Palm Bay dental implants Restore Your Smile
Have you recently lost or injured a tooth? Many people are seeking a permanent way to replace one or more missing teeth, and luckily, there is an answer! Dr. Christopher Nowacki can perform a dental implant procedure for your needs. To arrange a dental implant consultation, please call our office today.
A dental implant is a tiny metal screw that is placed into the socket of the missing tooth during oral surgery. Over time, the bone will bond with the implant to create a stable, artificial tooth root. After you’re healed, our Palm Bay team will then top the dental implant with a crown to bring back the look and function of an actual tooth. Many patients who receive this revolutionary tooth replacement option even report that they were able to resume a normal diet!
It’s very beneficial to your oral health to fill in the socket of your missing tooth with a dental implant. With no natural root, the jaw bone will begin to deteriorate from lack of use. Placing a dental implant can revitalize the bone and prevent it from weakening. In fact, they can rejuvenate your entire mouth!
Dental implant candidates will need to have adequate mass in their jawbone in order to support the implant. We’ll evaluate you during your initial appointment to determine whether or not dental implants are right for you. Once you’ve been cleared, we’ll begin planning your treatment. Dr. Nowacki wants to fully restore your teeth with dental implants and give you a reason to smile once more!
Please contact us today to arrange a dental implant consultation. Dr. Nowacki sees patients from Palm Bay, Melbourne, Sebastian, Vero Beach, and the surrounding Florida communities. If this will be your first time at our practice, please take a moment to review the information on our new patient page.
The first phase of the dental implant tooth replacement process is to surgically position the implant posts. This is completed by making a small incision in the soft tissue. Then, the titanium implant is screwed into the jawbone. Once in place, we attach a healing cap to the top of the implant. This serves two functions. The first is protecting the dental implant site from potential damage, and the second is retaining the space necessary to attach a connector to the implant that will then support the replacement tooth or teeth. Following this procedure, patients will wait three to six months before receiving their final dental restoration.
Implant-Retained Dental Crowns & Bridges
Traditional dental crowns and bridges are used to restore or replace missing teeth. A crown is a restoration that is typically placed over the top of a damaged or decayed tooth to replace lost tooth structures. However, we can also attach a dental crown to an implant post in order to replace a single missing tooth. In some cases, two replacement teeth can be fused together and attached to the same dental implant post. For patients with three or more consecutive missing teeth, we will likely create a dental bridge. This tooth replacement prosthetic is crafted by fusing two dental crowns, one on each end, to one or more replacement teeth. The traditional variety is attached to healthy surrounding teeth on each side. Instead, we anchor these fixed bridges to at least two dental implant posts. Crowns and bridges are great solutions for patients with minimal, consecutive tooth loss.
Implant-Retained Dental Prosthetics
For patients with more advanced tooth loss, an implant-retained prosthetic will likely be recommended. This includes both partial and full dentures. Partials fill gaps in smiles between healthy teeth and full dentures replace the entire row of teeth. Both prosthetics use a base material to provide support for numerous teeth. In most cases, we can affix the base of both partial and full dentures to about four strategically positioned dental implant posts.