Dental implants are a great restorative treatment option for patients who are missing one or more teeth. Implants are titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone. During a period of 3 to 6 months after implantation, the post fuses with bone tissue. An abutment connects the titanium post to the dental crown. Dental crowns are porcelain ceramic restorations that cover the implant like a cap. This restoration looks and functions like a natural tooth to distribute an even biting force.
Dr. Natasha Radosavljevic offers dental implants and other restorative treatments to her patients in Clearwater, Florida. Call 727.360.4302 or request a consultation with Dr. Radosavljevic online if you need to restore the gaps in your smile. If you want to know more about dental implants, learn the answers to commonly asked questions about this restorative dental solution below:
Dental Implant FAQs
What benefits do dental implants offer?
Dental implants offer durability, longevity, and improved oral health to patients with missing teeth. We replace teeth at the root with implant posts to prevent common problems that arise from missing teeth, including shifted and overcrowded teeth, tooth decay, speech issues, and a misaligned bite. Patients who receive dental implants do not require messy adhesives or dietary restrictions that come with removable restorations.
Is dental implant treatment painful?
We utilize anesthesia during implant treatment to numb the area that is receiving the posts. Although you may feel some pain after the procedure, it should fade. Please contact our Clearwater, FL dental office if you are in severe pain for several days after the procedure. We will find the source of your pain or sensitivity and treat it to ensure that your implants are secure and healthy.
Can you receive dental implants after a tooth extraction?
Yes, it is important to replace a missing tooth or teeth soon after tooth extraction. If you have severely decayed, overcrowded, or damaged teeth, Dr. Radosavljevic can provide tooth extraction treatment. Replacing missing teeth sooner than later prevents dental problems down the road. The tooth extraction procedure can prevent shifting and overcrowding teeth as well as tooth decay and gum disease.