If you are self-conscious because you have missing teeth or wear dentures that are uncomfortable you need to talk to Jacksonville’s Bay Pointe Dental Group to see if dental implants are an option for you.
At Bay Pointe Dental Group, we take great pride in giving you the smile you have always dreamed of!
Dental implants are the most popular and effective way for dentists to replace missing teeth and are designed to naturally blend in with your other teeth. At Jacksonville’s Bay Pointe Dental Group, we design our implants to be a long-term solution to restoring your smile. The development of implants has come a long way during the last few years. Dental implants are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw. Made from titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body, they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
There are generally three phases to receiving a implant:
- First, the dentist surgically places the implant into the jawbone. You will be advised from the dentist professionals Bay Pointe Dental Group will recommend appropriate foods/drinks during the healing process.
- The next step is the healing process. dental implants are so strong as the bone actually grows around the implant and holds it in place. Depending on the type of implant, some patients may need to wait until the implant is completely integrated with the bone before replacement teeth can be attached to the implant. Other patients can have the implants and replacement teeth immediately placed in one single visit.
- The last step is the the placement of the artificial tooth/teeth. For a single tooth, your dentist at Bay Pointe Dental Group will customize a brand-new tooth for you, called a dental crown. The crown will be based on the size, shape, color and fit of the teeth surrounding it, and will be designed to blend in with your other teeth. If more than one tooth is being replaced, custom-made bridges or dentures will be made to fit your mouth and your implants. (Note: The replacement teeth usually take some time to make. In the meantime, your dentist may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture to help you eat and speak normally until the permanent replacement is ready.)
If you are interested in dental implants, it’s a good idea to discuss it carefully with the professionals at Bay Pointe Dental Group first. If you are in good general health this treatment may be an option for you. In fact, your health is more of a factor than your age. You may be medically evaluated by a physician before any implant surgery is scheduled.
Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or leukemia, may interfere with healing after surgery. Patients with these issues may not be good candidates for implants. Using tobacco can also slow healing.