Dr. Michael Kirsch and our staff know you might have questions about your tooth-replacement options. Some of our patients are interested in learning more about dental implants and how they compare to other tooth-replacement treatments, that’s why our staff at Heartland Periodontics have created this page of helpful information to educate you on these common questions.
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A dental implant is composed of three pieces—the fixture, the abutment, and the crown. The implant fixture which is generally made of titanium acts the same way as the roots of your natural teeth by securing the implant in place. The abutment serves as the connector between the fixture and the porcelain crown. Finally, the crown is placed on top of the abutment, finishing your dental implant. It’s custom-made to the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth while blending perfectly with the rest of you smile.
With dental implants, it’s expected to feel some discomfort, bruising, or swelling in the days after your surgery. You can use ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs to mitigate these effects. You can also reduce the swelling and inflammation by applying ice to the concerned area on and off in 20-minute intervals.
People tend to choose dental implants due to them being the most natural looking and feeling replacement option on the market. Dental implants won’t slide around when you eat, speak, or laugh, unlike dentures or other alternatives. Dental implants can also preserve your facial structure and prevent your cheeks from sagging. Another significant benefit of dental implants is that they’re the only treatment option that stimulates healthy jawbone growth.
Dental implants last longer than any other tooth-replacement option. If you care for your implants properly with daily brushing and flossing and maintain good oral health, your dental implants could last a lifetime.
Dental implants require accurate placement to decrease the chance of complications, which can cause implant failure. For the best result, it’s crucial that you choose an implant dentist who has the necessary training, education, and experience to do the job properly.
Fortunately, Dr. Michael Kirsch has the essential skills to place your dental implants safely. He was president of the West Coast District Dental Association and is affiliated with organizations such as the American College of Oral Implantology, the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and the International Dental Honor Society of which he is a Fellow.
The length of the surgery depends on the number of dental implants that you need. One implant generally takes about an hour and a half. If you need multiple dental implants, the procedure will take 2-3 hours to complete.
Dr. Kirsch and our staff at Heartland Periodontics love helping patients restore and perfect their smiles. Dental implants provide an easy and permanent way to achieve a healthy and functional grin in just a few simple office visits. Contact our Sebring, FL office today to schedule your dental implant consultation. We also proudly serve patients from areas around Sebring, including Avon Park, Lake Placid, Okeechobee, Arcadia, Wauchula, Frostproof, and Lake Wales. We can’t wait to help you get started!
Dr. Michael Kirsch
4660 Lakeview Drive
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