Dental Implants in Ocala, FL with Dr. Lawrence J. Sutton DDS, PA
Dental implants provide a beautiful and effective solution for patients dealing with missing teeth. Unlike dentures, implants are fixed in place. They provide excellent support and stability, and they look and feel just like your natural teeth. Dr. Sutton is a professional implant dentist with more than 20 years of experience placing and restoring dental implants. He is committed to using the most up-to-date equipment and technology to provide his patients with beautiful dental implants that will last a lifetime. Sutton Dentistry can restore your smile through dental implants in Ocala, Belleview, and The Villages.
Dental Implant Placement
Dental implants are placed by securing a titanium post where your tooth’s root used to be. This implant fuses with the underlying jawbone, providing a sturdy base for a crown or other restoration. The fusing process, called osseointegration, creates a strong bond that makes your dental implants much stronger and sturdier than dentures.
Our Ocala dentist uses cone beam imaging to produce highly accurate three-dimensional images that he uses for the best placement of your dental implants. Once the implants have been placed, a healing period gives time for the osseointegration process to complete, so that by the time the dental restoration is placed, the artificial tooth root is already firmly set into the jawbone.
Dental Implant Restorations
Dr. Sutton provides dental implant restorations for patients who want to complete a dental implant procedure, or to restore implants or appliances that may have become damaged due to normal wear. Each custom crown is designed to fit the existing structure and color of your remaining teeth. The end result is a beautiful and fully-functional smile that will last a lifetime.
These restorations can take several forms, depending upon your teeth replacement needs. A crown can be used for a single missing tooth, while a bridge can replace multiple missing teeth in a row. Alternatively, if too many teeth are missing for those restorations, our Ocala dentist can instead use a partial or full denture to replace up to a full arch of missing teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
There are several reasons why our Ocala dentist would recommend dental implants. Unlike dentures, you care for your dental implants the same way you care for your natural teeth. Dental implants are fixed firmly in place, so they do not slip, affect your speech, or limit your eating habits. Dental implants are designed to minimize bone loss, so your mouth stays healthier over the long term. They look and feel just like your real teeth, so you’ll be able to smile fully and confidently.
Give Us a Call Today to Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants in Ocala!
If you have missing or damaged teeth in Ocala, Belleview, and The Villages, Sutton Dentistry can help with expertly placed and restored dental implants. Give us a call today to schedule your initial consultation.