Dental Implant Services in Fort Myers FL
What Are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implanttechnology,Ronny S. Taschner, DDS and Jennifer Taschner, DDS, MMScare able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between a periodontist and a restorative dentist. Ronny S. Taschner, DDS and Jennifer Taschner, DDS, MMSc perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
Scared to death of the procedure but no problem, everything went well.
- Diana M
They do their job very good. This place makes you feel like home.
- Rebecca R
I am in my 80s and wrote to my family and closest friends to tell them about a tooth implant i had done by Dr. Ronny Taschner. I quote from my own letter to them: "Because dental work is often feared, i must tell you that with a good dentist, or in my case a good periodontist, the process is not at all bad. Yes, now and then uncomfortable with your mouth wide open but not at all painful. i wanted to say this because there may come a time when you too will need such work and i want to allay any anxiety you might have."
I experienced a low level of discomfort after the implant surgery. I recommend this procedure to anyone. I am enjoying eating as usual with my implant.
- Louise H
I really love my implants and would to everyone. Experienced little to no discomfort.
- Jane B
Should have done this a long time ago. Wonderful process.
- Joyce G
All staff members were kind and professional. I had four implants and they did an excellent job. I would highly recommend this practice
- Beverly G
Excellent dental office
- John N