Losing an adult tooth affects more than your self-esteem; it also weakens your tooth function and oral health. At Naples Dental and Wellness Center in Naples, Florida, experienced dentist Rodion Pinkhasov, DMD, can restore your speech, chewing abilities, and overall oral function with custom-made dental implants. These restorations offer unmatched stability and support for your replacement teeth. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that support and stabilize artificial teeth, like crowns, bridges, or dentures. They’re surgically placed in your jawbone and osseointegrate (fuse) to the surrounding bone, creating a strong and durable foundation for the attached dental prosthetics.
When placed by an experienced dentist like Dr. Pinkhasov, dental implants are a highly effective and long-lasting solution for missing teeth.
Implants are unlike any other dental restoration for missing teeth. Because they fuse to the underlying bone, dental implants allow you to eat, speak, and clean your teeth like usual. Popular benefits include:
Dental implants are made of titanium and typically last for 25 years or more — even a lifetime with proper care.
Implants integrate with your bone to secure your replacement teeth, preventing shifting or loosening for better function.
Similar to your natural tooth roots, implants stimulate the underlying jawbone to prevent bone loss. This process helps prevent shifting teeth and additional tooth loss. It also helps maintain your natural facial anatomy for a younger-looking appearance.
By acting as your tooth roots, implants make your replacement teeth appear realistic and natural.
The planning stage of dental implants can take several weeks and typically includes the following:
Dental implants require sufficient healthy bone in your jaw for the osseointegration process. If you don’t have enough, Dr. Pinkhasov may perform a bone graft to stimulate new tissue regeneration.
When you arrive for surgery, Dr. Pinkhasov administers anesthesia to keep you comfortable. He then creates an access hole in your gums to surgically place the implant into your jawbone. After strategically placing each implant, he closes your incisions. The healing process can take about 6-12 weeks.
Once your mouth heals, Dr. Pinkhasov takes digital impressions of your mouth to create your replacement teeth, which he connects to your dental implants at the final visit.
Learn more about dental implants by contacting Naples Dental and Wellness Center. Call or schedule an appointment online today to determine if dental implants are right for you.