Dental Implants in Melbourne, FL

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Overview

A person who has lost teeth can regain the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing their teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. To replace a missing tooth or teeth with a long-lasting restoration, experienced and AAID credentialed dentist Dr. Sangiv I. Patel proudly offers dental implants for his patients in Melbourne, FL. Dental implants are offered in two material choices; Titanium or Metal Free Zirconia, which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone fuses with the dental implants, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration, which occurs when teeth are missing. To replace missing or diseased teeth or fix gaps in your smile, schedule a consultation to get more information on dental implants at Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA.

Best Candidates for Dental Implants

Implants can replace one or several lost teeth by connecting the implant to a crown, denture, or bridge. You may prefer implant dentistry if you have a removable or cemented dental restoration but don't like the look, fit, or the extra care required for them. Dental implants can be treated just like your normal teeth with regular brushing and flossing. At your visit, Dr. Patel will assess the health of your gums and jawbone to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. If needed, a gum or bone graft may be completed for the implant to strengthen the foundation and generate longevity. Dental implants may not be appropriate if you are pregnant, use tobacco products, or are being treated for another issue, such as periodontal disease. We will assess your conditions and help you understand the benefits, risks and alternatives after a thorough diagnosis.

What To Expect

Before the dental implant is placed, you may need to have damaged teeth extracted, as well as gum and bone grafts, depending on the condition of your jawbone. When your mouth is ready for dental implant surgery, the treatment area will be numbed with a local anesthesia. Dr. Patel will start by making a surgical incision in your gums so the post can be placed in your jawbone. The incision will be stitched closed with some of the dental implant visible above the gumline. As the implant integrates with the gums and jawbone over the following months, a temporary crown or cover will be placed over the implant. Once Dr. Patel decides the dental implant is stable, the permanent restoration (crown, denture, or bridge) will be attached to the post and adjusted for a comfortable fit.

Recovery

There may be some temporary swelling in your gums and face, as well as bruising, discomfort, and some minor bleeding following your dental implant surgery. We will talk to you about what to expect and when to contact our office. We may also give you a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics. After your implants have healed and your restoration has been attached, you should develop a good home oral care routine that involves daily brushing and flossing. You should continue to schedule your exams and cleanings at Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA so he can evaluate the health of your mouth and implants.

Insurance Coverage

Typically, insurance coverage for dental implants will vary so our office may contact your provider to determine your coverage and out-of-pocket costs. Whether you have dental insurance or not, Our Melbourne, FL facility accepts many payment methods, and we can also help you find low- interest dental financing if it is necessary, visit our Payments and Financing page for more information.

Dental Implants

Implants with custom restorations can be a good choice if you are wanting a natural-looking replacement for a missing tooth that's easy to care for and lasts for many years. Dr. Patel can explain the steps needed, including surgery for implant placement and your restoration options. If you would like to learn more about implants, schedule a consultation at Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA.

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