When you lose a tooth, it affects more than just your oral health. It affects your entire quality of life, making it more difficult to bite, chew, and enjoy your favorite foods. Dental implants are widely considered the best option for tooth replacement, restoring confident smiles and full quality of life.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants, a groundbreaking advancement in oral and maxillofacial surgery, consist of biocompatible titanium structures that fuse with the jawbone, functioning as anchors for crowns. They play a pivotal role in restoring your smile and teeth function.

Our surgeons collaborate closely with your dentist to provide the foundation needed for the successful placement of individual or multiple dental implants, even facilitating a complete mouth rebuild when necessary.

In certain cases, bone grafting may be required to restore the ridge, and platelet-rich plasma could be used to enhance healing. Though implant failure is rare under our care, rest assured our team is committed to ensuring successful outcomes in every circumstance.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are several reasons why dental implants are such a popular option for tooth replacement.

  • Designed to last. Dental implants are intended to be a long-lasting option for smile restoration. With proper upkeep and care, dental implants can last for many years.
  • Preserved jawbone. The loss of a natural tooth root can cause your jawbone to atrophy, resulting in unwanted changes to your smile. Implants are the only tooth replacement option to actively preserve the jawbone and maintain your oral health.
  • Promotes a healthy smile. With bridges, dentures, and other tooth replacement methods, it is usually necessary to sand, shave, or extract adjacent teeth. Dental implants allow you to maintain your healthy teeth without any need to compromise them.
  • Gives a natural appearance. Your replacement teeth will be custom-made by your dentist and tailored to replicate the look and behavior of your natural teeth. The result is seamless smile restoration.

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Choosing Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are widely considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, providing natural-looking and long-lasting results while maintaining the health of your jaw and remaining teeth. And, once fully healed, dental implants allow you to enjoy your favorite foods as normal, providing total confidence in your smile and a higher quality of life. At Sunrise Facial & Oral Surgery, we are pleased to offer custom dental implant strategies to accommodate virtually every patient’s needs.

Zygomatic Implants

Zygomatic implants offer a revolutionary solution for patients with significant maxilla (upper jaw) bone loss, restoring their smile and foundation without requiring bone grafting. These implants, anchored into the cheekbones (zygoma), enable the placement of fixed dental appliances where it was previously impossible. Dr. Schmid pioneered the use of zygoma implants in Central Florida. Depending on individual patient needs, this procedure can be performed in our offices or an outpatient ambulatory facility.

Recovery and Aftercare

Following your dental implant placement, you will need to allow several weeks for your implants to heal, giving them plenty of time to fuse with the surrounding jawbone. You can expect some tenderness and swelling over the first few days, but these symptoms can be easily managed with either prescribed or over-the-counter medications.

We also recommend sticking to a diet of soft foods and liquids for the first few days, being especially careful to avoid any foods that are spicy, hot, crunchy, or sticky. You can gradually shift back to a normal diet, and once your implants are fully healed, you will be able to eat anything you like.

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Dental implants offer a second chance at a healthy, confident, fully functional smile. Find out more about your eligibility for dental implants by contacting Sunrise Facial & Oral Surgery today.