Losing even one permanent tooth can have a domino effect on your oral health and function. With a customized approach to care that focuses on helping each patient achieve their cosmetic and restorative goals, Laila Rizvi, DMD, offers dental implants at My DentalCare Center in Orlando, Florida. Dental implants provide unmatched stability and support for your replacement teeth. Call the dental office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Dental implants, which replace the natural root of a tooth, are a long-lasting solution for missing teeth that Dr. Rizvi surgically places in your jawbone.
Most teeth replacement options, like dentures and dental bridges, rest on your gum line. While they can restore your chewing and speaking abilities, they aren’t as comfortable or stable as your natural teeth.
Dental implants offer the look, feel, and function of natural teeth because they provide the security of your natural tooth roots.
Dental implants offer many benefits compared to more temporary replacement options, such as:
Implants provide a stable foundation for replacement teeth, allowing them to blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Dental implants, made of biocompatible titanium, integrate with your natural jawbone through osseointegration. The surrounding bone heals around the implant after surgery, becoming a natural part of your smile.
Unlike dental bridges, implants don’t rely on your surrounding teeth for support, allowing you to maintain the natural structure of your healthy teeth. Implants also stimulate the underlying bone to prevent it from breaking down.
Loose or ill-fitting dentures can affect your speech and cause sores on your gums. Dental implants hold your replacement teeth securely in place to ensure clear speaking and improve overall comfort.
Dental implants can take several months to place. Dr. Rizvi assesses your oral health and function to determine the correct implant placement. Implants require a healthy jawbone to integrate. If you don’t have enough in the treatment area, Dr. Rizvi may recommend a bone graft. The healing process can take 12 weeks or longer.
Implant surgery requires anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Once relaxed, Dr. Rizvi creates an incision in your gums and surgically inserts the implant into your jawbone. The bone heals around the implant over 6-12 weeks, securing it in place.
Once your mouth fully heals, Dr. Rizvi takes digital impressions to create your custom-made replacement teeth and connects them to your implants at the final visit.
Dental implants can last decades, even a lifetime, with proper care. Call My DentalCare Center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.