North Jacksonville Implant Dentist
It doesn’t matter how you came to have missing teeth—the important thing is that you have them replaced. Tooth loss results in jaw bone degeneration, failing oral health, and even more missing teeth later on. The earlier you seek an effective solution, the better your chances of avoiding these side effects of tooth loss. Did you know the best replacements for one or more missing teeth are dental implants? Nothing else replaces the tooth’s root as well as the crown that sits on top. Dr. Johnson and Dr. Baxter perform the entire procedure for dental implants—from initial implantation to final restoration—under one roof at North Jacksonville Complete Dentistry.
After your dental implants have been surgically placed beneath the gum line, we wait a period of four months for the bone and titanium implant fuse together. The result is an extremely strong foundation. Once the recovery is complete, your implants are ready for the final phase: restoration.
To connect your prosthetic device to the dental implants below, a connecting abutment is placed on top of the dental implant, which is buried beneath the gum line. The tooth replacement will be attached to this connector, either a crown for a single tooth replacement or a denture to replace several teeth.
The restoration that is secured on top of your dental implant depends on how many missing teeth you have, and where the missing teeth are located in the mouth. Single missing teeth are replaced with a crown that’s securely fixed to the dental implant, while several missing teeth in a row may be replaced with a bridge. Dentures can also be supported by dental implants.
Many adults suffer with ill-fitting dentures, a stressful problem that can severely affect the patient’s quality of life. With a prosthetic device that doesn’t fit properly, eating, speaking, smiling, and laughing are stressful events—what if the denture slips out at an inopportune moment? And aside from causing stress and diminished self-confidence, loose dentures can actually lead to lesions and blisters that are linked to oral cancer.
Fortunately, dental implants provide unsurpassed stability for denture wearers. Because they provide the stimulation the jawbone needs to stay healthy, dental implants also promote better oral health for years to come.
Additional benefits of implant-retained dentures include:
- Freedom from messy denture adhesives
- Increased self-confidence
- The ability to resume eating what you like
- A healthier jawbone contributes to a more youthful, voluminous facial structure
Are Implants Right for Me?
If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, implants could be a perfect way to replace them. The only way to truly know if you are a candidate is to come in for a brief exam. At North Jacksonville Complete Dentistry, we offer a free dental implant consult. At this appointment, we will generally take an x-ray, evaluate the space and bone, and take a medical history. If an implant is in your best interest, we can proceed according to your schedule.
How Can I Pay for a Dental Implant?
The first step is ensuring that a dental implant or implants are in your best interest. The second step is to make sure they are affordable for you. Of course cash, check, and credit cards are welcome. Many people, however, do not have the funds available for dental implants. In these situations, we offer CareCredit and we are more than happy to help you get approved. CareCredit has six and twelve month payment options. As long as all payments are paid on time, there is no interest charged!! Simply click here to contact us or visit our page regarding payment and insurance.
Schedule your appointment at North Jacksonville Complete Dentistry to discuss dental implants today. We welcome all patients from the North Jacksonville area including Bryceville, Callahan, and Nassau Village.