What Are Dental Implants? Dental-Implant---Eley-Family-Dentistry-Melbourne-Florida-Dentist

A dental implant is an artificial tooth that is put into your jaw to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Dental implants may be an solution for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or any other cause.

Why Do You Need Dental Implants?

Dental Implants offer other benefits than just replacing a missing tooth. Implants can reduce the strain placed on other teeth by producing an individual support structure for crowns, bridges and dental plates. They prevent any remaining natural teeth from being damaged– no surrounding teeth need to be trimmed down or removed. Dental Implants can help preserve jaw bone, and reduce the loss of bone height once teeth are taken away.

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What Are The Types of Dental Implants?

There are several types of dental implants:

  • Endosteal (in the bone): This is the most commonly placed type of implant. The various types include blades, cylinders, or screws that are surgically placed into the lower jaw. Each implant anchors one or more prosthetic teeth. This type of implant is generally used as a substitute for patients with removable plates or bridges.
  • Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are set on upper side of the jaw with the metal framework’s posts protruding through the glue to hold the prosthetic device. These types of implants are utilized for patients who are unable to wear conventional dentures and who have minimal bone height.

How Does A Dental Implant Work?

This procedure is a team effort between you and us. Eley Family Dentistry seeks to provide comprehensive care. The procedure is dependent on several factors, therefore every plan is tailor made for that patient.

The most common options are:

  • Replacing a Single Tooth- A single implant is placed in the location of the missing tooth, and a crown is placed on top of the implant.
  • Replacing Several Teeth- Two or more implants are placed in the area of the missing teeth, and a bridge is placed over the implants.
  • Replacing All of Your Teeth- There are two main options for replacing all of your teeth with implants. The first is a large implant supported bridge that is fixed, and doesn’t come out of your mouth. The second is an implant supported denture that snaps in and out of your mouth.
  • Sinus Augmentation- The upper back jaw is traditionally one of the most difficult areas to successfully place dental implants. This is due to the insufficient bone quantity, quality and the close proximity to the sinus. This problem can be solved by sinus augmentation; by first elevating the sinus floor, then preparing bone for the placement of dental implants.
  • Ridge Modification Deformity- In the lower or upper jaw the bone has formed inadequately in lieu of dental implants. To resolve this issue, the gum is lifted away from the ridge to expose the bony defect. This defect is filled with bone to establish the ridge. Ridge Modification is shown to greatly improve your chances for successful implants that can last for years to come.

What Is The Cost?

The cost of Dental Implants ranges depending on how much work needs to be performed. We will work with any patient who is looking for quality care. We work with our patients to make sure that they receive the attention they require.

Why Us?

Eley Family Dentistry has highly qualified staff to perform this procedure. We aim for the best service and overall improved oral health. Dental Implants are one among various different operations that our skilled staff perform regularly. Eley Family Dentistry will work to give you a beautiful, confident smile.

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Melbourne Office: (321) 622-8711

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