Dental Implants - Ormond Beach, FL
Why Are Dental Implants the Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth?
Here in Ormond Beach, FL, we’re happy to offer several tooth replacement solutions so that patients can select the one that best fits their personal goals, lifestyle, and overall budget. However, our doctor are likely to recommend dental implants as the ideal solution available, and it’s not hard to understand why. Implants are designed to replicate the entire shape of your natural tooth, creating results that are impressively durable and lifelike. They can help you regain not just a complete, functioning smile, but also the quality of life you deserve. Contact Brown & Nawrocki Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule your first consultation with our experienced doctors and team members, or if you have any questions we can help you with.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
The amazing success behind dental implants is actually pretty simple. These small, metal posts are inserted into the jawbone in order to replace your missing tooth root. Traditional services don’t bother with replacing the tooth root, only the white crown that everyone sees. But without a functioning tooth root in place, the bone tissue will fall victim to gradual deterioration, and your oral health and facial appearance can suffer as a result. By providing a comprehensive replacement that perfectly mimics the root’s original function, patients can remain healthier in the long run.
What Happens During The Dental Implant Process?
While every patient’s personal treatment plan will be unique in its own way, dental implants are typically completed in two phases. First, we’ll plan out the actual surgical placement of the implant(s) into the gum tissue and jawbone. Once this procedure is completed and the implants are in place, a process that’s known as osseointegration begins, during which the natural tissue gradually forms over the implant and creates a sturdy foundation. When the surgical sites have fully healed, all that’s left is to attach a restorative crown or prosthetic over the placed implants(s). At Brown & Nawrocki Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re proud to be able to offer every step of the treatment in-house for maximum patient convenience.
What Types of Restorations Can Attach to Implants?
Our recommendation for your new, personalized restoration will depend on the extent of your tooth loss and your personal preferences. Possible options include:
- Dental crowns can restore individual implants/teeth effectively without sacrificing any of the healthy natural structure that surrounds it.
- Implant-retained bridges and partial dentures can restore multiple consecutive or non-consecutive teeth along a single arch. Instead of having to sacrifice the health of nearby teeth to support the prosthetics, our doctor can anchor them to strategically-placed implants for excellent support.
- Implant-retained full dentures combine a customized base with an entire arch of replacement teeth. We can anchor your new prosthetic to anywhere from four to six placed implants for reliable, cost-effective coverage.
In addition to fixed (permanent) implant-retained prosthetics, patients can also select partial or full “overdentures” that are removable for convenient cleaning and storage.
In addition to traditional implant treatment, our practice also offers Hybridge care for patients who have lost all of their teeth and are in need of a fast, reliable replacement that can be completed in as little as one appointment.
Why Should I See a Prosthodontist?
As the only prosthodontist in the Ormond Beach area, Dr. Andrew Nawrocki specializes in replacing missing teeth, and he can design a variety of custom-made prosthetics to restore your dental implants and help you smile again with full confidence. If you’re ready to start pursuing new, quality teeth, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office for a more accurate, predictable, and efficient experience from beginning to end.
Dental Implant FAQs
You want to learn more about dental implants because you understand the important investment you’re making in your smile. That’s great! At Brown & Nawrocki Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry, we want you to feel comfortable and confident in your decision to pursue this type of treatment, which is why we’ve compiled a list of dental implant FAQs in Ormond Beach for you to review. We hope these answers will offer clarity and reassurance of knowing you’re making the right decision to improve your smile and oral health with dental implants.
Are dental implants safe?
When it comes to the actual procedure and materials used, yes, dental implants are completely safe. Years of research and experimentation has shown that dental implants are one of the safest and most effective methods of restorative treatment. It is important to note that there are instances where a dental implant can fail, including smoking, lack of bone density, or a weakened immune system caused by health-related conditions and diseases. It’s important that you talk with our team about your medical history before moving forward with implants.
How much do dental implants cost?
There are many factors that contribute to the overall cost of dental implant placement, some of which include:
- The number of implants placed
- Materials used
- Type of restoration
During your initial visit with the dentist, you will receive a complete estimate that explains the breakdown of the implant process and how much each aspect will cost.
Can dental implants fail?
Unfortunately, yes, dental implants can fail, but you should know it is extremely rare. This type of tooth replacement has a high success rate, which makes it highly unlikely that your dental implants will fail. However, if they do, the following reasons could be why:
- Tobacco use or smoking
- Incorrect positioning and placement of the implant(s)
- Infection in the oral bone and/or soft tissue
- Autoimmune disorders and a weakened immune system
- Deteriorating bone structure
Are there any risks associated with surgery?
Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure, and just like any other, there are risks associated with it. Fortunately, the risk is very low, and by having a highly skilled and trained dental professional performing the procedure, the chances of problems developing during or after the surgery lessen. It should also make it more reassuring to know that if a problem were to occur, they will know how to address it promptly.
After your procedure, it is common to have some discomfort or pain, but a pain medication or antibiotics will help with your recovery. If an infection were to develop, it is important that we are alerted as soon as possible, so Dr. Nawrocki can address it immediately.
Does it hurt to receive dental implants?
Dental implants are designed to feel like a natural tooth. You won’t have the nerves like a real tooth, but it is geared to function as if the tooth was never missing in the first place. To have them placed, you will receive local anesthesia, keeping you comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Once you are sent home to heal, you can expect some discomfort and/or pain. If necessary, Dr. Nawrocki can prescribe pain medication or antibiotics (or both!) to assist in making your recovery time and more pleasant experience.