Dental Implants in Lake City, FL

If you’re looking for a permanent solution to replace a missing or extracted tooth, a dental implant from Southwest Family Dentistry may be the right choice for you. An implant is placed into your jawbone where it will behave and look just like a natural tooth. Dental implants are a better solution than other alternatives like bridges, when the patient has no desire to alter the existing teeth. Dental implants require a longer healing time but create a tooth that is fully integrated into the jaw. They blend well with your natural dentition, allowing you to talk, eat and smile naturally.

The implant process takes a few months to complete. After the placement of the implant, it will take about three to six months to heal. During this time, the bone will form around the implanted titanium post, a process called osseointegration. Dr. Batlle can place multiple dental implants at once if necessary. Temporary crowns may be placed at this time. When the implant area has fully healed, a base for each new tooth is placed, and a molded impression will be made so that your new teeth can be custom fabricated.

There are many benefits of dental implants.  Implants remain the best replacement for a lost tooth, because the finished product is most like your own natural tooth. With dental implants, gum recession and bone loss are less probable, because the implants are fused with the jawbone and not the gums. These teeth are secured into the bone for life. Many people with implants tend to forget about them because they are comfortable and behave just like a natural tooth. Your mouth exhibits optimal function and the aesthetics are unequalled by any other tooth replacement procedure in dentistry.

Southwest Family Dentistry can create your permanent tooth restoration in our Lake City, FL office. Dr. Batlle can help you regain your confidence with new, permanently set teeth. Why constantly bear with the consequence of having a lost tooth when you can do something about it today? Your smile transformation can be placed in the capable hands of Dr. Batlle. Call us at (386) 752-1220 to schedule an appointment.