If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile because of missing permanent teeth, dental implants offer a solution. At Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, Juliet Bulnes-Newton, DMD, Diplomate-ABDSM, and the exceptional team offer dental implants to perfect your smile by creating a full set of natural-looking teeth. Call the office to schedule a consultation or use the online booking tool today.
Dental implants available at Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry are metal posts used to anchor artificial teeth. They are used to replace missing teeth. Dental implants look just like real teeth and can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.
You might need just a few implants to replace some of your teeth, or full-mouth restoration to replace all of your natural teeth. The Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry team is highly skilled in placing dental implants.
The benefits you can expect when choosing dental implants at Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry include:
Dental implants are strong and long-lasting when cared for properly. They can improve your overall quality of life with little downtime after the procedure.
To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, the Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry team reviews your oral health history, takes dental X-rays if necessary, and examines your teeth and gums.
They discuss your desired results before personalizing a cosmetic dentistry plan that’s best for you. You might first need tooth extraction or bone grafting prior to dental implant placement.
During a dental implant procedure, your Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry provider numbs the treatment area and offers a sedative to help you feel relaxed. They make tiny incisions and insert dental implants into your jawbone. After the procedure, you may experience some tenderness. Follow a soft-food diet during the healing process.
After several months, or longer in some cases, your jawbone completely heals around the implants. Your specialist digitally scans your mouth so a dental lab can develop custom-fitted artificial teeth. When your new crowns, bridges, or dentures are ready, your dentist makes sure they fit properly and bonds them to the dental implants.
After you receive your implants and new teeth, take good care of them to ensure they last as long as possible. Floss daily, brush your teeth after meals, and avoid chewing on hard objects like ice. See the Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry team every six months for professional cleanings and dental exams.
To learn more about dental implants and find out if they’re right for you, call the Westchase Esthetic Family Dentistry office or schedule a visit online today.