Do you have missing teeth? Are you constantly worried about
your smile or finding that it is harder to speak? Dr. Kathryn E. Ryan is an
in Jacksonville, FL who can
help you restore your smile and improve your overall health with dental implants
How Dental Implants
will create your dental implants
based on an individual treatment plan that accounts for your specific needs.
The first step of the implant process involves implanting the tooth root, which
is a small titanium post that we place directly in your jaw bone. Your then bone
needs to heal around the posts before the rest of the process can occur, and this process takes between six and 12 weeks.
After you heal, we attach an abutment to each post. This
small connector post is what holds your new tooth in place. We then attach your
new tooth or teeth to the abutment. The crowns are made using impressions of
your bite to determine their arrangement. If you are not receiving a full set
of implants, your partials will match your natural teeth.
Health Benefits of Dental Implants
provide several health benefits. Missing teeth cause other teeth to become
loose, but implants prevent that problem. They do not require reduction of your
natural teeth to fit, leading to improved overall oral hygiene. Implants also
make it easier for you to speak and to eat your favorite foods without worrying
about pain or denture slippage. Because implants protect your jawbone, they can
prevent further bone loss and may even reverse it. Finally, implants improve
your mental health by making you feel more confident in your appearance and
causing you to smile more often.
Go to a Specialist
Visit a prosthodontist
for your dental implants
. A cosmetic
dentist's training is complete after only several courses, but a prosthodontist attends classes for
three extra years to become a true expert in implant dentistry. Schedule a consultation
at Parkway Prosthodontics to learn more about our services.
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