If you are missing teeth, dental implants are the most natural tooth replacement option. The dental office of Dr. Donald Alexander in Jacksonville, FL offers a single dental implant for one missing tooth or dental implants for multiple missing teeth. While there are a variety of options for people who have missing teeth, none proven as effective or durable as dental implants.
The number and location of your missing teeth will determine which kind of dental implant you will need. Dr. Alexander will first begin with a thorough dental exam and then will create a personalized treatment plan for each patient. Dr. Alexander will handle the pre-treatment planning and implant restoration parts of the procedure.
Types of Dental Implants
Dental Implant-secured Crown
In the past, if you had lost a front tooth, your dentist would have recommended a dental bridge. This involves grinding down the two adjacent teeth then using them to anchor the dental bridge. With advances in technology, dentists can now offer a single dental implant that will secure a new dental crown when a single tooth is missing.
Our office works with select Jacksonville periodontists and oral surgeons and they will surgically place the implant post in the root canal. Once healed, the abutment will be attached, and a dental crown will be used to complete the restoration.
Our Jacksonville, FL dentist office utilizes CEREC which uses CAD/CAM technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. This state-of-the-art technology makes custom fit, high quality, porcelain dental crowns in just one visit. The crown will look and feel like a natural tooth and will be secure.
Dental Implant-secured Bridge
A dental implant secured dental bridge is often used to replace several consecutively missing teeth. Traditionally secured using prepared adjacent teeth; Dr. Alexander will recommend securing a dental bridge with dental implants whenever possible. Dental implant secured bridges do not compromise the structure of remaining healthy teeth.
Bridgework secured by dental implants provides a stronger, more effective restoration. Dental implants fuse naturally with jaw bone creating a stable and lasting bite. Dental implants help to prevent bone recession and create a more stable oral foundation, promoting long term oral health.
Dental Implant-secured Denture
Dental implant secured dentures are an option for people missing all of their upper or lower teeth. If you currently have dentures and patients struggle with ill fitted dentures, then you may want to consider implant secured dentures. Dentures are prone to slipping or falling out, causing embarrassing situations for patients. Dentures can be secured using strategically placed dental implants.
Dental implant secured dentures provide patients with added oral health benefits. Dental implants help to retain bone structure and avoid unwanted problems in the future. Implants are designed to fuse with the jaw bone and promote natural regeneration of bone tissue. Dental implant secured dentures allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction and can help patients feel more confident in their smile.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants: Overview
- The Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implant FAQs
- Dental Implant Procedure
- Dental Implant vs Dentures
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
- Dental Implants for a Single Missing Tooth
Schedule a Free Dental Implant Consultation
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, Dr. Alexander offers a free consultation for dental implants in his Jacksonville FL dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with Alexander Dentistry to have all your questions about dental implants answered. Dr. Alexander, along with his knowledgeable staff, will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.