Sometimes, no matter how well you take care of your teeth, they need to come out. An injury to your mouth can damage the tooth’s nerves or an illness or medication might make you more susceptible to dry mouth, which increases your risk of tooth decay. If you’ve lost a tooth or will need to have one pulled soon, you may worry how the missing tooth will affect your appearance or eating ability.
At The Family Dentist, we have the solution. We offer dental implants to any of our patients in Lakeland, FL who might need them. Our experienced team can complete the procedure quickly and efficiently, and we will do our best to make you feel comfortable.
Dental Implant Surgery
To be eligible for dental implants, an individual must have a jaw structure that can support the implant. Our dentists will examine your jawbone and determine if you are a good candidate. If your bones are too fragile, they may suggest another option, such as dentures.
If you are a good candidate, the dentist will begin the procedure by inserting a small titanium post into your gum at the site of the missing tooth. After giving your jaw several weeks to heal around the post, your dentist will take measurements of your teeth and bite to create a replacement tooth, called a crown, which will comfortably fit into the gap.
Dental implants are a great solution for those missing teeth because they are a near-permanent solution. Those who properly take care of their implants can expect the false tooth to last a lifetime.
Contact Us Today
When you have a missing or damaged tooth, trust us to take care of it for you. We understand that many patients may feel anxious about dental surgery, but we have created a hygienic, comfortable environment where you can relax while receiving your necessary treatment.
To schedule an appointment for dental implants with our trustworthy and experienced team, call our Lakeland, FL office at (863) 647‑3222.