Implant Dentistry

New Smile, New You

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. They are designed to provide a permanent solution that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth. They consist of three parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the dental crown.

The dental crown is the visible part of the implant, and it looks and functions like your natural teeth. It is made of high-quality materials such as porcelain or zirconia and will be color-matched to your existing teeth for a natural-looking smile.

At Port Orange Family Dentistry, our top-class dentists use high-tech technology and techniques to ensure that your implant procedure is as comfortable, safe, and effective as possible. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how dental implants can benefit you.

Dental Implants VS Dentures

If you are missing some teeth, you may be wondering whether dental implants or dentures are the best options for you. While both can improve your oral health, there are some key differences between the two.

Dental implants are permanent artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into your jawbone. Once we fuse them with your bone tissue, they provide a stable foundation for a dental crown or bridge. Implants are a popular choice because they are durable, and look and feel like natural teeth. They also help preserve your jawbone and prevent bone loss, which can occur when you have missing teeth.

Dentures, on the other hand, are removable prosthetic teeth that are designed to fit over your gums. They can replace all or some of your missing teeth and are typically held in place with suction or adhesive. While they are a more affordable option than dental implants, they can sometimes be uncomfortable and can slip out of place while eating or speaking.

At our Port Orange practice, we understand that every patient has unique needs and preferences. That's why we offer both dental implants and dentures, as well as other tooth replacement options like bridges and partial dentures. Call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about which option suits you best.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Looks and functions just like your natural teeth.
Are designed to last a lifetime with proper care.
Preserves your jawbone and prevents further bone loss.
Can be brushed and flossed like your natural teeth.

Typical Dental Implant Procedure

John begins experiencing discomfort and difficulty chewing due to a missing tooth. He starts researching his options online and learns about our dental implants as a long-term solution. Here’s a walkthrough of his journey:

Stage 1: Consultation

John schedules a consultation with Port Orange Family Dentistry to discuss his options for replacing his missing tooth. During the consultation, the dentist assesses John's oral health and determines he is a good candidate for dental implants.

Stage 2: Implant Placement

The dentist schedules an appointment for the implant placement. During this procedure, the dentist surgically places the implant into John's jawbone.

Stage 3: Healing

After the implant placement, John's jawbone needs time to heal and fuse with the implant in a process called osseointegration. The Port Orange team monitored his progress closely over the following few months.

Stage 4: Abutment Placement

Once the implant has fully fused with the jawbone, John returns to our office to have an abutment attached to the implant. The abutment serves as a connector between the implant and the replacement tooth.

Stage 5: Restoration Placement

Finally, the dentist attaches the replacement tooth to the abutment. John now has a fully functional and natural-looking tooth that will last for years to come.

Success Rate of Dental Implants

The success rate of dental implants varies depending on several factors such as the location in the mouth, the patient's overall health, and the expertise of the dentist performing the procedure. However, on average, dental implants have a success rate of around 90-95%. And with the proper care and maintenance we offer, our dental implants last for decades.

“Such a great atmosphere! Everyone here is so nice and attentive. Can’t believe I’m saying this but even the injections aren’t bad!! Highly recommend this place-clinically competent and excellent service!”

— Taylor H.

A Smile Makeover with Dental Implants

Are you self-conscious about your missing teeth? Do you find yourself hiding your smile? Dental implants can restore your confidence and give you a natural-looking smile. Our expert team with their latest technology ensures a comfortable and successful dental implant procedure.

Don't let missing teeth hold you back any longer - contact us today to schedule your consultation and smile your way to better dental health and overall wellness.