Marco Island dental implants

Dental Implants

Don’t put up with holes in your smile. The more time you spend with a missing tooth, the higher your risk of developing additional dental problems. Not to mention the compromised level of daily activity, tooth function, personal comfort, and confidence. Dental implants are the most secure way to replace a lost tooth. These titanium posts are surgically placed in your jaw bone, where they become an integral part of your jaw structure.

Dr. Richard Siegel is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has received advanced training in the planning and placement of dental implants. His qualifications and 30+ years of experience make him a talented implant provider. He will guide you through the process, from first consult to final restoration placement.

Replace Missing Teeth – For Good

Dental implants bond with your jaw bone, integrating with osseous tissue. As they heal in the months after your surgery, they become stable posts for accompanying restorations. With successful implant placement, patients can count on that implant to perform for decades to come – and potentially for the rest of their lives. You’ll be able to chew, speak, and smile as you once did, and you’ll never feel the anxiety of your dentures slipping or underperforming. Permanent tooth replacement gives patients the security that they’ve been seeking since tooth loss.

How Dental Implants Restore Teeth

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The titanium screw is surgically placed in your jaw bone. In the months after treatment, your implant integrates with your jaw. Once healing is complete, any of the below restorations may be placed to rebuild structure above the gum line:

  • Crowns – One or more crowns can be paired with one or more implants to replace individual teeth
  • Bridge – Implants can support a bridge to reduce stress on surrounding teeth
  • Dentures – Existing dentures can be connected to implants to improve stability and performance

Dental implants allow for restorative treatment that feels, looks, and functions like the real thing. When you’re using your restoration, you won’t notice it feeling different from your adjacent teeth. You’ll treat your implant and restoration like the rest of your teeth, brushing and flossing normally. Over time, you’ll feel completely at home with your implant and will love your new level of function and daily comfort.

Dental Implant Candidacy

Because implant placement is a surgical procedure, there are certain qualifying characteristics for implant patients. Fortunately, if you don’t fit the profile, we are able to take steps to help prepare your teeth and jaw bone for treatment. At your initial implant consultation, Dr. Siegel will discuss and evaluate the following:

  • Bone density – Adequate bone mass and proper bone tissue location are necessary to support an implant. If it has been some time since tooth loss, you may not have enough bone in the area. A bone graft will augment the placement site.
  • Oral health – Cavities or periodontal disease heighten your risk of complications during healing and lower success rates. Dr. Siegel will treat any present issues before beginning your treatment.
  • Overall health – Implant placement is a surgical procedure, and we need to ensure that you will be comfortable and safe during and after surgery.

Mini Dental Implants – Faster Healing, Similar Results

In addition to standard implants, Siegel Dental offers mini implants to qualified patients. These posts have a smaller diameter, so they are placed with a less invasive procedure. The patient receives local anesthetic to numb the area, and has a far briefer healing period. If you don’t have the bone mass or structure necessary for traditional implants, mini implants could be a good fit.

Learn more about what could be ahead for your missing teeth – schedule a dental implant consultation today.

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