Having missing teeth can affect your self-esteem and make it more difficult to chew and speak.
Missing teeth can also lead to additional health issues, such as loss of jawbone and even changes to your face's appearance.
Available as a long-term, natural-looking, comfortable and low maintenance solution to missing or badly diseased teeth, dental implants are the gold standard of modern dental care. They are designed to look, feel and function just like your natural teeth, blending in perfectly to create a natural-looking smile.
If you are considering replacing your missing teeth, dental implants may be the ideal solution for you.
Dental implants look and work like your natural teeth.
They include three pieces:
- A titanium screw placed in the jawbone
- A connector between the implant and crown
- A crown, which is the visible part of the tooth
Dental implants are the most durable, stable, and comfortable prosthetic tooth replacement option available today. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. This means your dental implants provide exceptional long-term value that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
We can work with you to determine if you are a candidate for implants to help you achieve a healthy, happy smile.
Getting Dental Implants
While your toothbrush and floss do a pretty good job of keeping your teeth clean, there are areas of your mouth that only a trained hygienist can reach. Regular exams help our patients maintain good oral health.
Consultation and Treatment Plan.
First, we gather your medical history, dental history, and take 3D X-rays and scans of your mouth to give us a clear picture of your oral health. We then explore treatment options to meet your health goals and budgetary needs.
Extraction. If the tooth is not already missing, we perform a tooth extraction. Depending on your case, we may place the implant at the same time, or you may need additional bone grafting before implant placement.
Bone Grafting. If your jawbone lacks the mass needed to accept an implant, we place a bone graft to strengthen the area. It may require several months of healing before we place the dental implant.
Dental Implant Surgery.
Your dentist at Mandarin Dental Care then places a titanium screw, also known as the implant body, into your jawbone. We can use dental sedation to help put you at ease during this short surgery.
Osseointegration. We close the gum incision and leave the implant to heal for three months. During this period, the surrounding bone grows over the implant to fuse with it. This process creates a sturdy platform to support the prosthetic tooth.
Final Restoration. Once the healing is complete, we place a connector (abutment) on the implant and place the final crown. The completed restoration looks and functions in the same way as your natural tooth.
What to Expect with a Dental Implant
Dental implants look and feel incredibly natural
so that you can smile with confidence. You may even forget your tooth is a replacement!
Flexible Payment Options For High-Quality Dental Care in Jacksonville
For your convenience, Mandarin Dental Care accepts:
- A wide range of PPO dental insurance plans
- Cash and check
- All major credit cards, including MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and more
We do NOT accept HMO or Medicaid plans.
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Mandarin Dental Care
Mandarin Dental Care can meet a wide range of dental needs from family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, implants, orthodontic services, oral surgery, periodontal services and endodontic services. Patient comfort and care are our top priority, and we go to great lengths to provide a pleasant environment for you.
We accept a wide range of PPO dental insurance plans, cash, check and all major credit cards. We also offer a low-cost in-house discount plan to save you money on your dental care!
Our office is located in the River City Office Center on San Jose Boulevard, between Walgreens and Chuck Rogers Park.
Mandarin Dental Care serves Mandarin, Jacksonville, Creekside, Loretto, Fruit Cove, Julington Creek, Del Rio, Greenland, Southwood, Arrowhead And More!
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