Dental implants offer an option to replace missing teeth. Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics performs dental implant procedures on patients in the Pensacola, Crestview, and Santa Rosa Beach areas who want a bright smile. Dr. Farrugia is extremely proud to have developed a surgical protocol known as “The Comfort Way” for virtually painless implant placement and tooth removal as well as accelerated post-surgical recovery for patients. Over 98% of patients surveyed did not experience post-surgical pain.
What are Dental Implants?
When teeth are lost, dentists typically replace them with full or partial dentures. Dental implants are permanent posts that act as “roots” for the replacement teeth. They are usually made of titanium and implanted into the bone under the gums. Once in place, dentists are able to mount replacement teeth on them. This type of replacement tooth is a permanent solution to replacing lost teeth that look, feel, and function just like real teeth do. Additionally, dental implants help preserve facial structure and inhibit bone deterioration that may occur when teeth are removed. Implants allow you to maintain your youthful appearance.
At Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics, our dentists offer the following types of dental implants:
What Should I Reasonably Expect from Dental Implants?
With this procedure, the implant conforms to your jawbone as a permanent fixture and provides a strong support for artificial teeth. Implants keep dentures and bridges from slipping or shifting in your mouth and allow crowns to be permanently affixed with cement. The result is a natural-looking, smile that feels more comfortable than other less permanent replacement teeth. The key to success with dental implants is to have healthy gums and strong bone structure to support the implant.
Are There Advantages to Having Dental Implants?
There are several advantages with dental implants that often make them the preferred method for replacing lost teeth. They include:
- No adjacent teeth are involved in placing the implants
- More comfortable than other tooth replacement methods
- More natural looking than bridges or dentures
- Function like real teeth
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are placed into the jawbone. Once placed, tiny posts are attached to the implant and protrude through the gums to anchor the crown or other replacement teeth. When the implant is in place, an impression of the patient’s teeth is made so that the replacement teeth can be custom made to properly fit the mouth.
Dental implants are available in various sizes and heights to accommodate almost any jawbone. When possible, the entire procedure can be done in one day; however, it may take time to make the replacement teeth. In this case, the patient is outfitted with temporary teeth. Once the new permanent replacement teeth are complete, the dentist fits them onto the implanted posts and permanently affixes them. The result is a natural looking, beautiful smile with teeth that function just as regular teeth do.
How Do I Know if Dental Implants Are Right for Me?
Almost anyone who is missing one or more teeth can benefit from dental implants. It is best to be in good health and have strong jaw bone structure that has finished growing. It will be important that you take care of your teeth with proper oral hygiene to ensure you have no problems with your implants or replacement teeth. The best way to know if dental implants are right for you is to talk to your dentist about this option so that your needs can be evaluated.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Pensacola?
The cost of dental implants in Pensacola varies and depends on the number of implants and the extent of the procedure. During your consultation with one of our dentists, we evaluate your mouth and medical history as well as talk about how you want your teeth to look and feel. Once that is complete, we go over our recommended plan and discuss the cost with you. If you have dental insurance, we can help you determine if your plan provides any coverage for dental implants. We also provide you with an overview of financing options through CareCredit® and OrthoBanc® or we accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
Why Choose Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics?
If you are considering dental implants, Comfort Dental Care and Orthodontics provides superior services for dental care in a patient-focused environment. We care about you as our patient and want to help you take care of your teeth. We house all of our dentists and specialists under one roof so that you can get the treatments you need in an effective and time-efficient manner.
If you live in Crestview, Pensacola, Santa Rosa Beach, FL or the surrounding areas, are self-conscious about missing teeth and want to replace them with permanent replacement teeth, contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss dental implants today.