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When a tooth is no longer salvageable or is missing altogether, you have several options for replacement. For example, a dental bridge may work for you if the teeth on either side are in good condition. However, if you are missing a tooth or your side teeth aren’t healthy enough, dental implants in Orlando, FL, are the best permanent replacement option.
One Convenient Location for Your Complete Implant Process
If you are suffering from teeth with decreased functionality or a smile that you’re embarrassed to show off, Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel and our highly trained team can help you with dental implants and explore your options together. Those options include All-on-Four, Full Mouth, Bridge or even Snap-on Dentures. If you are suffering from teeth with decreased functionality or a smile that you’re embarrassed to show off, Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel and our highly trained team can help you with dental implants. While an implantation team usually includes either a periodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who implants the posts into the patient’s mouth, followed by a general dentist who completes the replacement teeth with fitted crowns or bridgework, we think you will love our all-in-one office. Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel has the advanced education and training to design and place any necessary dental implants, as well as any restorative work needed on faulty crowns.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. The implant fuses with the bone and becomes a hardy anchor for the replacement tooth. Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These patients experience significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after dental implant treatment.
What Are the Benefits of a Dental Implant?
The benefits of dental implants include the following:
- Without the root structure of a natural tooth, the jawbone can shrink, alter your facial structure, or make your face look older
- There are no loose parts to remove and clean. An implant is stable and functions just like your natural teeth
- Implants usually last a lifetime, unlike other types of dental work
- Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth
How Do You Get Started With Dental Implants?
Treatment with dental implants takes meticulous planning for the best results. At your first appointment, we take x-rays to determine if your jawbone is adequate enough to hold the titanium posts. Models of the mouth are then made using a soft, pliable plastic compound to show precisely where the gaps are located.
These days, the surgical procedure for dental implants requires only local anesthetic and sedation. Dental implants are fixed in place with a steel root; the gum tissue and jaw accept the new root as if it were your natural tooth. With dental implants, you can get all of your teeth replaced, or just a few implants to fill the gaps of any missing teeth.
No more soaking dentures or using messy adhesives. You can even get back to eating corn on the cob or biting into an apple because dental implants are a permanent replacement for your existing teeth. You even brush and floss around them just as you would your original teeth.
Caroline hopes her new beautiful smile inspires you to make the same life-changing decision.
Learn More About Dental Implants in Orlando, FL
To experience our award-winning dental care, schedule your New Patient Appointment today by calling (407) 954-8448. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Meet Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel & Discuss Your Goals
- Thorough Exam
- Pictures & X-Rays As Needed
- Custom Treatment Plan
- Free Copy of Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel’s Book, The Delightful Dental Experience 2.0
During your appointment, we will take the time to explain our treatment process, flexible payment options, and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to helping you achieve your happiest, healthiest smile!
Dental Implant Options
What is an implant?
An implant can simply be thought of as an artificial root. It’s similar to a screw. An implant has three parts – the actual implant that goes inside the bone, the part that goes on top of the implant, and the crown, restoration, denture, or bridge that goes on what we call the abutment.
What does an implant look like?
An implant is small and looks similar to a screw. It consists of three parts – the implant that is inserted into the bone, a part that goes on top of that, and the crown or other restoration that goes on the abutment.
What problems can dental implants solve?
Dental implants can solve several problems. They can replace a single missing tooth. They can also be used to replace multiple teeth, in which case a bridge would be used. Dental implants can also be used to retain dentures for stability and retention.
How many implants are needed for a denture?
While two implants can be used to retain a denture, ideally, at least four should be used. This provides better stability and retention.
What is an implant-retained hybrid bridge?
An implant-retained hybrid bridge is used for replacing all your teeth and to give a superior full-mouth rehabilitation and a youthful facelift. This kind of implant restoration is screwed in and doesn’t come in and out. It can only be removed during regular hygiene cleanings. This is the most premium level of implant dentistry.
Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel, a highly skilled and accomplished dental luminary since 2005, leads All About Beautiful Smiles. Her expertise spans cosmetic dentistry, laser-based periodontal surgery, dental implants, Invisalign®, endodontics, and sleep apnea.
A University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine graduate, she pursued advanced training at Seton Hall University, gaining mastery. A pioneer in dental implantology, she holds a Mastership from The International Congress of Oral Implantology. Her passion for excellence led her to the Strupp Post Graduate School of Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute. Driven by service, she founded the Future Dentists Club. Trust her for a remarkable dental journey!