Dental Implants in Orlando, FL
Are missing teeth causing you discomfort and embarrassment?
In every way, dental implants are the next best alternative to natural teeth. A dental implant is simply a titanium root replacement that provides support for a dental restoration such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Implants can support a single restoration or act as the foundation for the replacement of multiple missing teeth.
Dr. Michaelson has the necessary training to handle the entire process for you, from placement of the implant to the final restoration right here at our Orlando dental office. He has committed to advancing his knowledge in this area by participating in many hours of continuing education and specialized training throughout his career.
Placement of Your Implant
Implants are made up of three separate parts. The first is the implant. This is a titanium screw-like piece that is placed in the bone. The second part is a connector between the implant and the third and final part, the crown. The crown is the part that looks like a tooth inside your mouth.
Our first step in the process is to evaluate your gum and bone structure in the area where the implant is to be placed. We have partnered with a mobile imaging company that comes right to our office to do a 3D CT Digital Imaging scan. Think of this as a three dimensional X-ray that is far more accurate than traditional x-rays. Using these images allows for greater accuracy in implant surgery, a less invasive procedure overall, and shorter healing times. You can learn more about the benefits of CT Digital Imaging here.
The best candidates for implant placement are patients who have sufficient bone in their jaw to hold the implant securely in place. If we find this is not the case for you, Dr. Michaelson may recommend a bone graft procedure that will build up the bone and make placement of a dental implant possible.
The implant is then allowed to heal for a period of several months. Throughout this time, Dr. Michaelson will continually monitor your progress. Since he oversees the entire process, you can be assured of continuity of care from a professional you know and trust. When the implant is fully healed, we will create a beautiful, natural-looking restoration that restores function, improves your appearance, and boosts your self-confidence.
One of the most common concerns with dentures is the movement of the denture while speaking, eating, or even laughing. If you would like added stability for your dentures, we recommend using dental implants. The implants are placed at strategic places in your jaw, and your new denture will be designed to snap securely onto the implants. The denture can be completely retained, stabilized, and supported by the implant. No more worries about the embarrassment of dentures that don’t stay in place!
Call for More Information About Dental Implants
Are you interested in learning more about dental implants and how they may benefit you? Give us a call! There’s a lot to consider when choosing dental implants, and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient consultation with Dr. Michaelson.