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Tell me about dental implants

 At Winter Park Family Dentistry, we have years of experience in the placement and restoration of dental implants. Implants are one of the most effective and convenient ways to replace a missing tooth. The latest materials combined with our expertise means that you are receiving the very best implant services available.

So, what is so great about dental implants?

Dental implants are so effective because they integrate with your body to create a stable and attractive tooth replacement. Implants looks and function like your natural tooth. Once your treatment is complete, with the proper care, your implant should last for many years to come.

The implant post is surgically implanted into your jawbone. Implants are made of a biocompatible metal such as titanium. Your bone will grown around your implant and integrate with it. Once healing is complete, we will place a crown on top of your implant. Your crown will resemble your other teeth so that your smile is seamless and attractive.

So, what is the dental implant  hype all about?

The success of dental implants is not just hype. One of the best features of dental implants is that they help to preserve your bone. When you lose a tooth, the area where the tooth once was can recede. This deterioration puts your other teeth at risk by weakening their foundation. When patients leave a missing tooth untreated, their teeth often tip, tilt, and cave in much like pulling several books off of a bookshelf--everything tips toward the gap left behind.

While not everyone is an excellent candidate for dental implants, we can treat most people with success. Our patients report being happy they opted for dental implants instead of bridges or other tooth replacement options because implants offer the freedom that our patients really appreciate.

You can brush and floss normally and should maintain a thorough home care regimen to protect your investment. Regular dental exams and professional hygiene appointments are essential to protect your implants.