Dental Implants & Orthodontic Treatment
We offer a variety of treatment options at Burlingame Smile Studio for patients who are looking to improve their overall health and oral hygiene. One of the treatments we offer is a Dental Implant. It can replace missing or damaged teeth, restore function, and improve appearance. It also preserves jawbone integrity.
Before you decide to get a new dental implant, schedule a consultation appointment with your Dentist Viera FL. This is to ensure that the procedure is right for you. You will discuss pros and cons during this appointment. You may also receive a panoramic X-ray or 3D cone beam CT to determine if you are a good candidate for implants, which requires healthy bone tissue.
If you have lost teeth or had them extracted, the amount of remaining bone will determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implant surgery. If there is significant bone damage, the dental expert will suggest bone grafting.
Dental implants replace single or multiple missing teeth, and will look and feel natural. Once your implant has fully fused with the bone in your jaw, you can add a custom designed crown to the top. This will restore your bite as well as give you a new aesthetic.
A dental implant is made of a metal post that looks like the root of a tooth. It is attached to your jawbone. After surgery, osseointegration will allow the post and implanted dental tooth to fuse together.
You can have the procedure performed either by your regular dental professional or a periodontist. A periodontist has extensive experience in placing dental implants and specializes in the treatment and prevention of gum disease.
You can also benefit from clear braces, which are similar but less visible to traditional braces. These clear plastic trays can be worn over your teeth two weeks at a stretch to gradually shift them into their proper position.
These aligners can shift a patient’s front teeth or their entire mouth to create an ideal alignment, improving the overall function and aesthetic of their smile. These aligners can be especially helpful for mild to moderate orthodontic issues which can be corrected in a minimally intrusive way.
Some orthodontists may also use clear braces to treat partially-edentulous patients with teeth that drift or overerupt, leaving spaces too small for a dental implant or bridge. If the space for an implant is too small, a mini-implant can be used to create a space that an orthodontist could place a dental cap in.
Contact us for more information about our braces and dental implants. We would be happy to offer you a free consultation, and help you make an informed decision about your oral health.
What to expect during the implant process
If your dentist determines that you are a good candidate for implants, they will perform a procedure to remove your damaged or removed tooth and prepare the surrounding area for a dental implant. This may require removing some of the surrounding tissue. For some, this can be painful.