Dental Implants – Jacksonville, FL
Restore Your Smile, Prevent Bone Loss
Sometimes you might lose a tooth due to injury, or it might need to be extracted due to being decayed beyond repair. What should you do with the gap afterwards? Leaving it empty is rarely the best option; not only could it affect your ability to speak and chew, but it could also cause your jawbone to deteriorate over time.
Whether it’s one tooth or many teeth, Dr. Young can use dental implants – titanium posts surgically implanted into your jaw – to support crowns, bridges or dentures that can restore your smile. If you think you could benefit from dental implants, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Indications for Dental Implants
As long as there’s still enough bone left in the jaw, dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth in an overall healthy mouth. However, the number of implants needed and the restoration they support will vary from person to person.
Missing a Single Tooth
One implant topped with a dental crown can replace a single tooth. The false tooth won’t be placed right away; we’ll need to allow time for your gums to recover and for the bone to fuse with the implant through osseointegration. Once everything is set, we’ll place a handcrafted crown that was designed in our dental lab to match the color and size of your other teeth, creating a dazzling, natural-looking smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
You can get multiple implants and crowns if you’re missing more than one tooth. However, if a few teeth in a row are gone, you can often replace them with a dental bridge supported by two implants.
Missing All Teeth
Three to six implant posts can support a full denture in cases where all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing. Unlike traditional dentures, false teeth retained by implants aren’t removeable; you can just brush and floss them as you normally would instead of needing to take them out for cleanings.
Straumann® Dental Implants
When it comes to dental implant systems, it really does matter who makes the implants. Dr. Young prefers Straumann dental implants for their exceptional quality and precision. One of the most innovative leaders in implant technology, Straumann implants have been used in more than 14 million cases worldwide. These implants are backed by science – and their continual research and achievements have allowed for great strides to be made in implant surface technology, high-performance implant materials, and oral regeneration. Straumann implants come from a background of advanced Swiss engineering and offer solutions for the needs of all patients.
Straumann introduced the SLActive® implant surface, which promotes faster osseointegration and higher predictability in implant cases. Their patented Roxolid® implant surface offers greater strength and osseointegration than pure titanium implants allow. The Straumann name is associated with exceptional reliability, integrity, and products that have been rigorously tested in preclinical and clinical trials. We are pleased to offer a higher standard of care with Straumann dental implants!
Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
It’s always more convenient when you can get treatment at your regular dental office instead of needing to go somewhere clear across town for the procedure. Our in-house perio-implant specialist can surgically place your implant, and after recovery we’ll provide the dental restoration.
Some cases will require pairing with other specialists; for example, for patients with gum disease, we often work closely with reputable periodontal surgeons.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of the entire dental implant process depends on how many teeth need replacing, the number of implant posts needed, and the type of dental restoration used. We can give you a more precise estimate for your situation during the first consultation.