Dental implants are advanced, durable tooth replacements that mimic the natural structure and function of teeth. Consisting of three key components: an implant post, an abutment, and a crown, implants are surgically placed into the jawbone where the missing tooth once was.
The implant post, typically made from titanium, fuses with the bone through osseointegration, providing unparalleled stability and preventing bone loss. The abutment connects the implant post to the prosthetic crown, custom-designed to match the surrounding teeth in size, shape, and color.
At Everest Dental, we are proud to offer dental implants as a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile's aesthetics and ability to bite, chew, and speak confidently. Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care, making them popular for patients seeking a long-term and highly functional tooth replacement option.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Good Oral Health
Your gums must be healthy enough to support the implant. If they are not, you may need additional treatments before getting an implant. For example, if you have gum disease, our dentist in Oviedo, FL, may recommend periodontal therapy first.
Adequate Bone Structure
The implant post is surgically placed into your jawbone. If you don’t have enough bone structure, the implant may not fuse properly with the bone. A bone graft can help build up the bone in your jaw.
Smoking can interfere with the healing process of the dental implant. If you smoke, you will need to quit before getting an implant. Also, if you grind your teeth at night, you may need to wear a mouthguard to protect your new teeth from damage.
Good General Health
Certain medical conditions may disqualify you from getting an implant. These include diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Be sure to tell our dentist about your health conditions so he can determine if receiving an implant is safe for you.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Since dental implants look and feel like natural teeth, they allow you to smile confidently.
With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth, causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants in Oviedo, FL, function like natural teeth, allowing you to speak without worry.
Dentures can become loose while chewing certain foods. Dental implants function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods easily.
Improved Oral Health
By replacing missing teeth, you prevent your other teeth from shifting into the empty spaces. Implants also prevent additional tooth loss and further decay.
If you are looking for a permanent and natural-looking solution to restore your smile, dental implants could bring back your confidence and the joy of a complete set of teeth. Visit Everest Dental at 2989 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo, FL 32765, or call (407) 695-7774 to explore whether dental implants are the right option for you.