Crowns and Bridges with Dental Implants in Orange Park
For severely damaged or missing teeth, dental implants in Orange Park offer a sturdy, long-lasting replacement option. For a single missing tooth or several that have been lost in a row, crowns or bridges retained by dental implants can take their place in a beautiful and lifelike way. Dr. Matthew Nawrocki and his team are pleased to offer implant-retained crowns and bridges -- keep reading to find out more about how they work.
Why Tooth Replacement Matters
No matter how many teeth you have lost, replacing them should be at the top of your list right after it happens. Even if those gaps are in the back of the smile, missing teeth can take a serious toll on your self confidence as well as your oral and overall health. And, after you are missing one tooth, you are likely to lose even more later on due to the gradual loss of bone and periodontal tissue that occurs with tooth loss.
For eligible patients, there is no better method of replacing teeth than with dental implants. They offer a comprehensive method that takes care of the missing teeth as well as their roots. Implant posts stabilize the jaw bone to restore your ability to chew and speak -- and also prevent the loss of additional teeth later on.
The benefits of dental implants for missing teeth include:
- A sturdy, lasting replacement
- Dental implants look and feel more natural
- Oral and overall health are supported
- Dental implants promote a balanced, nutritious diet
- Cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime
What Is the Process for Implant Crowns and Bridges?
Dental implants are placed in two major phases: initial implantation and final restoration. First, the titanium implant posts are surgically placed beneath the gum line. The gums are then closed and, over the course of 4 to 6 months, bone tissue is generated and the implants gradually fuse together with the jaw. Once this process, known as osseointegration, is complete, the implant posts are exposed once again, a connecting abutment is attached, and the crown or bridge can be affixed on top. In total, the entire treatment may last a year or more.
How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced?
Dental implants can replace any number of missing teeth. A dental crown is effective for replacing a single missing tooth, while an implant-supported bridge can take the place of several missing teeth that have been lost consecutively. For cases of more significant tooth loss, we may recommend an implant-retained denture.
Call Us Today!
If you are missing teeth or on the brink of losing one or more and would like to benefit from dental implants, we cannot wait to discuss this treatment option with you! Dental implants can help you enjoy a lasting, complete smile for a lifetime. Please do not hesitate to contact us today.