Life-Changing Dentistry With Esteem Dental Implants
Dr. Jacob Berger explains why he’s “all-in” when it comes to changing patients’ lives with full-mouth restoration using Esteem Dental Implants. Watch this video to see the true passion and dedication that Dr. Berger will bring to your smile.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a great alternative for natural teeth replacement. Strong and stable, they can restore a lost tooth and can look, feel, fit and function like a natural tooth. This procedure has become a popular option in dental reconstruction, with over half a million implants placed every year in the U.S. Call Smiles at Lakewood Ranch at 941-216-3803 to book an appointment for dental implants in Lakewood Ranch today!
- Dental implants are built to last. They provide an ideal long-term and cost-effective option when in need of dental replacement.
- A secure, comfortable fit that looks and feels natural, without the slipping of normal dentures
- Implants protect your jawbones and help preserve your natural bone against further health issues
- Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile
- Unlike removable dentures, dental implants are placed in your mouth and do not need to be removed for maintenance
- No other adjacent teeth have to be ground down or disturbed to hold an implant in place
- You can talk and eat normally without the inconvenience
- You will no longer feel self-conscious about missing teeth
The Implant Process
Before placing your dental implant, the provider may administer antibiotics, I.V. sedation, or nitrous oxide to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. Typically, a local anesthetic is used around the area of placement to numb the area.
Once you are comfortable and ready, the provider will make a small incision over the gum tissue so they can access the bone, open up the area with dental tools, and then, the implant post will be inserted in the jawbone in place of the tooth’s root. Placement typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour for one implant and a few hours for multiple implants.
Healing varies for each patient, but most patients experience slight pain after the procedure. Your provider can prescribe medication and give you at-home care instructions to alleviate any discomfort or pain. Your doctor will also provide you with follow-up care instructions and appointments to ensure your implant is healing properly. Typically, it can take anywhere between three to six months for an implant to heal. An abutment/healing cap will be placed on the implant during this time to help the gum tissue surrounding your implant heal effectively. This will also help prevent infection and damage.
Once your implant is healed, the provider will create a custom-made dental crown and attach it over your dental implant.
Contact Smiles at Lakewood Ranch at 941-216-3803 to learn more about our dental implant options.
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Abutment and Placement
Most implants have three pieces: the implant that goes in your bone, the abutment (or connector) that holds the tooth, and the crown tooth that attaches to the abutment. The crown is shaped like a tooth and made to look like the others around it so that it is not obviously false. Abutments are made of different materials, most commonly titanium, but they can also be made of gold or zirconia. A special type of dental cement is used to keep the crown attached to the abutment. Well made dental implants have a very tight connection between the implant and the abutment. This is important for the long-term maintenance of your bone around the implant.
Esteem Dental Implants
Esteem Dental Implants are a state-of-the-art, full-mouth bridge procedure performed by highly trained and certified doctors who deliver compassionate care every step of the way. Esteem can change your life in as little as one day, empowering you with the healthy smile you have always envisioned.
Are you frustrated with the look of your smile? Implant restoration offers a permanent solution that can fix even the trickiest tooth. Even if you are dedicated to your oral health, problems can always occur. Restoring your smile not only improves your appearance and oral health, but it can also prevent discomfort.
Implants vs. Bridges
Dental implants are the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth when implanted by your dentist. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
A bridge is a restoration for two or more missing teeth in a row. Common restorations like fixed bridges or removable partials can cause the surrounding bone to weaken because they are dependent on adjacent teeth for support. However, implant-supported bridges integrate with the natural bone, providing a much stronger and more natural restoration.
A dental crown is a restoration that replaces the top part of the tooth. A single tooth that needs to be completely replaced can be restored utilizing an implant-supported crown. The crown is typically made of porcelain, giving the restoration a natural look.
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture (a removable partial denture or a complete denture that covers and rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, and/or dental implants) that is supported by, and attached to, implants. A regular denture rests on the gums and is not supported by implants.
Individual Dental Implants
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line to replace the tooth's root. It is then topped with a crown after healing to provide the appearance of a natural, healthy tooth. If you're considering implants, you must have healthy gums and a jaw bone that is strong enough to secure and support the post.
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In this Smiles at Lakewood Ranch case study, our patient Rosetta explains how she had an accident and broke her front tooth. Another dentist told her some bad news and, wow, is she glad she came to the experts at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch instead!
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