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 to multiple dental implants for lost teeth. While there are a variety of options for people who have missing teeth, none has 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.
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 and 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. 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. They 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 the bone structure and avoid unwanted problems in the future. Implants are designed to fuse with the jaw bone and promote the 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 smiles.
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 lost tooth or several lost teeth, Alexander Dentistry provides a free consultation for patients that need dental implants in Jacksonville FL. Schedule an appointment online, and one of our dental team members will be happy to schedule your next dental exam and consultation.