Dental Implants in Lake Mary
Missing, loose or severely damaged teeth are constant sources of aggravation. Each time you take a bite, each time you feel a smile coming on, each time you come face-to-face with a friend or meet someone for the first time, internally you may cringe.
Does this sound familiar? If it does, it’s time for you to end your unhappy situation.
Dental implants in Lake Mary represent the current “state of the art” in tooth replacement. Even so, patient satisfaction with implants can vary widely from one dental practitioner to another.
At Altamonte Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, those living in the Lake Mary can be assured that they will receive service at the highest level. Right in your area, you have access to care that will equal, and likely surpass, dental skills you could find elsewhere in the state of Florida, or the country.
Why Come to Us?
Unlike many areas of the body, your face is something that everyone you interact with sees, every day of your life. The ideal for dentistry is care that combines focus and attention to both health and aesthetics.
There’s no doubt that your life will be improved if you replace a tooth that has been lost, but how much more would it be improved if the replacement was so natural that it blends invisibly with your other teeth?
The dentists who direct the team at Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry have exceptional skills, developed through both training and experience, and finely-tuned aesthetic sensitivities. When it comes to cosmetic procedures, they not only know what is possible – they also know what needs to be done to ensure that the possible becomes reality.
You Need a Replacement Specialist
The field of prosthodontics is focused on restoring and replacing damaged teeth. To become a prosthodontist, a dentist must undergo three additional years of intensive training after completing dental school.
Why is this extra training important? There are many reasons:
- Tooth replacement involves many factors. Comfort, function, appearance and oral health must all be considered.
- The best results come from the most advanced techniques and procedures. Prosthodontists are trained in these.
- Prosthodontists are considered to be the leaders of dental teams developing treatment plans.
Dr. Atila Miranda
Altamonte’s Dr. Atila Miranda is a prosthodontist. After receiving his DDS degree, he began a three-year residency in prosthodontics at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale.
His training during this time included matters such as advanced techniques for precise dental implant placement and cosmetic dentistry. These skills are essential to the achievement of the most aesthetic results from dental implant procedures, along with function.
Dr. Atila Miranda prides himself in providing some of the best dental implants Lake Mary has to offer, helping you to achieve that cosmetic, healthy and comfortable look and feel you desire.
Dr. Don Preble
Dr. Don Preble, Dr. Miranda’s partner, is a widely recognized and respected implant specialist with the wisdom and judgement that comes from more than 40 years of experience. Like Dr. Miranda, he received post-graduate training, including a focus on implant dentistry.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Implantology/Implant Dentistry as well as the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In his role as the founder of the Central Florida Dental Implant Study Group, he has acted as a mentor to many who have become recognized leaders in the field of implant dentistry.
What Implant Services Do We Offer?
Unlike a replacement tooth in a removable bridge, a dental implant is surgically inserted into your jaw. It fuses to the bone, just as a natural tooth root does, and provides a stable and permanent footing for your replacement tooth.
Altamonte Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry provides a range of implant procedures:
- Single Tooth Implant: This is done to replace a single tooth that has been lost through injury or extraction. An implant post is inserted in your jaw and a dental crown or bridge is placed on top of it.
- All-On-4 Implants: This procedure is employed when all the missing teeth in one jaw are being replaced. Four posts are inserted in the jaw (upper or lower) that is being treated and an arch of teeth covering the whole jaw is attached. This technique has been used on hundreds of thousands of patients since it was developed in 1998.
- Mini Implants: These are implemented as a means to secure dentures.
Innovation in the Dental Arts: A Brief History of Dental Implants
Dentistry has come a long way since the 18th century, when our first President, George Washington took the oath of office wearing dentures made of ivory, brass and gold. Even so, researchers only discovered that the titanium used in implant posts was compatible with the bone in the jaw in 1950 and the first implants were offered to patients in the mid 1960s.
After more than 50 years, the procedure is well established and offers distinct advantages over other tooth replacement procedures.
Why Should I Choose Dental Implants in Lake Mary?
The ideal situation is that you would have your natural teeth for your entire life. For a variety of reasons, that is not possible for every person.
Implants are the closest thing to natural teeth that modern dentistry has to offer. Researchers are exploring the possibility that stem cells could be used to grow new teeth and jaw bone, but it’s unknown when such a treatment might be available – if ever.
In the meantime, only implants offer the stability and long life of healthy, natural teeth. You can expect complete confidence when eating and speaking. Your implants can be cared for just as you would care for your natural teeth.
For patients seeking some of the best Lake Mary dental implants, the professionals at Altamonte Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry offer a unique opportunity to receive implant services that meet the highest standards of implant dentistry.
Remember, this is a procedure that involves both functional and cosmetic elements. To realize its full promise, you need a dental surgeon who possesses both a command of the techniques involved and a true aesthetic sensibility.
You’ll find both of these in evidence at our practice, and the best way to discover this for yourself is to schedule a consultation. Help us understand what you hope to accomplish, and we’ll develop a plan that will make it possible.