Missing teeth can make chewing and speaking difficult. They can also compromise your health and appearance.
Dr. Alfredo Gapuz in Orlando, FL, can replace lost tooth roots with dental implants, which provide exceptional support to replacement teeth.
Why are dental implants such a popular solution for tooth loss?
Experience Decades of Benefits: Enhanced Health, Confidence, and Comfort
A Long-Lasting SolutionImplants are screw-like devices that are usually made of titanium. They can last 40 years or more with regular brushing, flossing, and bi-annual dental exams at our dental practice. The restorations (crowns, bridges, and dentures) that your implants support can last 10 years or longer.
Improved Oral HealthWhen you lose a tooth, the absence of tooth roots and the stimulation they provide to your jawbone will cause the bone tissue to recede. Left untreated, remaining natural teeth will shift out of alignment and further tooth loss could occur. A dental implant can provide the stimulation needed to keep your jawbone healthy and maintain tooth alignment.
Speak Clearly and Chew ProperlyImplant-supported restorations provide unparalleled strength and stability when compared to traditional restorations. Implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures can allow you to bite and chew normally, and to speak with clarity and confidence.
How does a dental implant replace a missing tooth?
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Many Adults Suffer from Tooth Loss
How do I know if replacing a tooth with a titanium dental implant is right for me?
Sufficient bone tissue is necessary to support dental implants. If you have suffered jawbone atrophy, you may require bone grafting to replace lost tissue and create a proper foundation for your implants.
Autoimmune DiseasesPatients with autoimmune diseases such as lupus and multiple sclerosis will face longer recovery times and a higher possibility of complications following implant surgery. If you have such a disease, our dentist may advise a traditional restoration such as a bridge or denture.
Diabetic patients with uncontrolled glucose levels are at higher risk of dental implant complications and failure. Studies have shown that patients with their diabetes under control experience dental implant survival rates that are just as high as those without diabetes.
Smoking affects your body's ability to heal properly and has been linked to a higher risk of post-operative complications and implant failure. Dentists recommend that patients permanently quit smoking a few months prior to dental implant surgery to help avoid these complications.
Excessive Alcohol Consumption
Similar to smoking, alcohol inhibits your body's healing response and could negatively impact the results of your surgery. Patients who regularly consume alcohol will need to consider reducing their intake before and after implant surgery for the procedure to be successful.
Our dentist understands the desire every patient who suffers from missing teeth has to restore their smile, but Dr. Gapuz recommends that pregnant patients wait until after delivery to undergo an elective surgery such as an implant placement procedure.
There are certain medications that can have negative interactions with prescriptions you may be given during your surgery or recovery. Make sure to bring a full list of your medications to your consultation at our Orlando dental office.
A Trusted Solution
“When performed by a trained and experienced dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry.” American Academy of Implant Dentistry
Get Started Restoring Your Smile
With implant dentistry, Dr. Gapuz can restore your smile and your self-confidence. When you choose Dr. Gapuz, you won’t have to be referred to a variety of specialists in order to rebuild your smile; he can provide every step of this life-changing procedure under one roof.
Trust your care to a practice that won’t settle for anything less than providing you with the best results. To book your consultation, contact us online or call:
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In implant dentistry, three parts work together to replace a tooth from the root to the chewing surface...
A Restored Smile With Dental Implants
Smile with Confidence Again Thanks to Dental Implants
Whether you have a single gap in your smile or you are missing all of your natural teeth, living with tooth loss is difficult at the best of times. Things most people take for granted such as speaking and eating can be both awkward and painful. When spending time with friends and loved ones, smiling for a photograph can cause feelings of embarrassment.
Dr. Gapuz and the caring team of dental professionals at Aesthetic and General Dentistry can restore your smile with implant dentistry. Not only do implants allow you to speak clearly and eat all of your favorite foods - they can also do wonders for your self-confidence.
To get started on your new smile or to learn more about dental implants, contact our Orlando, FL, dental office online or call:
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Why Choose Dr. Gapuz?
Dental implants are widely available, often at "bargain" prices. However, it pays to understand that your choice of provider makes a significant difference in the quality of results you can expect to achieve. Patients throughout Orlando and beyond turn to Dr. Gapuz because of the achievements and expertise that set him apart from other providers:
- He completed the Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s course in Comprehensive Implant Dentistry in 2010.
- He completed the implantology course at the Center for Dental Implants of South Florida in Miami, FL, in 2003.
- He maintains a special focus on neuromuscular dentistry, the study of the relationship between the teeth, jaw joints, and surrounding muscles that control jaw movement. He uses this expertise to ensure that once your implants and restorations are in place, your jaws will meet properly without causing the strain that frequently leads to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
You Can Afford Dental Implants Thanks to Our Financing Options
In spite of the many valuable benefits dental implants provide, insurance companies consider dental implants an elective procedure. Although you can expect your insurance provider to contribute to the cost of crowns, bridges, and dentures, most other aspects of this treatment will require paying out of pocket. However, Dr. Gapuz believes in making this life-changing treatment affordable, so his practice offers convenient financing through CareCredit® and the Wells Fargo Health Advantage Credit Card. Both of these options can allow you to take advantage of this advanced treatment through affordable monthly payments and low interest rates. During your visit to our office, Dr. Gapuz' staff can help you explore these options and determine the best way to make a healthy, beautiful new smile a fit for your budget.