Missing teeth can not only compromise the appearance of your smile, they can also have a negative impact on your overall oral health. While other restorative procedures can provide patients with a reliable solution after tooth loss, none can restore the balance of a bite and the strength and beauty of a smile as effectively as a dental implants treatment. In order to ensure her patients receive the highest level of care, Dr. Susana Moncada performs the placement and restoration of dental implants here at Windermere Dental Group in Orlando, FL. To learn more about the unparalleled benefits of dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Moncada today.
Dental Implants Explained
Dental implants are very small metal posts that are surgically placed into the jaw, where they serve the role of missing tooth roots. Once healed, dental implants can provide a lifetime of support for dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. At many other dental practices, patients are referred to an outside surgeon for implants placement and restoration. However, when you choose Windermere Dental Group, Dr. Susana Moncada will perform your dental implants treatment under one roof.
The Dental Implants Procedure
From start to finish, a dental implants treatment takes place over multiple appointments.
Evaluating Your Candidacy and Planning Treatment
We will first review your candidacy for dental implants by taking digital x-rays of your teeth and jawbone. In order to qualify for treatment, patients must have a sufficient amount of jawbone density to support the embedded posts. If Dr. Moncada finds that jawbone recession has precluded you from a dental implants treatment, she may recommend a bone grafting procedure to help you qualify. The x-rays will also help Dr. Moncada identify the best placement locations for your implants.
When you arrive at our practice for implants placement, Dr. Moncada will first numb the area before creating a small incision. Next, she will place the implant posts directly into the jaw. The number of implants being placed will depend on the type of restoration you will be supporting. The posts will be left to heal for four to six months, and we can provide a temporary restoration for you to wear between visits. During this time, the implants will completely fuse with the surrounding bone through a process known as osseointegration, allowing them to function like artificial tooth roots. By integrating directly with the jaw, dental implants also help to halt jawbone recession that occurs after tooth loss. No other restorative treatment can provide this benefit.
After the implants have integrated with your jawbone and your permanent restoration has been created at our advanced partner lab, you will return to our practice for a final appointment. Dr. Moncada will attach your custom implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture firmly in place, instantly restoring the strength, look, and function of your smile. You can continue to enjoy all of your favorite foods and eat, speak, and smile with the confidence of knowing your restoration will never slip out of place.
Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation
At Windermere Dental Group, we are your one-stop shop for a dental implants treatment. Reach out to our practice and schedule an appointment today and discover if dental implants are right for you. Dr. Moncada would be happy to address any of your questions or concerns in a private consultation.