If you have missing teeth, you already know what a frustrating experience this can be. Not only are activities like chewing and speaking more challenging, you may face unfair judgment and even discrimination. Missing teeth can make social engagements embarrassing and mean missed promotions or other career opportunities.
We know that missing teeth don’t change who you are, and if we could, we would change the attitudes of society. Unfortunately, that’s beyond our control.
What we can do, however, is restore your missing teeth with lifelike replacements that look, feel, and function so much like natural teeth that nobody will ever know the difference.
Dental implants are a remarkable dental innovation, and we are proud to offer them to our patients at Ponce de Leon Family Dentistry.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are artificial teeth composed of three parts – a biocompatible metal post that is surgically placed into your dental bone, an abutment that holds the restoration in place, and a custom-made restoration that looks like one of your own teeth.
Dr. Haeussner has the skills and experience to place dental implants right here in our St. Augustine dental office. This is a major benefit because it means that you don’t have to drive around to other offices to get the dental care you need and it also means that a single practitioner is following your care from start to finish.
What if I’m Missing More Than One Tooth?
Often, we top individual implants with a crown to replace a single tooth. This is great if you are only missing one or two teeth, but if you are missing multiple teeth, this can often become cost prohibitive for many people. Some insurance plans have realized what a huge long-term dental health benefit dental implants are and have started to cover them, but many plans still don’t.
If you’d like to replace multiple teeth, we have options that allow you to experience the health advantages of implants without the high price tag of multiple implants.
For instance, we can create a bridge that is held in place with implants. The implants help preserve your valuable bone structure and allow us to avoid the need to alter healthy teeth. With just one or two implants, we can replace three or more teeth!
If you are missing many teeth and are considering dentures, we can discuss the benefits of implant-retained dentures. A few implants are placed in strategic locations, and then we design dentures that literally lock into place on the implants. This means that you don’t have to worry about your dentures coming loose and sliding, and you’ll be able to chew and smile with confidence.
Talk to Us About Dental Implants
We are excited by the possibilities available with dental implants, and we think that once you learn more about them, you will be too. Call us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about implants and see if they are right for you.
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