Dental implants provide an opportunity for you to once again enjoy functional, attractive smile. For those who wear dentures, dental implants can act as fastening devices. The traditional rock and roll dentures are history. Every tooth has two parts: a visible part called the crown and a hidden part known as the root. Dental implants Orlando services clients within the Orlando area, including Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park & Longwood. The procedure involves replacing the root with an artificial gadget, normally made of titanium. It became possible with the 1950’s discovery that a titanium screw inserted into the bone became fused into that particular bone.
As a resident of Orlando it is very important to replace missing teeth because besides being an eyesore, failing to replace missing teeth can be detrimental to your oral health. This is because gaps between the teeth can breed bacteria, increasing the risk of dental disease. In fact, the jawbone underneath missing teeth may begin to shrink due to lack of use; thus affecting the facial structure and making you look older that you actually are. Gaps between the teeth may also affect your bite and shift the surrounding teeth around the mouth, causing the bite to become misaligned. It becomes very uncomfortable when the teeth can no longer fit together correctly.
However, surgical placement of implants Orlando typically involves a three stage process: surgical embedding of the titanium implants into the jawbone, letting the jawbone heal around the posts, and attaching a dental restoration to the top of the post. Before placing the implant posts, Dr. David Hazan DMD first ensures there is adequate jawbone support for the posts. Sometimes, he may have to use X-rays and CT scans to plan for proper placement of the posts.
During osseointegration – the healing period – the jawbone and post integrate to form a sturdy base for the dental restoration. This period could last between 2 and 6 months depending on the specific circumstance, as well as the patient. At times the Dr. may have to place a temporary dental restoration on the top of the patient’s implant to enable him/her talk, smile, and eat comfortably before the jawbone heals completely and permanent restoration starts. With proper care and maintenance, Dr. David Hazan DMD’s dental implants Orlando can last a lifetime, looking natural and blending in with other surrounding teeth.