If you have missing teeth, you might be wondering what all the hype is about when it comes to dental implants. Most dentists agree that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have been around for decades, and modern dentistry has made even more advances in dental implant technology, giving patients greater success and longevity. At Alliance Dental, we work closely with the most gifted oral surgeons, using the most modern dental implant materials, in order to bring our patients the very best results possible.
Before placing a dental implant, the doctor will evaluate your bone structure to determine whether you are a good candidate. In some cases, bone grafting or a sinus lift might be necessary for a good outcome. For most patients, however, the doctor can place a dental implant in the part of the bone that is dense enough to support it. Once your dental implant is placed, we will allow time for your body to heal and for your implant to integrate with your natural bone in order to create a stable foundation for your dental implant crown.
Once your dental implant heals completely, you will visit our Fort Myers dental office for your implant custom abutment and implant crown. A custom abutment attaches to your dental implant and holds your crown in place. We will take impressions of your teeth and your dental implant in order to create an abutment and implant crown that is a perfect fit. We will design your dental implant crown to match your existing teeth so that your smile appears natural and looks great.
Once our talented dental lab creates your permanent implant crown, we will cement your crown to your dental implant, completing your smile. With proper home and professional care, your dental implant will provide many years of service so you can smile with confidence and enjoy all the foods you love.
Dental implants are so popular because they have many benefits.
Preventing your teeth from drifting – When you lose a tooth, your remaining teeth have a natural tendency to drift and tip toward the gap in your smile. A dental implant acts as a placeholder to keep your remaining teeth where they belong.
Implants help prevent bone loss – Your teeth and bone have a dependent relationship. Your teeth anchor to your bone, which stimulates bone regeneration. When you lose a tooth, it is no longer there to encourage bone regrowth. This may mean that your bone deteriorates, putting your remaining teeth at risk.
Aesthetics – Once placed, dental implants look just like your natural teeth. No one will notice you have a dental implant!
Convenience – You can care for your dental implant much like you would care for your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and preventive dental appointments will help increase your dental implant's longevity.
Do you have missing teeth or facing a possible dental extraction? Contact our Fort Myers dental office at (239) 317-7461 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Malaric. She can determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Our entire team looks forward to helping you achieve optimum dental health and beauty with the highest quality dental care available.