Smile Confidently With Dental Implants
Are your self-confidence and day-to-day activities negatively affected by missing teeth? Our implant dentist, Dr. Al Villalobos offers natural-looking dental implants as a restorative solution that will complete your smile once again. With dental implants, you’ll receive a fully functional smile that allows you to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Discover if implants can benefit you and your oral health by reading our helpful guide below.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent restorative solution that replaces teeth from root to crown, giving you a natural-looking smile. Implants are made up of three parts:
- The Implant: A screw acts as the root for your new tooth. This piece permanently attaches to the jawbone.
- Abutment: The permanent connector that supports a tooth or multiple teeth.
- The Crown: The prosthetic tooth that’s visible. It’s typically made from porcelain to ensure a natural appearance and durability.
Your implants fuse directly into your jawbone to prevent disintegration, a consequence of tooth loss that can alter facial appearance. This fusion is called osseointegration. They provide unmatched support and stability so you can eat all of your favorite foods and smile with ease. Best of all, implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth for a smile that can last you a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When you choose dental implants as your choice restoration, you’ll receive a variety of unique benefits such as:
- Secured to your jaw
- Natural look, feel, and function
- Personalized for you
- Easy to maintain
- Prevents jawbone deterioration
- No dietary restrictions
- Can last a lifetime with proper care
Our Dental Implant Process
Completing your smile with dental implants requires multiple visits to our Jupiter, FL office over the course of several months. You can expect to experience the following steps:
If you’re interested in dental implants, the first step is scheduling an initial consultation with Dr. Villalobos at our Jupiter office. This visit will consist of a full mouth examination to determine if implants are the perfect choice for your individual needs.
Most patients qualify for implant placement right away, but some may need supplemental procedures to receive successful treatment. Dr. Villalobos will let you know if you fall under this category. Your initial visit is also a great time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you may have.
Once we’ve determined implants are the perfect restoration option for your oral health, you’ll come into our Jupiter office for implant placement. Dr. Villalobos will surgically place the implants directly into your jaw and protect the surgical area with a temporary crown or flipper while you heal. The healing process will take three to six months as your implant naturally fuses with your jawbone through osseointegration
After you’ve fully recovered, you’ll return to our Jupiter office one last time. During this appointment, Dr. Villalobos will attach your customized restoration. We feature crowns, bridges, and dentures to sit atop your implants. Whichever restoration you choose will be customized to match your surrounding smile for a seamlessly beautiful look. You’ll walk out of our office ready to show off your complete smile!
Dental Implant Care
When you properly care for your dental implants, they can last you a lifetime. Luckily, taking care of your restoration is almost no different than caring for your natural teeth. Simply follow these tips to ensure your implants stay in great condition:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush.
- Floss once a day, being mindful not to snap the floss onto your gums.
- Rinse with antibacterial mouthwash between meals.
- Regularly visit our Jupiter office once every six months for dental checkups and professional cleanings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental implants are a permanent, non-removable restoration, whereas dentures are prosthetic tooth replacements that require nighttime removal. Dentures need to soak in a special overnight solution and are known to be uncomfortable and can often slip out of the mouth when eating or speaking.
Since implants are permanent replacement that acts just like your natural teeth, they can last a lifetime. They’re secured to your jaw and never need to be removed. Implants also stimulate your jaw to prevent bone loss and preserve your facial appearance.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Villalobos will discuss your tooth replacement options and determine the best treatment based on your needs.
The cost of dental implant treatment varies from patient to patient. Certain factors will influence the total cost of your restoration including how many implants you need, if supplemental procedures are necessary, and if your health insurance will cover a portion of the expenses. To get an accurate estimate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Villalobos by calling our Jupiter office at (561)-744-0677.
Dental implants are designed to last for a lifetime with your restoration needing replacement every 15 years or so. Dr. Villalobos recommends practicing good oral hygiene and scheduling regular visits to our Jupiter office for professional cleanings and checkups to ensure its longevity.
The ideal candidate for dental implants must have:
- Good overall health
- Good jawbone density
- Healthy gums
If Dr. Villalobos finds you don’t qualify for dental implants, he recommends undergoing a supplemental procedure to increase your implant candidacy.
Visit Dr. Villalobos for Dental Implants
Ready to restore your smile and improve your oral health? Let Dr. Villalobos complete your smile with dental implants and experience newfound confidence. To discover if implants are the perfect solution for your unique dental needs, call our Jupiter office at (561) 744-0677.
You can also fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will get back to you shortly. We proudly serve patients in the Jupiter, FL area including Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens, and Juno Beach, FL.