Dental Implants – Panama City, FL
Fully Restoring Your
Natural Bite and Smile
Even after your teeth have been replaced with dentures or a bridge, you’ll likely find that your smile still isn’t as comfortable and lifelike as you’d prefer. If you want a tooth replacement that comes as close to the real thing as possible, talk to Dr. Waheed about dental implants in Panama City, FL. These long-lasting titanium posts will make it look and feel like you’ve turned back the clock on your grin – to the point where it’s almost like you didn’t lose a tooth in the first place!
Why Choose Baldwin Family Dental for Dental Implants?
- Complete Implant Service Under One Roof
- High Quality, Long Lasting Restorations
- A Dentist That Cares About Your Comfort
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a post that is surgically placed in the jawbone. It’s usually made out of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal. As such, it’s able to fuse with the surrounding tissue through osseointegration. Once it does, it can act as an artificial root for a crown or another type of restoration. In other words, dental implants don’t replace the entire tooth; they replace the root structure and support the prosthetic that you’ll use for biting, chewing, speaking, and smiling.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants may require more of a commitment than other forms of tooth replacement, but you’ll enjoy the advantages they offer for decades. Such benefits include:
- The prevention of jawbone deterioration, which normally happens after natural teeth are lost.
- Stable support for dentures so that they don’t loosen or slip.
- A diet full of all your favorite foods.
- Being able to brush and floss normally.
- Implant posts that are built to last for decades and possibly the rest of your life.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
You need to be missing at least one tooth (or have a tooth removed) in order to be considered a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Waheed will also need to evaluate your oral health to decide whether any preparatory treatments are required, such as periodontal therapy to take care of existing gum disease. When the time comes to plan the actual implant procedure, the treatment will be altered slightly depending on how many teeth are missing.
Missing One Tooth
When there’s only one tooth that needs to be replaced, the math is fairly simple: a single implant for a single gap. A dental crown made out of dazzling, lifelike ceramic material will be used to cover the implant so that the new tooth blends in as perfectly as possible with the rest of your natural grin.
Missing Multiple Teeth
A conservative number of implants can be used to replace many teeth at once. For example, if three or more teeth in a row have been lost, a dental bridge made up of two crowns and a number of prosthetic teeth can be supported by a pair of dental implants. Unlike a traditional bridge, implant bridges don’t require us to make any permanent changes to your remaining natural teeth.
Missing All of Your Teeth
If you’re tired of dentures that constantly have to be adjusted or repaired, you can consider having them attached to implants. While some implant dentures are designed to be removable, in most cases they’ll be permanently fixed in place. Normally, the fewest number of implant posts required to support your dentures will be between 4 and 6.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
By replacing all of your teeth with the fewest number of implants, we can simplify the entire process and give your mouth a chance to heal much faster. The All-on-4 technique also offers better stability right away, to the point where it’s often possible to give you your temporary dentures on the same day as the appointment.
Mini Dental Implants
Since mini dental implants don’t require as much bone density for support, they can be a viable option for anyone who has already experienced bone loss and doesn’t want to have bone grafting performed. Dr. Waheed can explain the difference between mini-implants and traditional implants during a regular consultation.
Start to Finish Convenience
Some dental office need to rely on separate specialists to handle the actual placement of dental implants, but here at Baldwin Family Dental, we can handle the entire process from start to finish – from the initial consultation to the surgery to placing the final restoration. At no point will you have to head to an unfamiliar dental office and rely on a stranger for your care; everything will be in the hands of a team that you already know well.
The Cost of Dental Implants
Since dental implant placement is such a customizable and complex treatment, it can be hard to know how much it will cost until your first consultation. The number of implants and the need for preparatory treatments will have to be considered in order to figure out the true price. For many patients, the numerous advantages of implants are well worth the investment, especially since the posts, if properly cared for, will last far longer than traditional restorations.