Implants are dental restorations used to replace missing teeth. They restore functionality to the mouth and prevent occlusion or periodontal problems. Implants are titanium screws that Dr. Rebecca Benedict places below the gum line in the underlying bone. Dr. Benedict has implant training to place one or more implants and provide bone grafting to her patients as needed. Bone grafting ensures that patients have sufficient bone tissue for the implant post. Dr. Benedict works with patients to replace their permanent teeth, whether they have a single missing tooth or full arches of teeth missing.
The Benefits of Dental Implant Restorations
Dental implant restorations are considered to provide the best treatment for missing teeth. Some of the more prominent benefits of dental implant restorations are:
- Dental implant restorations replace both the root and the visible portion of the tooth.
- Due to osseointegration, dental implant restorations are a strong anchor for any dental restoration. The dental restoration does not move while talking or chewing.
- They help fill the gaps left by missing teeth and make the smile look symmetric and beautiful.
- Dental implant restorations also restore facial contour by providing strong anchoring.
- They provide a durable solution for missing teeth and are extremely long-lasting.
Dental implants are a great option for adults with one or more permanent missing teeth. Patients will require enough bone tissue to receive implant treatment. However, Dr. Benedict can offer bone grafting to ensure patients are good implant candidates. Dental implants are permanent, meaning that although patients may need to replace their crown, bridge, or denture eventually, the supporting implant will stay in the mouth permanently. As long as patients care for their implant restorations and continue visiting the dentist, their results last for years.
Dental Implant Treatment in Tampa, FL
A single dental implant consists of a titanium screw that acts as a false tooth root. An abutment connects the implant post to a dental crown, bridge, or denture. The dental implant secures false teeth that replace the visible portion of the missing teeth.
Dr. Benedict ensures that patients have enough bone tissue to support dental implants, then she begins treatment. Once she places the implants, it will take months for the implant to fuse to the jaw bone. After implant placement, avoid smoking, using straws, or spitting, as this can delay your healing time. Keep brushing and flossing your teeth, but avoid the surgical site.
Dr. Benedict will use an impression of your teeth during healing to create a crown, bridge, or denture. She can create custom dental crowns in her office using CEREC and CAD/CAM technology. After the surgical site has healed completely, she connects the permanent abutment to the dental implant. Then she places the custom-designed crown, bridge, or denture.
Restore Your Teeth
Are you missing permanent teeth? Do you want a fuller, more natural-looking smile? Call Dr. Benedict and her team today at 813-733-6981. You may also request a dental appointment online. Let Dr. Benedict know if you have any questions about implant treatment or your candidacy.