If you are missing one or more teeth, then look no further than Bow Tie Dentist! Palm Harbor dentist Dr. Saimon Ramos is a compassionate and experienced provider who can restore the form, function, and natural beauty of your teeth with dental implants.
If you have lost a tooth, dental implants can restore your smile back to thriving health in just a few appointments.
This procedure is quite popular because it offers a natural look to your teeth, and because it is a long-term solution to restoring smiles.
First, Dr. Ramos will inspect your dental health and medical history to see if implants are the right choice for you. If they are, you might also need a few preparatory procedures that will ensure a successful implant, such as a bone graft or a sinus lift. Dr. Ramos will explain everything in detail.
One of our trusted specialists will make a cut on your gum to expose the bone, then drill a hole where the metal implant will go in. The implant is placed deep into the bone to mimic a tooth root.
Bone needs to grow around the implant before your crown can be added on top, and that can take even a few months.
Dr. Ramos will refer you to one of our trusted specialists for this procedure. They will evaluate you and go over the process in detail.
Crowns are tailor-made to fit the size and color of the rest of your teeth. Once we receive the crown from the lab, we will attach it to the abutment, and the process is complete.
If you only have one missing tooth, or a few that are spread out with generally healthy remaining teeth, then single-implants will simply replace those damaged or missing.
If you have extensive damage, full-arch implants can quickly update your smile! You will only receive 4 to 6 implants on your jaw, and the entire arch denture is fixed on top.
Your questions, answered.
If you have generally good health, dental implants are a safe procedure for you. However, Dr. Ramos will only recommend implants after reviewing your medical history to make the best treatment plan for you!
The time it takes to get dental implants can vary depending on a variety of factors, like the state of your oral health and where your implants are being placed. Dental implants are completed over two separate appointments, and the whole process can take anywhere between 3 and 9 months.
Dental implants are unique in that they are made from durable titanium and are fused directly with your jaw. So, although you will need to replace the crown, bridge, or other restoration at some point, the implant itself can last a lifetime!