Replacing missing teeth with dental implants in Riverview, FL
Missing teeth make it difficult to chew your food or smile with confidence. Some of them may interfere with speech, making it harder to communicate with your friends and family. The team at Inspiration Dental in Riverview, FL, offer in-office dental implants to provide the best possible replacement for missing teeth.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants are the only dental prosthetic that replicates the entire structure of your natural tooth, from root to crown. Once they are in place, they can prevent bone loss and shifting teeth. They also provide full functionality so you can chew, speak, and smile without issue. They can be used to address a single missing tooth, several in a row with a dental bridge, or a full mouth of teeth with dentures. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime and prevent oral health issues related to missing teeth.
Our office has invested in advanced technology to improve patient comfort and reduce recovery time throughout the process of placing dental implants. Our dental lasers can disinfect extractions sites to help your body heal faster and reduce swelling and bleeding after your procedure. We use Cone Beam CT scans to plan implant procedures. The high-definition images they create help your dentist determine the health of your jawbone and gum tissues to see whether you’ll need a graft and to determine the best approach for your dental implant.
What to expect from the process
Dental implants are placed during an oral surgery directly into your jawbone, typically once your gums have healed after tooth loss. The small, screw-shaped rod will bond with your jawbone over the course of a few weeks, and once it is fully integrated, your dentist can create your replacement. The procedure will be a little different for each patient, depending on whether you need grafts. Your dentist will walk you through each step of the process and ensure you are comfortable before you commit.
If you are having a single tooth replaced, our same-day dental crown technology allows us to take impressions and place your abutment. Other restorations such as dental bridges or dentures are crafted in the lab and put into place once they are ready. The team at Inspiration Dental in Riverview, FL, will continue to work with you to prevent further oral health issues and ensure you can always be proud of your smile. Contact our office today at (813) 638-0313 to learn more.