Dental Implants

The long-term solution to tooth loss is dental implants, which can restore your smile!


Dental implants offer up a long-term solution that you can use to replace any missing teeth. If you have any permanent teeth missing and it is causing difficulty with chewing, speaking or your confidence there is a long-term solution in the form of dental implants.

If you are looking for a way to replace a missing tooth that is most similar to your natural one, an implant may be the solution you are looking for. Dental implants are small, sturdy, titanium posts; that act as the root structure would for a natural tooth. A dental implant is placed into your upper or lower jawbone. After the bone has grown around the implant, implants can hold a crown, bridge or over-denture just like roots hold natural teeth in place. Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime. They require the same maintenance as natural teeth; this includes brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups.

A single tooth or a full arch of teeth, which have been lost due to injury or disease can be replaced with dental implants. Titanium metal is used because of its compatibility with bone and oral tissues. Implants are a wonderful alternative to dentures and can serve as anchors for crowns, bridges, or can also be a solid foundation for your dentures. Imagine a confident, natural looking smile that could be yours.

Dental implants are extremely similar to natural teeth and detecting one is very difficult. A dental implant is inserted into the root structure just the same way that a regular natural tooth would be. They are created using sturdy titanium posts and simply screwed into place during a special dental procedure. Once they are anchored they offer permanent solutions that can last a lifetime.

Dental implants can be placed into your upper or lower jawbone so regardless of where you end up losing the tooth it can be easily replaced with the skilled hands of a dental professional. Implants will take some time to heal and the bone will need to grow over top of an implant before it is secure enough to hold partial dentures, a crown or a bridge. Once the bone has grown over however they will hold in place with the same strength as natural teeth.

Because dental implants are so much like natural teeth you will need to perform the same amount of brushing, flossing and regular cleaning to make sure that bacteria isn’t given the chance to affect other nearby natural teeth. Regular dental checkups are also needed to check on the status of your dental implants.

Whether you have a single tooth, or a full arch of tooth that need replacement because of an injury or because of disease, all of these can be replaced by dental implants. If you are interested in learning more about dental implants and whether or not these could be a good option for your condition contact the office for an evaluation with Lakeside Daytona dentist Dr. Silva.