If you are in need of a dental restoration as a result of a tooth cracking, chipping, breaking, decaying significantly, or if it has been extracted or lost for any other reason, you are probably looking for the easiest and most effective treatment solution. One of the most popular restorative dental procedures offered by our local Homestead dentist, Dr. Robert Cuckler, is the dental implant. Dental implants are a highly recommended solution because they are designed to look and feel just like a natural tooth, and are meant to stay in place permanently unlike other dental solutions such as dentures or bridges.
You may be wondering: how exactly do dental implants work? The implant itself is a very small post made out of titanium metal, and it is implanted directly into your jawbone. Over a period of time ranging any where from three to six months, the metal becomes integrated with the bone that surrounds it, through a process called osteointegration. The process makes it so that the metal and bone form a strong and secure foundation for your new replacement tooth provided by Dr. Cuckler. After an evaluation of the new foundation that has been formed, our local Homestead dentist will then continue with the process by attaching a dental crown. The dental crown is essentially the replacement tooth, and it is made out of sturdy, tooth-colored material such as porcelain, composite resin, or other similar materials. The dental crown completes the implant restoration process, leaving you with a fully functional and natural looking new tooth, or several, depending on your individual situation.
Dental implants are an excellent option because they are highly effective and can be maintained just like a natural tooth, putting it as one of the most used options when it comes to dental restoration. Our local Homestead dentist can help you determine if dental implants are the right option for you after a consultation and evaluation of the current state of your teeth.
Are you looking to learn more about dental implants or any of the other services provided by our local Homestead dentist? If so, we recommend that you pay a visit to Dr. Cuckler’s website and browse through all of the additional information there. If you have a question or concern that you feel we can help you with, do not hesitate to contact us either by phone or online.