Do your missing teeth make it difficult for you to smile at people? Do they make you think twice when you order at a restaurant? Are they the first thing you notice when you look in the mirror? These are very common issues for people with missing teeth, and over time, they can drastically impact your self-confidence as well as your oral health. Thankfully, Dr. Steve Aspros, Dr. Ransey Boyd, and Dr. Kirstin Walther can offer the most complete and reliable solution available today: dental implants. They can restore your teeth unlike any other procedure and the end result is a long lasting smile you will always be able to count on. If you’re curious about what dental implants can do for you, simply contact our Tallahassee, FL office today.
Just like traditional crowns and bridges, implant-retained crowns and bridges can be used to restore your damaged and missing teeth. What makes dental implants so special is that they actually replace your teeth below the gum line as well as above. With the assistance of a highly-trained specialist, a small titanium post is surgically placed into the jaw. This will provide sturdy support for your new replacement teeth. After you have been given time to heal (usually 3-6 months), you will return to our office to have your implant-retained restoration connected to the post.
When replacing a single tooth, a porcelain crown will be attached to the post using a connector called an abutment. In the case of a bridge, these crowns will then be connected to a prosthetic tooth that sits on top of your gums. Both provide a completely natural looking result that can last a lifetime with simple home oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.
Dental implants are so versatile, they can also be used to support a set of dentures. Multiple implant posts can be strategically placed to give you a set of dentures that looks better, lasts longer and even provides a stronger bite force than traditional dentures. The titanium posts support your jawbone from the inside just like natural tooth roots, and this support prevents bone deterioration that usually causes dentures to lose their fit after only a few years. Plus, since they are being held in place with titanium as opposed to just natural suction or denture adhesive, patients never have to worry about their dentures slipping or falling out. If you are missing a large amount of teeth and want to get your smile back, be sure to contact our office and ask about implant-retained dentures.