate, top-tier dental services. We know how important it is to get your smile back to normal. Stop by or call today for details on our restorative implant dentistry services.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Technological advancements have made dental implants one of the most popular forms of tooth replacement. At Bayview Dental Arts, we specialize in restoring existing implants that are not functioning properly or have lost their aesthetic appeal. When in good condition, dental implants offer a range of advantages over dentures, the traditional solution to missing teeth:
- Natural appearance
- Improved speech
- Greater comfort
- Better oral health
Perhaps the greatest advantage of cosmetic dental treatments is that you will feel better every time you look in the mirror. The implant dentistry restoration services at Bayview Dental Arts are second to none.
What Is the Tooth Implant Restoration Process?
When dental implants are placed, they are performed as outpatient surgeries, usually under local anesthesia or IV “Twilight” anesthesia. Oral surgery for dental implants is a multistep process. The process starts with attaching the “root” of the implant to the jaw bone and ends when the crown (artificial tooth) is attached to the implant.
The advantage of modern implant dentistry can provide a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full complement of teeth. In most cases dental implants, the supported crown can be completed in two visits. Whereas a full complement of teeth that replaces a denture can be achieved in several visits without ever going without teeth.
In some cases, the crown tooth that is attached to the implant is fabricated at Bayview Dental Arts by a prosthodontist, a dentist specifically trained to fabricate and place dental implant crowns.
Both Dr. Hedgepath and Dr. Scherder utilize CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing), to place the implant crown and in some cases can be placed in one visit allowing the patient to see the design process.