Dental Implants and Implants Crowns: Superior Replacements for Missing Teeth
Bridges and dentures have been traditionally used as replacements for missing teeth for many years. Advancements in dentistry have introduced a great way for restoring missing teeth in the form of dental implants. Dental implants a replaced deep into the jawbone and covered with crowns to replicate the look and function of a normal tooth.
Dental Implants and Crowns: Installation Procedure
The installation of dental implants requires at least two visits to our clinic in Orange Park, FL. When you visit Dr. Strout for a dental implant appointment, he will check the state of your jawbone and gums to confirm if you are a good candidate for implants.
The first step of getting an implant involves the insertion of a titanium screw into your jawbone through the gums. This will replicate the function of the tooth root. A temporary crown is placed and the gums and jawbone are allowed to heal and fuse around the implant. Once the area has healed, your dentist will place a permanent crown, bridge or denture on top of the implant during your second visit.
Advantages of Dental Implants and Crowns
Dental implants offer a number of advantages against conventional dentures:
- Since they are fixed solutions that are screwed into your jawbone, there is no need to remove implants again and again.
- Implants are secure and hence allow the user to eat a wider variety of foods that are restricted when one is wearing dentures.
- You won’t suffer speech impediments as in the case of dentures.
- If cared for properly, implants can last you a lifetime
If you have missing teeth, call us for an appointment at (904) 688-3056. Dr. Strout and his team at our clinic in Orange Park, FL, will ensure that you receive the best solutions to your missing teeth and any other dental problems.