OKEECHOBEE DENTAL IMPLANT SERVICES
One or more lost teeth can have dramatic repercussions on not only a patient’s oral health but their self-confidence and quality of life as well. Here at Tenniswood Dental Associates, our dental team strongly recommends dental implants as the exceptional reconstructive solution you deserve. Patients enjoy a wonderfully full smile, as well as improved beauty, function, and long-lasting durability. Contact our office today if you’d like to learn more about our gentle, personalized approach to care, or if you’re ready to schedule an implant consultation. We’re located in Okeechobee, FL, and we welcome new patients from Okeechobee, Glades, Marin, Palm Beach, Hendry, and beyond.
The Implant Process
Patients need generally good oral health and adequate jawbone density to support dental implants. If these conditions aren’t met, additional procedures may be required beforehand. Once one of our highly qualified dentists has determined that you’re a good candidate for the procedure, the first step will be to place implants within the jawbone. While many dental offices refer patients to outside specialists for this procedure, our team performs it in-office for a more comfortable experience overall.
Once the implants are placed successfully, patients undergo a period of healing. This allows the implants to form a bond with your natural bone and soft tissue creating a durable foundation. After this is complete, it’s time to return to Tenniswood Dental Associates so our dental team can design and place custom-made restorations completing the procedure.
The restoration depends on the extent of the patient’s tooth loss and their personal preference. Dental crowns are used to seamlessly rebuild individual teeth replaced with an implant, but this option becomes complicated and expensive if there are several teeth to restore. In these cases, one of our highly qualified dentists may recommend an implant-retained prosthetic, designed to attach to multiple implants at once. The result is sturdy and lifelike, with both fixed and removable options available.
Dental implants offer patients exceptional benefits compared to more traditional tooth replacement solutions, including:
- Unlike their counterparts, dental implants actually the entire structure of the tooth instead of just the crown (the white portion that makes up your smile). By providing a new tooth root, patients are able to better maintain oral health and facial appearance as years go by.
- Dental implants can be treated just like regular teeth, no inconvenient changes to your diet or oral hygiene routine required.
- Dental implants don’t compromise the health of surrounding natural teeth like bridges and dentures making them a more conservative solution.
- Implants have exceptionally high success rates among patients. As long as they’re cared for properly with oral hygiene at home and professional maintenance at our Okeechobee, FL practice, they last for 30 years, 40 years, or even the rest of the patient’s life.