Implants are the smart choice and now an affordable choice! Receive your dental implant abutment & crown here!
Did you know that an implant actually has three parts?
- Implant: The artificial tooth root
- Abutment: It is tightened into the implant to hold the crown
- Crown: The part that looks like a tooth
All three of these components are required to replace a tooth. At our practice, here is what you will get:
- Dental Implant (D6010)
- Standard Abutment (D6056)
- Dental Crown (D6058)
- 3D Cone Beam Scan to evaluate the width and height of available bone (D0360 and D0363)
Ready to replace your missing tooth? Call us at 904-201-4304 for a consultation.
Need more information? Keep reading!
Missing one or more teeth can make you feel embarrassed or ashamed when you smile or talk. More importantly, the problem can endanger the health of your mouth. The surrounding teeth may start to move into the empty space, chewing can become difficult, and you are at a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Missing teeth can give your face a sunken appearance, which causes you to appear older than you really are.
In the past, people turned to dentures to replace entire rows of teeth. While dentures are still used in some cases, dental implants are the preferred method for filling in those gaps and completing your smile.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Unlike dentures, which take up a great deal of space in your mouth and can make it difficult for you to eat or speak, dental implants feel natural.
There are three parts that make up a dental implant: an artificial tooth root, an abutment (a post that connects to the artificial root) and a dental crown.
A dental implant is basically an artificial root made out of medical-grade titanium. When you receive a dental implant, the artificial root goes into the jawbone. It takes up minimal space and remains sturdy so you will not have the sensation of dental work floating or flopping in your mouth. Your bone will naturally heal around the implant. When this happens, an abutment or post is attached to the artificial root. The post is used to support a dental crown. A crown is then placed on the post. Your implant will feel and look just like a natural tooth.
Dental implants can change the way your mouth looks and feels!
Why Get a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is the best way to replace a missing tooth. It feels and looks just like a tooth. Missing teeth not only look unattractive but can cause problems, often with your bite. The tooth in front or behind can tip or bow into the space. The tooth above or below the space may drift up or down. This will alter your bite and may result in pain, tooth damage or “TMJ.”
If you are missing a tooth on one side, you render the tooth above or below it useless. You are basically missing two teeth at that point. You will tend to do more chewing on the other side. These teeth will become overworked and may break, which can lead to more lost teeth. This condition can become a vicious cycle of pain and lost teeth.
So, replace your missing teeth with the best option: a dental implant, abutment and crown at Elite Smiles.
The Health of Your Smile Is in Good Hands
Dental implants in St. Augustine, Florida, have been around for years, but at Elite Smiles Dentistry, we only use the latest, most innovative technology to make your experience comfortable and give you high-quality, lasting results.
If you are ready to fill in the gaps in your smile or replace your dentures, call our dental office today to schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Steven Freeman and associates. During your appointment, we will look at your teeth and discuss your options for a smile that you will enjoy showing off and that will give you a feeling of confidence.