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Lehigh Dentist, Dentist in Lehigh, FL

Lehigh General & Implant Dentistry

1001 South Loop Boulevard
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

(239)369-5897

13281 Mcgregor Blvd, Unit #1
Ft. Myers, FL 33919

(239) 482-7076

Dental Implants
 

                        
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.


Type of Prostheses:

A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth  each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist.

 
 
 
Lehigh General & Implant Dentistry of Lehigh, FL. We make beautiful smiles a reality. Quality dental care provided by Dentists, Dr. Brian Gear, Dr. Denise Oakes-Lottridge and Dr. Miguel Scheel staff at our beautiful FL office. Providing a wide array of dental procedures including Bonding/White Fillings, Crowns, Bridges, Veneers, Dentures/Partial Dentures, Hygiene/Periodontal Health, Teeth Whitening, Dental Implants, Extractions, Invisalign, Root Canal (Endodontics), Inlays/Onlays, Crown Lengthening, Post Op Instructions, Invisalign, Dental implants, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dentures, Braces and many other services. All of this available in our convenient Dentist office in Lehigh, FL. Also Proudly Serving: Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, La Belle, Immokalee, Cape Coral
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