What is involved in getting a Dental Implant? – Smart Smile Dentistry

Tooth loss occurs for a variety of reasons, such as periodontal disease, injury, or tooth decay. Dental implants offer a permanent solution for people who have lost one or more of their teeth. Dental implants serve to provide a solid foundation for the replacement tooth or teeth, which may either be permanent or removable.

Types of Dental Implants

Two types of dental implants exist. Endosteal implants are the most common and are placed inside of the jawbone. The other type is sub-periosteal, which is placed on top of the jawbone.

Benefits of Dental Implants

In addition to looking natural, dental implants offer many advantages.

  • Replace any missing teeth
  • Support the structural integrity of your jaw
  • Restore the contour of your face
  • Resistant to decay
  • Easy to care for and maintain
  • Looks, feels and functions like your own teeth

The Process

Any restorative dental procedure begins by formulating a customized dental plan and taking molds, or imprints, of your mouth to ensure precision when placing your dental implant.

After your specific treatment has been determined, a root implant will be inserted into your jawbone right inside of the bone socket of your missing tooth. This implant is made of titanium and is virtually indestructible.

As the jawbone heals, it actually grows around the implant in order to anchor it down, functioning just like a tooth root. The healing process can take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks.

After the implant has completely healed and bonded securely to the jawbone, an abutment, or small connecting post, is attached to hold the new tooth firmly in place.

The replacement tooth is then inserted. If you opt for a removable denture, there will be additional supports placed on your implant in order to hold the denture in place. Your new tooth is designed to match your surrounding teeth in both shape and color.

If you would like to schedule a consultation for dental implants at our Gainesville practice, please contact us today!


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Congratulations to our Office Manager, Kelly for being accepted into the MBA program at the UF College of Business! We can’t wait to see all that Kelly accomplishes as she continues to excel in her academic and professional background. You will be an excellent assess to your cohort. We are so proud of you! #mba #universityofflorida
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Congratulations to our Star ⭐️ Patient for earning a free dental examination certificate at his next cleaning appointment! At Smart Smile Dentistry, We want to make sure our patients know we are so proud and happy to see them improving and maintaining their healthy smiles with regular cleaning appointments! 🤩🦷🪥
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Our Hygienist Amber and Heather loving seeing All our patients keeping their Smiles Healthy. Go to the next slide to see how to Win our Giveaway and to help promote National Smile Month! 😁🪥 #hygiene
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The best Summer Essentials! ☀️🍉👙 All you have to do is Smile to win - Just remember to tag us in your photos (@smartsmiledentistry) 😉 you can also text us your photo at (352)-359-7857.
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To kick off National Smile Month we wanted to share one of our awesome patients keeping up with their Oral Health Care with our Hygienist Heather! A healthy smile transforms your visual appearance, adds to a positive outlook, and improves your overall wellness. 🦷🪥 ✨ Call us today at (352) 376-5120 to make your next oral hygiene appointment! 😁 #oralhealthcare #oralhealthawareness #nationalsmilemonth #hygienist #summer #gainesville #flosslikeaboss
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