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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🌟Staff Introduction🌟
Meet Kelly, our amazing Office Manager & Treatment Plan Coordinator! 
Kelly has been with Dr.Samant for over 8 years! Kelly’s favorite part of Dentistry is the feedback from the patients. Knowing that she can make a difference in a patients visit goes a long way, she says. 
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her Husband and their two daughters. “We love to explore the world and do activities for them to keep their little minds stimulated.” 
In 3 words she describes herself as - passionate, organized, and energetic! 
Come see Kelly and Dr. Samant for a consultation for any of your dental needs! 😁🦷

🌟Staff Introduction🌟
Meet Kelly, our amazing Office Manager & Treatment Plan Coordinator!
Kelly has been with Dr.Samant for over 8 years! Kelly’s favorite part of Dentistry is the feedback from the patients. Knowing that she can make a difference in a patients visit goes a long way, she says.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with her Husband and their two daughters. “We love to explore the world and do activities for them to keep their little minds stimulated.”
In 3 words she describes herself as – passionate, organized, and energetic!
Come see Kelly and Dr. Samant for a consultation for any of your dental needs! 😁🦷

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! 🍁🦃 We hope you have a filling and safe Holiday! ☺️ 

Our office will be closed early today at 1pm and 11/25 all day. We will be back opened on Monday November 29th for normal hours.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! 🍁🦃 We hope you have a filling and safe Holiday! ☺️

Our office will be closed early today at 1pm and 11/25 all day. We will be back opened on Monday November 29th for normal hours.

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🌟Staff Highlight🌟 
Meet Preslee, one of our Dental Assistants! 
Preslee’s favorite part about Dentistry is seeing the Patients fall in love with their smile.☺️ With her free time, Preslee enjoys spending time with her 2 kids and being anywhere near the water! 
In 3 words.. (or more🤪) she describes herself as - loud (like really loud), outgoing, life of the party. 
Preslee keeps our team rolling and is happy to help you at your next visit! 💛#dentalassistant#smartsmiledentistry#staffhighlights#smile

🌟Staff Highlight🌟
Meet Preslee, one of our Dental Assistants!
Preslee’s favorite part about Dentistry is seeing the Patients fall in love with their smile.☺️ With her free time, Preslee enjoys spending time with her 2 kids and being anywhere near the water!
In 3 words.. (or more🤪) she describes herself as – loud (like really loud), outgoing, life of the party.
Preslee keeps our team rolling and is happy to help you at your next visit! 💛#dentalassistant#smartsmiledentistry#staffhighlights#smile

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🌟STAFF HIGHLIGHT🌟 
Meet Leanne, our Administrative Assistant and Insurance Coordinator! 
Leanne’s favorite part about dentistry is observing how happy patients are with their final results. She says, “I remember the unexplainable feeling I had when I first saw myself in the mirror after having my braces removed - pure bliss.” ☺️ 
In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her kids. “We never sit still when they’re around.” Leanne also enjoys spending time around her son, Brady’s grave - “it’s very calming.”
In 3 words, Leanne describes herself as: Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy. (She related to the 7 dwarfs) 😋 

Leanne is a huge asset to our team and is ready to help you with any insurance questions you may have! 🦷❤️
#insurancecoordinator#smartsmiledentistry#staffhighlight

🌟STAFF HIGHLIGHT🌟
Meet Leanne, our Administrative Assistant and Insurance Coordinator!
Leanne’s favorite part about dentistry is observing how happy patients are with their final results. She says, “I remember the unexplainable feeling I had when I first saw myself in the mirror after having my braces removed – pure bliss.” ☺️
In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her kids. “We never sit still when they’re around.” Leanne also enjoys spending time around her son, Brady’s grave – “it’s very calming.”
In 3 words, Leanne describes herself as: Happy, Grumpy, Sleepy. (She related to the 7 dwarfs) 😋

Leanne is a huge asset to our team and is ready to help you with any insurance questions you may have! 🦷❤️
#insurancecoordinator#smartsmiledentistry#staffhighlight

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Such sweet goodies from our VIP patient! 😍⭐️🦷

Such sweet goodies from our VIP patient! 😍⭐️🦷

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Maxillary hybrid denture by Dr.Paivi Samant #prosthodontist #hybriddenture

Maxillary hybrid denture by Dr.Paivi Samant #prosthodontist #hybriddenture

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Before and after photo by Dr. Paivi Samant of anterior crown #prosthodontist #anteriorcrown

Before and after photo by Dr. Paivi Samant of anterior crown #prosthodontist #anteriorcrown

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Before and after photo by Dr.Paivi Samant #prosthodontist

Before and after photo by Dr.Paivi Samant #prosthodontist

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Before and After photo by Dr.Paivi Samant

Before and After photo by Dr.Paivi Samant

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