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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Our goal at Quality Dental Care is to provide individualized care that helps you achieve your goal for a healthier, more attractive smile. One of the ways we do this is by spending time talking to you, listening to your concerns, and answering your questions. This process helps us understand what’s important to you and how we can best help you.

So we are always more than happy to provide the answers you need, and the only silly question is one that goes unasked. Here are a few of the questions we hear most frequently from our patients, but you may have others that you don’t see here. If so, please call our Lakeland dental office at (863) 858-3891 so we can arrange a consultation to address your concerns and find the best way to help you achieve your oral health goals.

Dental Implants

While there are some existing conditions diabetes and immune deficiencies that make dental implants a challenge, our specialist at Quality Dental Care has the skill needed to expertly place implants for nearly everyone who wants them, even those who have been previously told that they are not a good candidate.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a tiny titanium post that acts as a replacement for a lost tooth root. The post is placed surgically in your jaw and left to heal and fuse with the surrounding tissue. So, one of the criteria for placing the implant is that there is enough dense bone to support the implant. However, even in this case, Dr. Zaman can solve the problem by performing a bone graft procedure.

Bone Grafting Process

Bone grafting sounds complicated but is actually quite straightforward. A small piece of bone is removed from another part of your body like your hip and transplanted to your jawbone. Minor bone grafting can often be performed at the time of implant placement, while larger areas may require months to heal.

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But all our patients who have had bone grafting tell us that the extra step was well worth it to enjoy the freedom and comfort of a permanent tooth replacement. If you have questions about dental implants at our Lakeland, FL, dental office, please call us to arrange a commitment-free consultation with our implant specialist Dr. Zaman.

Bridges and dental implants at Quality Dental Care are both dental prosthetics that have the same general goal: restore the appearance and function missing teeth. However, they each go about it in different ways.

Dental Bridge 

A dental bridge is designed to fill the gap that’s left after you lose a tooth. An artificial tooth called a pontic sits in the open space and is supported by dental crowns attached to adjacent teeth. The result is a cosmetic improvement and an artificial tooth that restores your chewing ability.

Dental Implant in Lakeland

A titanium dental implant is a replacement root that resembles a tiny screw and is placed surgically in your jaw by one of our doctors. During a healing period of several months, the implant and the bone and tissue in your jaw fuse together. The result is a complete tooth replacement-from root to crown-that looks, feels, and functions the most like a natural tooth.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or added to a bridge or denture to replace multiple teeth.

Health Problems Caused by Missing Teeth

One common problem with untreated tooth loss is the degeneration of bone in the jaw that causes your face to take on an aged, sunken appearance. Not only do implants restore greater function than a bridge, but they also help stimulate the regeneration of healthy bone in your jaw.

We recommend dental implants in Lakeland, FL because they have proven to be the healthiest replacement for missing teeth. If you have other questions about implants or would like to learn about alternatives like bridges and dentures, please call our office to arrange a consultation.

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