How can I replace a missing tooth?
At NuLife Dental, we suggest replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant. A dental implant is an affixed and permanent tooth replacement that looks and functions just like a natural tooth. No one will know it’s an implant.
How Dental Implants Work
Dr. Hoover will assess your health and the condition of your gums to make sure you’re a good candidate for a dental implant. Occasionally, when jawbone deterioration is a factor, she may perform bone grafting to make sure your new tooth has a solid foundation.
Following this assessment, you’ll be scheduled to begin the implant process, which includes receiving your implant.
A dental implant is a small titanium post surgically implanted in your jaw. Over a period of weeks, this post fuses with your jawbone and creates a solid foundation for an abutment and your new tooth. The new tooth will match the shade and shape of your surrounding teeth.
Throughout your implant procedure, we will keep you relaxed and comfortable. We offer nitrous oxide, conscious sedation, ceiling-mounted television, music, headphones, blankets, pillows, and a great coffee bar! Note: dental implant placement is not particularly painful.
Dental implants can last for a long time provided you practice good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing twice per day, and visit your dentist regularly for exams and dental cleanings.
Multiple Missing Teeth
At our Orlando, FL dental office, we have several options when it comes to missing teeth, which include:
- Full dentures—affixed or removable
- Partial dentures—affixed or removable
- Dental bridges
Contact Our Dental Office
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, contact our Orlando, FL dental office today to reclaim your smile.