Dental Implants – Tallahassee, FL
Smile For Life
If you’re one of the over 120 million Americans who is currently missing at least one tooth, then you’re probably well aware of the headaches tooth loss can cause. In addition to making chewing and speaking uncomfortable or even virtually impossible, it can also be tremendously damaging to your appearance, making you less likely to be social. Thankfully, dental implants now offer a replacement that is the next best thing to nature. With dental implants in Tallahassee, FL, Dr. Rasmussen can close any gaps in your smile and help you reclaim your strong bite for decades to come. To learn more about them and what they could do for you, schedule a consultation today.
Why Choose Periodontics & Implant Dentistry of Tallahassee for Dental Implants?
- All-On-4: Restore An Entire Row of Teeth in One Appointment
- Able to Replace Any Number of Teeth
- Treatment Provided by a Board-Certified Periodontist
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are very different from traditional bridges and dentures that just sit on top of the gums. Instead, Dr. Rasmussen places small titanium posts into the jawbone that act as artificial tooth roots, and these are used to support the new teeth. This approach brings with it a host of advantages:
- Self-Stabilizing: Implanted teeth sit within strong jawbone just like real ones, enabling a patient to eat whatever they like without having to deal with slippage or breakage.
- Aesthetically Pleasing: Every implant post is topped with a 100% custom-made restoration, and because implants don’t require unnatural-looking attachments to stay in place, this gives them a lifelike appearance that blends into anyone’s smile.
- Bone Preservation: The jawbone tends to atrophy after tooth loss, but implants can help stimulate the bone and lead to the growth of new tissue right where it’s needed. This ensures the remaining teeth stay strong and the facial muscles always have adequate support (which can prevent the formation of wrinkles).
- Reliable: When placed by a specially-trained dentist like Dr. Rasmussen, implants can easily endure for multiple decades, often lasting for the rest of a patient’s life!
Indications for Dental Implants
In order to be a good candidate for dental implants, a patient needs decent oral health and a jawbone strong enough to support the new roots. If either of these is lacking, Dr. Rasmussen can help (see “Advanced Dental Implant Procedures” below). Once he determines that a patient’s mouth is in good enough shape to safely receive implants, he can place the posts, which can be paired with a variety of restorations depending on a patient’s needs:
Missing One Tooth
A single implant can be placed into the jawbone between two healthy teeth and topped with a porcelain crown without disturbing the nearby dental structure at all. This is much less invasive compared to a bridge, in which the neighboring teeth have to be filed down to support the prosthetic.
Missing Multiple Teeth
For consecutive missing teeth or those located throughout the mouth, implants can also serve as the foundation for a bridge or partial denture. This gives the prosthetics a strength and security removable ones simply can’t match.
Missing All Teeth
Even people missing all of their teeth along a single row can benefit from implant dentistry. Using a small number of implant roots, a full denture can be anchored to the jawbone that looks better, provides a stronger bite, and lasts longer than any traditional one.
Advanced Dental Implant Procedures
In order to ensure the best possible results and most comfortable experience for his implant patients, Dr. Rasmussen offers a number of specialty procedures you just won’t find at your general dentist’s office. In addition to utilizing state-of-the-art 3D imaging to find the perfect locations for the new roots within the jawbone, he can also perform various treatments to build up the jaw so that a patient’s new smile is guaranteed to look great and last.
Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions
If you think dental implants might just be what your smile needs, you’re probably full of questions. How long does the treatment take? Does it hurt? What does it cost? Of course, you’re not the first person to ask these questions, and our team is more than happy to help. Follow the link below to find answers to these common questions and many more so you can be better informed about this treatment option.
The Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants are extremely versatile and can be designed to help patients dealing with any degree of tooth loss, and because of this, the cost of the treatment is always different. How many teeth you’re missing, where they are located, and the condition of your jawbone can all influence the final price of your implant procedure. To learn what you’ll be expected to pay, you should schedule an in-person consultation. While dental implants do tend to cost more upfront compared to other options, they are also guaranteed to last many, many times longer, meaning most implant patients actually end up saving money in the long run.
Dental Implant Aftercare
When a dental implant is placed, it requires a certain level of attention over the next several weeks to ensure no problems are present. Additionally, our dentists will provide you with aftercare tips to keep in mind ensuring that your tooth replacement remains healthy not only months from now, but decades. If you don’t know the best way to care for your dental implants or you plan on receiving implants in the future, you’ll want to review our aftercare page.