Are you seeking a replacement for missing teeth? Many patients incorrectly believe that their only options are dental bridges, partial dentures, or full dentures. At Tarpon Shores Dental, our team wants to introduce you to a truly state-of-the-art solution: dental implants. Implants are highly recommended for patients with a healthy jawbone who need to replace one tooth or several at a time. Dr. Mesh has undergone advanced training in this modern service and can perform every stage of treatment, including the surgical components, here in his Englewood, FL office. Please contact us today if you’d like to schedule a consultation and learn whether dental implants are an accessible choice for you.
Dental implants are made of biocompatible titanium. They function as a rod that is placed directly into the gum and bone tissue, effectively serving as the tooth’s new root. This “root” will provide important stability to support the eventual dental restoration (usually a crown) that’s placed atop it. After the initial surgery, the implant will gradually fuse with the surrounding oral structures, establishing an enduring foundation. After this healing process is complete, the patient will return to our office in order to receive their restoration and regain a reinvigorated smile that’s virtually indistinguishable from the original.
The team at Tarpon Shores Dental recommends dental implants for several important uses, including the following:
Unfortunately, not everyone can successfully replace missing teeth with dental implants. During your initial consultation, Dr. Mesh will evaluate the current health of your jawbone with diagnostic technology. Factors like gum disease and smoking may compromise the projected success of any placed implant, and our team is likely to advise against further treatment until they’re not longer an issue. Please plan to provide us with any relevant medical history at this appointment so that we can determine whether or not dental implants are the right solution for your unique smile and lifestyle.
If you are missing a single tooth, an implant-retained crown is the best way to restore the placed implant. This treatment has three distinct components: there’s the implant, an all-porcelain crown, and something called the abutment. The abutment is designed to serve as the “go-between,” connecting the implant to the placed crown. Your new “tooth” will be precisely shaded to match the surrounding teeth, and it can be brushed and flossed just like the rest of your smile.
Are you missing multiple teeth that appear in a row? Implant-retained bridges are also available at Tarpon Shores Dental! The process is simple – two crowns will be attached over placed implants on either side of the gap in order to support a lifelike prosthetic. Your smile’s natural appearance will be restored, your bite will be strengthened, and natural teeth will no longer have the opportunity to shift out of place.
If you have lost a large amount of natural teeth, a new or existing denture can be anchored in place to dental implants. The prosthetic will snap over them in either a permanent fashion or a removable one, still allowing patients the convenience they’re used to. The final results are highly durable and reliable. Patients can enjoy all the favorite foods they’ve been missing out on and don’t have to worry about inopportune slipping!
Teeth-in-a-Day is an excellent reconstructive solution that can rebuild an entire arch of missing teeth. Dr. Mesh will place just four dental implants at strategic angles throughout the mouth, and they will hold your new prosthetic sturdily in place. Better yet, the denture can be attached to the implants immediately after their initial placement, which means patients will come in with an incomplete smile and walk out with a strong and functional set of new teeth they can rely on.