Dental Implants in Sarasota, FL

Dental Implants

Meadows Dental Associates of Sarasota provides dental implants in Sarasota, Florida. Call

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the highest quality tooth replacement. A dental implant is a complete artificial tooth and root system that replaces an entire tooth. It consists of a titanium post shaped like a screw that is surgically placed in the jaw. It fuses with the bone to form a solid bond that acts as an anchor to support a crown. One dental implant can replace a single tooth and multiple implants can provide support for bridges and dentures to replace multiple teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Natural function. Dental implants provide the same chewing capabilities as your natural teeth. From a single tooth replacement to a full set of dentures, implants are securely held in place for effective chewing.

  • Natural appearance. Dental implant restorations look very natural because they are anchored in the jaw the way your natural teeth are.

  • Prevents bone loss. The presence of dental implants in the jaw bone prevents loss of bone structure that would typically occur with missing teeth due to resorption.

  • Avoids damage to neighboring teeth. Dental implants do not rely on the other teeth for support the way bridges and partial dentures do, which prevents damage to the healthy teeth.

Why Choose Meadows Dental Associates of Sarasota

The success of dental implants depends highly on proper placement. The dentists at Meadows Dental Associates of Sarasota have the experience and equipment necessary for accurate placement of dental implants. Advanced technology allows for the utmost precision, increasing the chances of a positive outcome and a restoration that will last a lifetime.

Types of Dental Implant Restorations

We provide the following types of dental implant restorations:

  • Implant supported dentures. Implant supported dentures are supported by 4-6 dental implants placed in the jaw and may be fixed or removable.

  • Sinus Lifts. When a dental implant needs to be placed in the upper jaw, a sinus lift procedure may be required to ensure that there is room for the implant to be placed without puncturing the sinus.
    • Platelet Rich Fibrin. Platelet Rich Fibrin is often used in sinus lift procedures to encourage regeneration of the natural bone tissue and to promote healing. PRF uses a sample of the patient’s own blood with a higher concentration of platelets, the healing cells contained in blood.

Are You a Good Candidate for Implants?

To be a good candidate for dental implants it helps if your teeth are still in place or have not been missing for very long. This means your jaw bone is most likely still in good condition and is ready to support an implant.

If not, you may need bone grafting to encourage regeneration of the lost bone tissue in the jaw. This can make it possible for you to get dental implants and enjoy the benefits of the highest quality tooth replacement option.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

How long do dental implants last?
In most cases dental implants will last for the rest of your life. Once the implant has successfully fused with the bone, the bond is permanent and is not likely to fail.
How long does the prosthesis last?
The crown, bridge, or dentures attached to the dental implants may not last forever. Over time they can wear down and may eventually need to be replaced. Average lifespan of a dental prosthesis is 10-15 years, but many last longer with good care and maintenance.
Do dental implants require surgery?
The placement of dental implants is considered to be a surgical procedure, but it can be done with local anesthesia in many cases. You won’t have to be put to sleep or even heavily sedated, unless you would prefer that for your own peace of mind.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
Some insurance plans will cover dental implants and others may not. Contact your insurance provider to inquire about the specific details of your plan.
Are implant supported dentures better than traditional dentures?
Implant supported dentures offer many benefits over traditional dentures. They are more secure, allowing you to eat and speak with confidence that your dentures will stay in place. They also preserve the bone tissue in your jaw, keeping your facial structure intact.
How long does it take to get dental implants?
The entire process for getting dental implants varies depending on many factors. The type of dental implants you need, the current condition of your jaw, and how quickly you heal will all play a part in the process. On average it can take a few months to a year for the restoration to be complete.
What is the success rate of dental implants?
With proper placement and follow up care, the success rate of dental implants is 95% or better. Good oral hygiene habits and avoiding smoking increase the chances of success.
Are dental implants worth it?
Dental implants provide a fully functional, natural looking replacement for missing teeth that can last a lifetime. They are an investment in your dental and oral health, as well as your overall health and wellness.

Contact Us

To learn more, call

or contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Meadows Dental Associates of Sarasota

4987 Ringwood Meadow