If you have missing teeth that need to be replaced, you may be thinking about getting dental implants. Today, dental implants are an extremely popular way for patients to have their missing teeth replaced because dental implants look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth. If you are getting dental implants, it is very important that you see a dentist such as ours who is highly skilled in precisely placing the dental implant roots. This success of dental implants depends on proper placement, and is why many patients who want to get dental implants seek us out at Russo Periodontics for Sarasota periodontics care.
Our expert periodontist is Dr. John Russo. When a patient first comes to our periodontal practice to get dental implants, our dentist will need to examine the jawbone to make sure that it is healthy and thick enough for the procedure. This is because the jawbone will need to be healthy enough to easily heal from surgery, and the dental implant root will need to be able to tightly fuse to the jawbone. If you have been told that you are not a good candidate for dental implants because your jawbone is not healthy enough, our periodontist will most likely be able to provide you with Sarasota periodontics care so that your jawbone will be able to easily accommodate the dental implants. This is done with a bone grafting procedure which will strengthen and thicken your jawbone.
Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for dental implants, our periodontist will surgically insert a titanium dental implant root for each tooth that is going to be replaced. Today, dental implants are also use to secure dentures or removable bridges. Once our periodontist determines that the healing process has completed, a porcelain crown will be permanently attached to the top of each dental implant root. At this point your dental implant will be complete and you will be able to smile and eat in total confidence once again. If well taken care of with regular brushing and flossing, and with periodic teeth cleanings, your new dental implants should last for a lifetime. Dental implants may however be affected by gum disease, so it is extremely important that you keep your gums healthy. Our periodontist will certainly be able to help you with that, should you need any type of subsequent gum treatments to help your gums get back to excellent health. For an appointment to meet with our dentist regarding top-notch Sarasota periodontics care, contact us today.