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Dental Implants in Orange Park, FL

Dental implants are the one procedure for missing teeth that can truly last a lifetime. Sometimes referred to as nature’s tooth rival, implant dentistry is the only option that replaces your missing dental structure as well as its root. They are the best option in tooth replacement available today, but not everyone is the right candidate for the procedure. Learn more about dental implants in Orange Park, FL from the team at Kind Care Dentistry! Please contact us today if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment with Dr. Natasha Patel.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

 

A dental implant is a titanium post that is implanted below the gum line. Here, it acts as a prosthetic root for the replacement crown that is secured on top. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, several lost teeth, or a whole row of missing teeth in the top or bottom of the jaw.

 

After the dental implants have been surgically placed, a recovery period of four to six months is necessary for healing. You’ll wear a temporary tooth replacement during this time. Meanwhile, the jawbone grows around the titanium implants in the process known as osseointegration. Once osseointegration is complete, the dental implants are sturdy in the jaw. Next, the prosthetic tooth or teeth will be secured on top in the final restoration of the dental implants.

When properly maintained, dental implants can be expected to last the wearer’s lifetime. Occasionally, poor dental hygiene results in the condition called peri-implantitis. Prevent the failure of dental implants by brushing and flossing the teeth regularly, and by visiting Kind Care Dentistry as recommended for follow-up maintenance. Maintain a nutritious diet and avoid tobacco use for the continued health of your dental implants.

Benefits of Dental Implants

woman looking at smile in mirrorIt has been shown that bone loss occurs where no natural teeth exist. After an extraction or tooth loss, the bone resorbs and shrinks, and the space can cause shifting of other teeth. This change in bone structure can cause the bite to change, and chewing, talking, and smiling may be compromised too. Implants placed in the bone can stop this process, keep other teeth in place, and restore the natural look and function of your teeth.

Am I A Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

woman consulting with medical professionalIt has been shown that bone loss occurs where no natural teeth exist. After an extraction or tooth loss, the bone resorbs and shrinks, and the space can cause shifting of other teeth. This change in bone structure can cause the bite to change, and chewing, talking, and smiling may be compromised too. Implants placed in the bone can stop this process, keep other teeth in place, and restore the natural look and function of your teeth.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

man receiving dental careThe total cost of dental implants in Orange Park will depend on a few factors, including the health of your jawbone and how many teeth are being replaced. Patients who need to have a bone graft or sinus lift before getting implants can expect to pay a little more for this procedure. Preparatory tooth extraction will also add to the cost of treatment. Additionally, patients who choose to use dental sedation options, will need to factor these costs into the overall treatment price. Of course, a single dental implant will cost less than having an entire arch replaced due to the greater number of implant posts necessary as well as the additional cost of the larger tooth replacement prosthetics. The only way to know for sure how much you can expect to pay is to schedule an appointment with your implant dentist in Orange Park. We’ll walk you through every aspect of treatment, carefully outline the costs associated with these services, and help you find the best options to finance your dental implant tooth replacement. We’ll walk you through any dental insurance coverage you may receive and discuss all of your financing options, during a tooth replacement consultation.

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Dental Implant FAQs

Do you have remaining questions about dental implants? Let’s see if we can take care of them right here. If not -- or if you would like to discuss more -- please do not hesitate to get in touch with our office at any time.

Q: How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for many years -- often an entire lifetime.

Q: Can I take dental implants out?

No, dental implants are implanted beneath the gum line. You may be able to remove the prosthetic teeth, however.

Q: How many teeth can dental implants replace?

Dental implants can take the place of anywhere from one to an entire arch of missing teeth.

Q: Does it hurt to get dental implants?

Thanks to modern methods and excellent sedation options, you shouldn’t feel a thing while you are getting dental implants.

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