Are you considering dental implants? They’re a wonderful replacement solution for one tooth, multiple teeth, and even your whole smile. At Lakeside Daytona Dentist, Dr. Gladston Silva and Dr. Renata Santeli are highly-trained and experienced in placing dental implants to give you a complete, functional, and beautiful set of teeth. But before you begin the process, learn the answers to some frequently asked questions about dental implants in Daytona Beach.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in your jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root. Titanium is biocompatible, which allows it to permanently integrate into your jawbone. This creates a sturdy, stable, and long-lasting support for your dental restoration. It also keeps your jawbone healthy and strong by providing the stimulation that it had lost from missing teeth.
The cost of dental implants is hard to determine because of the many factors that play a role in their price. Dr. Silva or Dr. Santeli will examine your mouth to check your oral health, the position of your missing teeth, and the strength of your jawbone. After these variables are accounted for, we’ll be able to give you a much better estimate on the cost of your implants. There will also be the price of your restoration, which will depend on whether you need a crown, bridge, or denture.
Because dental implants fuse to your jawbone to become a permanent part of your body, they can last up to 30 years and even a lifetime with proper care. At Lakeside Daytona Dentist, we place dental implants with the goal of maximizing their longevity. After receiving them, you should brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to prevent oral health issues from occurring. Also, you should attend routine visits to our office to maintain the health of your implants, teeth, and gums.
Many hear about the process of placing titanium in their jaw and automatically think it’s painful. However, we make sure you’re completely numb and comfortable before starting the process. Your jawbone also doesn’t contain any pain-sensing nerves, which makes the procedure much more comfortable than it seems. Patients will typically feel the most pain after the treatment is complete, but this can typically be managed by medication.