If you've been self-conscious because of missing one or more of your teeth, your trusted team at Guided Smiles Prosthodontics & Implant Center is here to help. We are proud to offer dental implants, the best alternatives to your natural, healthy teeth. Once in place, your new restorations will look and function just like your natural teeth!

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Why Choose a Prosthodontist for Your Tooth Replacement Needs?

A prosthodontist is a specialist with at least three years of rigorous training and advanced education after dental school, primarily focused on the replacement or restoration of lost or deficient teeth. Prosthodontists are highly skilled and experienced in utilizing state-of-the-art technology and techniques to restore a tooth's optimum function and esthetics.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small, screw-like titanium posts designed to replace the roots of missing teeth. They function as stable and sturdy anchors for prosthetic teeth that resemble the appearance and mimic the function of your natural teeth. Because of their incredibly lifelike results, dental implants are now considered the gold standard for tooth replacement.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. They are the only restorations that mimic the function of your missing tooth roots, preventing bone loss and enhancing your oral health. Your implant restorations won't shift or slip, providing a stable and secure tooth replacement option. You'll speak clearly, smile with confidence, and enjoy all your favorite foods once again. Best of all, you'll maintain your facial contours and restore your youthful smile!

Implant surgery is incredibly safe and predictable, with more than a 95 percent success rate. With meticulous oral hygiene care and routine dental exams and cleanings, your replacement teeth can last a lifetime!

What Are the Types of Implant Restorations?

Here are the implant restoration options we offer:

  • A single tooth implant replaces a missing tooth using a dental crown, fully restoring its function and natural appearance.
  • Implant-supported bridges replace two or more adjacent teeth, delivering unmatched comfort and stability!
  • Implant-supported dentures or partials replace some teeth or an entire arch of missing teeth, providing a stable alternative to traditional dentures.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

To be a candidate for implant surgery, you must be willing to commit to meticulous oral hygiene practices. You must also have healthy gums and adequate bone mass in the area. However, if you have periodontal (gum) disease or you've been missing your teeth for some time and have suffered bone loss, that doesn't necessarily rule you out as a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Blackmon may recommend bone grafting to rebuild the bone in the area so you can enjoy the many benefits of dental implants.

What Is the Dental Implant Procedure?

Dr. Blackmon will place your titanium implant into your jawbone and wait for a few months while the area heals. During this time, your implant will fuse to the bone in a process called osseointegration. After healing, he will attach a connector called an abutment to your implant and once again wait for the tissues to heal.

The last step is securing your new implant restoration, with results comparable to your natural, healthy teeth. The implant process may be lengthy at times, but the superior results make it well worth the effort!

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Dental Implants Near Me

Contact Guided Smiles Prosthodontics & Implant Center in Ponte Vedra, FL, for more information about restoring your smile with dental implants. Dr. Blackmon, our acclaimed prosthodontist, is committed to delivering cutting-edge restorations for beautiful, healthy smiles. Trust the specialist for unmatched results! Call us and schedule your appointment today!

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