Dental Implants in Ponte VedraDr. Kevin Neal, Dr. Michael Winter, Dr. Andrew Maples, & Dr. Brian Maples
offer dental implant placement and restorations in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Depending on your specific needs, they can perform flapless and traditional dental implant surgeries. As a certified Nobel Biocare dentists, the doctors offer:
• Single-tooth, multiple, and full arch dental implants
• Mini dental implants
• Dental implant restorations
• Implant-supported dentures
What is a Dental Implant?
Aside from restoring your chewing capability and enhancing your smile, one of the greatest benefits of having a dental implant procedure performed is that it replaces both your missing tooth and the root. A tooth implant can be broken down into three basic components:
• Dental Implant Post
– This part of the tooth implant resembles a tiny screw. The dental implant post is made of titanium so it can integrate with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. During the dental implant procedure, the dental implant post is first surgically placed, and then the patient is allowed several months to heal so the implant is stable before the dental implant crown is attached.
– After the tooth implant post has fused with the jawbone, our Ponte Vedra dental implant dentist will attach a custom abutment to the post. The abutment is a small metal cap that connects the dental implant crown to the dental implant post.
• Tooth Restoration
– The tooth restoration is the dental implant crown that attaches to the post. The restoration is usually made of porcelain and is formed to match the color and shape of your surrounding teeth. Patients that are missing multiple teeth can choose to have an implant-supported dental bridge or dentures instead of multiple dental implant crowns.
Our Dental Implant Process
We use local CAD CAM imaging services for better diagnosis and treatment planning compared to traditional methods. Not only are Dr. Winter and Dr. Neal concerned about crafting an attractive smile, they are also highly-focused on the functionality of the implant and its long-term benefits for you.
Your comfort is also a top priority. If you are having trouble during the procedure or prefer to break it down over a longer time span, we can do so.
The doctors have been placing and restoring dental implants in Ponte Vedra for many years. After having your dental implants placed, you will be able to return to work the next day. For the first few days, you should follow a modified diet and avoid crunchy foods. Afterward, you can resume regular eating.
Why Dental Implants?
Dental bridges used to be the go-to solution to replace missing teeth, but usually required alteration to the adjacent teeth to place the bridge. Dental implants can restore your smile without having to alter healthy teeth, and patients often express that they are easier clean than a dental bridge. Additionally, dental implants provide stimulation to your jawbone like a tooth root so your jawbone integrity won’t be compromised.
Dental implants can also give you more confidence in social settings as they are a permanent, fixed solution. In other words, you don't need to worry about your dentures flying out of your mouth when speaking to someone! Partial dentures can block the palate and prevent you from fully enjoying the taste of your meals. With dental implants, you can eat whatever you want with confidence.
Questions? Ready to Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants?
Whether you've lost a tooth, have cracked teeth, or expect to lose a diseased tooth in the near future, you could be a good candidate for dental implants in Ponte Vedra, FL. Contact us
or schedule a consultation
with Dr. Winter or Dr. Neal today to learn more.
Ponte Vedra Premier DentalDr. Kevin Neal, Dr. Michael Winter, Dr. Andrew Maples, & Dr. Brian Maples
100 Professional Drive
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Phone: (904) 285-8407
Office Hours: M-Th 8 to 5;
We participate with Delta and Blue Cross of Florida as well as many major dental insurers and accept all major credit cards, cash, and checks. Financing is also available.