Missing teeth can cause other teeth to start shifting and lead to other dental problems. Missing teeth can also cause great discomfort when eating or self-consciousness when talking. Finding a solution to a missing tooth can help you regain your confidence and restore your smile. If you are in search of dental implants in Marion County or Ocala, FL, call our office today to set up a free consultation. Let us help you put together a treatment plan to help you get a complete and confident smile!
- Consultation and treatment planning
- Digital scans and diagnostic images
- Additional treatments, such as extractions or bone grafting
- Placement of your implants
- Restoration design and delivery
Ultimately, what to expect with dental implants will depend a great deal on if you’re in need of additional supportive therapies, such as bone grafting, tooth extractions, or gum disease therapy. While some of these procedures can be performed at the same time as your implant placement, others may require a bit of time before your dental implants can be installed.
In regard to your comfort and how “easy” your procedure is, what to expect with dental implants is simpler than you may have assumed. Our licensed IV sedation dentists make it possible to complete your implant treatment (as well as additional services) in one convenient visit. You’ll feel like you’re napping or dozing off as we do everything necessary to ensure you’re on your way to a healthier smile. When we install your implants, we’ll also make sure you have a prosthesis to wear as you heal, until you’re ready for a permanent crown, bridge, or denture. In some cases, your permanent restoration can be placed on the very same day. We’ll present your options in advance, so that you’ll know exactly what to expect with dental implants in our office.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
At your free consultation, Dr. Harper will examine your mouth and your jawbone so that we can help you determine if the procedure is right for you. He will discuss with you the best options to replace your missing teeth and if you are a candidate for dental implants. If you choose to complete dental implant treatment, our highly trained staff will take an impression of your mouth so that your implants can be created in a dental lab. Along with ensuring a perfect color match, each of your dental implants will be made to match the size and shape of the surrounding teeth. A replacement tooth, or crown, doesn’t decay like a natural tooth, so teeth restored with dental implants can’t get cavities! You must still continue to brush, floss and care for your implants and your surrounding natural teeth and gums in the same manner as natural teeth. Regular professional dental check-ups and cleanings are also essential to maintain the longevity of your dental implant.
Why Consider Dental Implants?
The Implant Process
Dental implants are a three-step process that can once again give you the confidence you desire with a complete smile. In the implant process, first Dr. Harper will place anchors where your tooth is missing to create a good foundation for the crown. Next, he will place titanium posts (the abutment) on top of the anchors where the crown is to be attached. Then a custom crown will be created and color-matched to the surrounding teeth. The crown will be made to fit perfectly in the place of your missing tooth. This process can take a few months from start to finish, and the end result will leave you with a natural-looking smile.