Technology has improved dramatically to the point where dental implants can replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to dentures.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth that are usually made from titanium, and are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by Dr. Kinsey. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and will transform your smile!
Dental implants are very stable, strong, and durable and will last for many years.
The top 5 reasons for dental implants:
Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting surrounding teeth.
Fix bite problems or joint pain caused by teeth shifting.
Restore your beautiful smile.
Restore normal speech and chewing.
Support a bridge or denture, making them more comfortable and secure.
What is the process?
The process of getting implants involves a number of visits over several months.
Impressions (molds) and x rays are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine, gum tissue, bone and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, Dr. Kinsey will surgically place the implant into the bone. It will heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months. A second surgery may be required in order to place the post that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After a couple months of healing Dr. Kinsey fit the artificial teeth to the the artificial teeth to the post portion of the anchor. Several fittings may be required, so this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and giving you that new restored smile.
We will give you care instructions when your treatment is completed that will aid in the longevity of your new implant.
Please call us today to find out more about how implants can change your life – 904-826-4343.
If you are looking for a dentist in St. Augustine you have found us! We are located in Palencia, just minutes from World Golf Village, Nocatee, and Jacksonville.