Dr. Alfredo Gapuz, Jr. and the team of Aesthetic and General Dentistry, would like to assure you that we are doing everything we can to keep our dental office safe for everyone. We continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC, ADA, and OSHA.

We have updated our appointment and visitor policy to help contain the spread of Coronavirus. For the safety of everyone, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please call the office and reschedule your appointment for at least 4 weeks out.

We are requesting that our patients call or text us when they arrive. We will come and get them from the parking lot. There will be no waiting in the reception area as we had in the past. We ask that any accompanying family, friends, drivers, or other visitors wait in their car during your appointment.

All patients will undergo a series of screening questions prior to their appointment. These questions pertain to recent travel and symptoms. During the screening, if you show any symptoms or signs you may be asked to reschedule.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. We thank you for your trust and loyalty, and for being our patient!

To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please call us at (407) 251- 5100.

Dr. Alfredo Gapuz, Jr. and the team of Aesthetic and General Dentistry

Dental Implants

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

Dr. Gapuz in Orlando, FL, has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years, and is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. His decades of experience can help you to achieve the best possible results of implant dentistry:
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A Long-Lasting Solution

Implants 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.
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Improved Oral Health

When 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.
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Speak Clearly and Chew Properly

Implant-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?

You do not need to feel embarrassed if you are missing a tooth or even several teeth...

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How do I know if replacing a tooth with a titanium dental implant is right for me?

Candidacy Factors

During your consultation at our Orlando, FL, office, our dentist will assess your candidacy for implants. Dr. Gapuz will review your medical history and discuss your goals to make sure implants are the right choice for your specific dental needs. A number of factors can affect your candidacy for implant placement, including:
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Bone Density

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. 

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Autoimmune Diseases

Patients 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.
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Uncontrolled Diabetes 

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. 

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Smoking

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.

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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.

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Pregnancy

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.

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Medications

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:

(407) 251-5100

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Dr. Gapuz on the cover of Orlando Family Magazine

"Absolutely Outstanding."

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Marissa Octa

2020

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They're all great and amazing!   Dr. A. Gapuz is the best dentist I've ever known in my life.    His staff is fantastic, courteous, and knowledgeable in their own areas of expertise.    My husband loves him and was so grateful to Dr. Gapuz after he did his dental work.   My husband is able to eat now without pain and his face and smile looked a lot better than before.

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Luzhelena Emard

2019

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Dr. Gapuz and he’s staff are absolutely outstanding.  Super friendly and very skilled. Dr. Gapuz explained everything extremely well to me I will definitely be going  back.Great visit!!Thank You! I will definitely be recommending him to my family and friends.

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In implant dentistry, three parts work together to replace a tooth from the root to the chewing surface...

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A Restored Smile With Dental Implants

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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:

(407) 251-5100

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Implants can give you back your smile.

"Head and Shoulders above Anyone Else in Dentistry."

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Andrea Molineros

2020

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Excellent service. The doctor and the staff are awesome. Doctor is very gentle and made the procedure very smooth and with no pain. Very happy. Highly recommended.

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Robert Allgeo

2020

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Best Dentist ever!  He's head and shoulders above anyone else in dentistry.  Professional, thoughtful, and skillful.

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The Dental Implants Treatment Timeline

From your first consultation to your fully restored smile, implant treatment can span several months involving at least two surgeries:

Consultation

Dr. Gapuz will assess your oral and overall health as well as your jawbone density to verify your candidacy for dental implant treatment. Should you require a preparatory procedure to restore your candidacy, we will develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address any dental issues.

Implant Placement

Before beginning your implant placement, Dr. Gapuz will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed with the help of a local anesthetic and sedation dentistry. He will then place your titanium or ceramic dental implants into the jawbone through small incisions made in your gums.

Healing Period

Over the next four to six months, the bone tissue in your jaw will fuse with the implant post in a process called osseointegration.

Abutment Placement

After the dental implants have successfully fused with your jawbone, Dr. Gapuz will attach abutments to the implants. These small devices will connect your restoration to the dental implants.

Healing Period

Following your second surgery, it can take about two weeks for your gums to heal around the abutments.

Final Restoration

Once your gums have fully healed around the abutments, Dr. Gapuz will place your final crown, bridge, or denture, allowing you to enjoy all of the benefits of your newly restored smile.

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.
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Dr. Gapuz has completed implant training at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

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.

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Aesthetic and General Dentistry

Dr. Alfredo Gapuz was recently recognized in local publications as an Orlando Dentist of the Year and as a 2019 Top Dentist. He holds several other distinctions, such as:

  • Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • Graduate of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
  • Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Fellow of the Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics

To schedule your consultation at our Orlando office, contact us online or call us at (407) 251-5100.

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