Today, dental implants are the top-tier solution to tooth loss, and one that our team recommends to many patients here at Nawrocki Dental in Cocoa Beach, FL. As a Diplomate of the Americana Board of Oral Implantology, Dr. Gary Nawrocki has the experience and specialized skill to personally handle your entire dental implant procedure, from initial consultation to surgical placement to final restoration. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment! New patients from Cape Canaveral, FL and other surrounding areas are always welcomed.
Benefits of Dental Implants
As the only comprehensive tooth replacement option available, dental implants in Cocoa Beach offer several key benefits for patients who are missing one, two, or an entire arch of teeth. Some of the most important advantages of implant dentistry include:
Dental implants replace the tooth’s root as well as the crown
Bone and gum tissue are preserved
Dental implants look, fit, and feel like your natural teeth
Dental implants support a balanced, nutritious diet
Speech is clearer with the stability of dental implants
No lisps and whistles, which often occur with a loose-fitting denture
Prior dental misalignments (like crowded teeth, gapped teeth, etc.) can be corrected
The healthy surrounding natural teeth do not have to be altered
Though more expensive upfront, dental implants are by far the best financial investment
Cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime
And many more advantages!
Do I Need Dental Implants?
Dental implants can offer the following valuable benefits to patients in need:
They can restore a patient’s confident smile in a seamlessly lifelike manner.
They can replace missing teeth without requiring nearby healthy teeth to be negatively affected in the process.
They can resolve jaw joint aggravation and/or bite problems caused by missing teeth.
They can enhance the appearance of facial tissues that may have sagged over time.
They can restore your ability to chew and speak.
They can support a full bridge or denture, making them much more secure and comfortable within the mouth.
What Happens During My Dental Implant Procedure?
The process of receiving dental implants takes place over several visits and multiple months. After we’ve determined through X-rays that you have the necessary spacing and healthy jawbone tissue to support a dental implant, the implant itself will be surgically inserted into the area. Dental implants succeed because they’re designed to replace the actual root of the tooth, which better preserves the jawbone and bolsters your long-term oral health.
After the implant is securely in place, your natural tissue will slowly start to form around it, creating a strong foundation. When this area has fully healed, you’ll return to our office so that Dr. Nawrocki can design the ideal prosthetic to fit over the implant and finally renew your smile’s function and stability.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants cost more overall than other methods of tooth replacement, but they are also the most high-quality and successful method of completing a smile. No matter what the price, dental implants are worth their weight in gold! When you schedule an appointment with our office, your dentist will consider the following factors to give you a good estimate of the cost of your dental implant procedure:
How many teeth are missing
If a preliminary bone graft or sinus lift is necessary
Where in the jaw the gaps are located
What the dental implants are made of
Additional considerations like anesthesia or sedation