By Implant Dentistry of Fort Myers
January 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants are a restorative procedure that restores missing teeth and provides your jawbone with the vital support it needs. If you are considering this treatment, our dentist in Fort Myers, FL, Dr. Jay Shartzer, is here to help and advise you!

More About Dental Implants

It's vital to deal with tooth loss as soon as possible, as a vacant tooth may lead to jawbone deterioration. The dental implant procedure is simple and prevents detrimental effects to the jaw that occur with missing teeth.

Here's what the treatment consists of:

First, your dentist administers an anesthetic to the area that will undergo the procedure. Then, a titanium post will be inserted into the jawbone. This post acts as a replacement for the missing tooth root and is biocompatible, so there is no worry of tissue rejection. The doctor then surgically closes the area, thus allowing it to heal for a period of 3 to 6 months, during which the process of osseointegration takes its full course. At this time, you will need to visit your doctor on a regular basis to ensure that the procedure has gone accordingly. After the 3-6 month healing period, your dentist finishes the treatment by re-opening the area, inserting an abutment, and placing a crown on top of it.

Dental Implant Advantages

  • They can last a lifetime if cared for properly and have a high success rate, reaching 95 percent, compared to other dental restorations.
  • They don't slip out of place which makes them comfortable and practical.
  • You won't have to worry about being able to bite into and chew food.
  • The jawbone doesn't shrink as dental implants provide the needed support.
  • Implants fill a single gap in your teeth, a few gaps, or replace all of your teeth.

If you have questions or concerns, Dr. Jay Shartzer can help you out. Call the Fort Myers, FL, office, at (239) 275-7680 to make an appoint today!