There are several reasons why you might have missing teeth, including an accident, genetics or decay, but you can choose to replace your missing teeth in a variety of ways. Our dentist in Rockledge can make dentures to replace numerous teeth, or alternatively, you might want to have a dental bridge that holds full-size crowns. However, many patients find these dental appliances uncomfortable to wear because the items don’t fit properly, and patients can have problems keeping the devices clean. Today, there is a new option available from our dentist, and with dental implants, you won’t have these problems:
• Poor fit
• Clicking noises
• Oral hygiene issues
• Mouth sores
If you have teeth in your mouth that are beyond repair, then our dentist in Rockledge is often able to remove these teeth and insert implants right away. You won’t need to go through the trouble of having a dental bridge or wearing dentures first. If you already have dental appliances that don’t make you happy, then visit our dentist to learn more about the benefits of dental implants.
There Are Different Types of Implants
First, a thorough examination is necessary to understand if your alveolar bones and jawbone are strong enough for a surgical procedure. When your bones are in good condition, you can have implant surgery right away, but if you have weak bones, there are ways to overcome the problem. Our dentist can provide bone-strengthening prescription medication that can help your body to develop stronger facial bones within a few months.
When your bones are stronger, you are able to have surgery for the dental implants. In addition, there are now different types of dental implants, so if you do still lack bone, then there are ways that you can have surgery. There are two major types of dental implants, including dental implants that are supported with metal posts that are inserted directly into the bones of the gums and dental implants that are placed above the gums with special metal supports.
Dental Implants Last for Many Years
You are anesthetized for dental implant surgery so that our dentist can drill a hole in the gums for the metal posts. Eventually, your alveolar bones will grow around the metal posts to keep the items in place. Our dentist will place a metal screw on the posts to hold the dental crowns. When a crown is damaged, our dentist can remove it to attach a new crown. With this option, you likely won’t need new surgery to have a metal post inserted into your gums. Visit Brevard Smiles in Indian Harbour Beach or Rockledge to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!