Restore Your Smile with Dental Implant in Lakewood Ranch

Many people still suffer from the effects of tooth loss despite extensive improvements being made in preventive and restorative dentistry each year. Our team at Lakewood Ranch Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is passionate about completing your smile with excellent dental implant services that directly combat the negative impacts of missing or severely compromised teeth. We blend years of experience and advanced technology to deliver dependable dental implants with longevity and durability.

Dental implants are one of the most effective ways to replace teeth and improve your oral health, and we look forward to helping you get the smile you want. Our implant dentistry improves your quality of life by significantly restoring functionality and improving the aesthetic appeal of your smile. We're committed to providing residents of Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Bradenton, and the greater Sarasota area with quality care during this process. We use modern technology and lifelike materials and deliver treatment that carefully considers your needs, goals, and comfort. Contact our practice today to discover dental implant excellence in Lakewood Ranch!


What Is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are dental prosthetics that provide sturdy, natural-looking tooth replacements. These prosthetics replace your missing or severely damaged tooth from the root to the crown and comprise three parts. The three parts of a dental implant are:

  1. The Implant Post: Implant posts are small cylinders made from body-safe titanium or titanium alloy. We surgically implant these posts into your jaw, where they fuse to the bone, providing an exceptionally sturdy foundation for your tooth-shaped restoration.
  2. The Abutment: Abutments are placed on top of the implant post at the top of the gum line and serve as a buffer between the gum and your restoration. Abutments provide a comfortable feel and secure fit for your prosthetic tooth.
  3. The Restoration: Restorations are the tooth-shaped piece placed on top of your implant post and abutment. Restorations are natural-looking and carefully machined to fit into your smile seamlessly. We use different high-quality materials for restorations, and our dentist will consult with you about the best options for your needs. The most common restorations are single-tooth crowns, bridges, and partial and full dentures.

Benefits of Implant Dentistry

Dental implants provide enhanced oral function and increased cosmetic appeal, and they actively halt the negative oral health effects caused by missing teeth. Some of the ways they benefit your smile include:

Preventing Jawbone Loss: Because the implant posts act as replacement tooth roots, they prevent jawbone shrinkage, sometimes referred to as resorption. This helps the jawbone retain its original shape.

Keeping Teeth Aligned: Dental implants help keep your remaining teeth straight. When you lose a tooth and it's left untreated, your remaining teeth may begin to migrate into the resulting gap, creating a need for orthodontic work or other services in the future.

Improving Oral Function: Implant dentistry can greatly improve your overall oral function. Replacement teeth can minimize or eliminate the difficulties with chewing and speaking you may experience after losing one or multiple teeth.

Can Dental Implants Help Me?

Whether you are missing one or many teeth, you can usually benefit from dental implants. Our dentist, Dr. Michelle Scala, will perform a thorough oral examination to determine if dental implants are the correct treatment for your needs. Our primary goal is to save your natural tooth whenever possible, and we'll do all we can to stabilize, strengthen, and repair damaged teeth. However, dental implants are often the best option for promoting oral health and function if your tooth can't be salvaged or is already missing.

Implant-Supported Dentures With the All-on-4® Process

The All-on-4 technique provides a complete set of new teeth anchored to your jawbone using just four implant posts. Should you qualify for the procedure, All-on-4 implant-supported dentures are an excellent option because they can reduce the impact on your jawbone, often leading to reduced recovery times. If you're looking for a sturdy alternative to traditional dentures that can't fall out or get lost, All-on-4 dentures provide the exceptional functionality you want. Our team will discuss the process and qualification requirements at your consultation appointment.

CBCT Assisted Dental Implant Placement

At Lakewood Ranch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we invest in cutting-edge technology because we want to provide the most effective and successful dental care we can. One of the tools we use to that end is our CBCT scanning machine. CBCT scans create detailed 3D models of the structures in your smile. Dr. Scala uses these highly precise models to ensure implant posts are placed in optimal positions. CBCT is just one of many tools and techniques we've invested in to make your dental implant procedure as efficient, effective, and long-lasting as possible.

Quality Implant Dentistry in Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch Family & Cosmetic Dentistry values the opportunity we have to complete smiles and improve the dental health of patients in Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Bradenton, and the greater Sarasota area. We are genuinely committed to your satisfaction and always strive to provide you with genuine, compassionate care that goes above and beyond. Contact our office today to learn more about our dental implant offerings and discover the difference our friendly, skilled staff can make in your oral health!