Are Dental Implants Right for You?

DentalImplantSmYou have options when it comes to tooth replacement. One of the most popular – and long-lasting – choices available today is implant dentistry. Dental implants look, feel, and function like real teeth, making them an extremely attractive alternative to more traditional tooth replacement methods.

At Anastasia Dental Associates, St. Augustine FL dentists Dr. Woody Domingoes and Dr. Maria Valdes-Domingoes offer dental implants to replace single teeth and entire rows of teeth.

How do implants work?

A tiny titanium post is placed in the jawbone where a tooth once existed. The bone and post fuse to become a substitute tooth root. An abutment atop the post holds in place one or more replacement teeth.

What are some benefits of implants?

Jawbone and gum recession eventually occur where teeth are missing. Unlike other tooth replacement methods, implants stop this degenerative process. No other tooth replacement method does this. In addition, implants have the potential to last a lifetime with proper care. They enable people to start enjoying their smiles and stop worrying about their teeth.

Implants can replace individual missing teeth, multiple missing teeth in a row, or all of your teeth. Implant-retained dentures can be removable or fixed in place. Our St. Augustine implant dentists even offer implant solutions that can be performed in single day.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

The doctor will examine your smile and take X-rays to assess the state of your oral health. Ideal implant candidates are in good overall health and have sufficient bone tissue to support implants. Smoking inhibits the healing process, so it’s a good idea to stop if you’re considering implants.

How do I get started?

Call today to schedule a free consultation and discover if this innovative solution is the right fit for you.