Dr. Jonathan Ouellette may use implants to replace a missing or removed tooth. From root to crown, they are designed to mimic the appearance and function of your natural teeth. Each implant is made up of a post and a restoration, such as a crown or denture. The post looks like a large screw and is made to be implanted into the tissue of the jawbone, where the missing tooth’s root would normally go. Titanium and titanium alloys make up the post and are bio-compatible with your body’s dental tissues—the soft tissue of the gums and the harder tissues that make up the jawbone and neighboring teeth. Titanium also has the unique ability to fuse to bone. This helps ensure the success of a procedure—that as an implant is planted into the jawbone, the dental implant will secure and prevent the bone loss that often occurs with lost teeth.
After the initial post implant, a crown, bridge or denture will then be placed overtop the post. Patients can either have two separate visits for their dental implant—one to place the post and one to place the restoration—or they can discuss single-day restoration options with our dentist. Phone Dream Dental Services at 407-862-7000 or stop by our office to discuss and plan your dental implant in Altamonte Springs, Florida.