Healthy smiles aren’t just about beauty–they’re about trust. Bridges are fixed restorations cared for like natural teeth, and implants become part of your jaw by creating replacement tooth roots and can even support full-arch dentures when needed.
Implants fill in your smile and maintain facial structure integrity with strength and security, allowing you to enjoy favorite foods, laugh and smile with ease.
If you have a space between two healthy teeth, whether your tooth was claimed by decay, severe gum recession, or injury, a traditional or implant-supported bridge can restore your bite and smile. Your neighboring teeth may require filing to secure crowns, which will support an artificial tooth in the middle. This artificial tooth is known as a pontic, and it can be made of either porcelain or zirconia—both are durable materials that blend in with your smile.
Although dentures have been around for decades, they’ve been improved upon tremendously as material and technological advancements have been made. In fact, full arches can also be supported by implants for a more secure, comfortable fit that keeps your jawbone strong and healthy. With the stabilizing effect of implants, you won’t have to worry about your teeth slipping or falling out, even when you’re eating foods like apples or corn on the cob!
Dental implants are different from traditional forms of tooth replacement because instead of sitting atop your gum tissue, they replace the root of your tooth (or roots of your teeth). By mimicking your tooth roots, dental implants preserve the strength of your jawbone and provide the most natural-looking and feeling solution. And, with options like the All-on-4® treatment concept and Teeth Tomorrow®, your dental troubles could be a thing of the past in as little as a day!
Your options may feel limitless to the point of being overwhelming, but we are here to help you each step of the way. Dental implants are usually our highest-recommended option, but they may not be advised if your jawbone has deteriorated considerably. However, there is a solution for this, too! We can perform bone grafting here at your Florida Smile Design dental home.
Even if you’re ready and determined to restore your smile and quality of life, it’s normal to feel anxious or afraid. Whether you’re not a fan of the sights, sounds, and smells of the dental office, have a sensitive gag reflex, or your procedure may be lengthier and more invasive, we’d be happy to help you relax with our safe sedation options. A thorough restorative consultation will include informing you of which method may work best for calming your nerves.