A missing tooth means you're missing out on more than just smiling. It can have a negative impact on your confidence and your overall well being, too. Dental implants can help you eat, laugh, and talk with ease once again.
After losing a tooth or having one extracted, it’s important to consider all your replacement options. Dental implants can restore the functionality of your bite and improve your overall oral health. As one of the most secure and long-lasting tooth replacement options available, dental implants act as a natural part of your smile and replace that missing tooth you’ve been hiding.
Dental implants replace your whole tooth, down to the root.
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Dr. Gaeta is proud to hold a Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, achieved Fellowship status with the Misch Resnik Implant Institute, and is a graduate from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University. These prestigious titles are only awarded to the best of the best after rigorous training and credentialing.
With cone-beam computed tomography, or CBCT technology, we give our patients peace of mind. This reliable technology ensures precise placement for increased patient comfort and better overall outcomes.
Dr. Gaeta is proud to be a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. This allows him to keep up with the latest techniques in implant dentistry to give patients the most optimal results!
The Dexis IS3800W intraoral scanner allows us to create detailed 3D models of your teeth and gums, and even lets us show you what your smile will look like once treatment is complete!
We offer biologically-compatible materials to improve your treatment and recovery process. Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) accelerates the healing process, minimizes pain, and decreases swelling during treatment. Not only that, but it strengthens the function and structure of the bone.
Some patients require extra preparation before receiving dental implants. Dr. Gaeta is experienced in a variety of oral surgeries and procedures, like bone grafting and sinus lifts, to ensure your implants function properly and stand the test of time.
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Implants function and feel just like natural teeth so you can brush, floss, and eat normally.
Your implant will be crafted to fit seamlessly with your smile and will look exactly like a real tooth.
Implants are made of biocompatible titanium which fuses to your jaw, thus preventing bone deterioration associated with tooth loss.
Once you’ve been approved for treatment, your doctor will schedule your oral surgery appointment and provide a surgical plan. During the surgery, your doctor will make an incision in your gum tissue to securely place a dental implant in the jaw. Next, the area will be cleaned and sutures will be placed to begin the healing process.
Your gums and jawbone will begin to heal once your implant has been placed. After 1-2 weeks, the incision site will be healed, but it will take 3-6 months for the implant to permanently bond with your jaw bone through a process called osseointegration. To ensure you are healing properly, we will see you for a couple of check ups during the osseointegration process.
The final step in the implant treatment process is the restoration. Your restoration, or prosthetic dental crown, will be custom crafted to match your smile and securely affixed to the titanium implant. Once your new tooth is in place, your smile will be complete!
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In some cases, you may be able to get an implant in just one day, depending on the type of implant you will be receiving. In these cases, the restoration your doctor provides will be a temporary appliance to keep your tooth healthy and functional until you have fully healed from your dental implant placement surgery. With your temporary restoration, you’ll be able to speak and eat normally during the healing process.
Your doctor will schedule a series of follow-up appointments to track your healing process and take impressions or models of your teeth. These will help the lab create your custom-made restoration. Your permanent restoration will be durable and more natural-looking than your temporaries. We recommend coming in for a consultation to see what type of dental implant might work best for you.
Yes. After losing a tooth, your jaw will no longer be stimulated by the natural pressure of chewing and biting. This causes bone loss to occur and also weakens the jaw bone.
When the dental implant post is placed, it will bond directly into the jaw bone and act as an artificial tooth root. This titanium “tooth root” transmits the force of chewing and biting through the dental crown and into your jaw bone just like a real tooth would, keeping it healthy and strong.
Yes, dental implants can become infected, but this is a very rare complication. This type of infection is known as “peri-implantitis,” and usually only occurs if the implant is not kept clean or is not properly cared for after surgery.
Follow your doctor’s instructions while recovering, and be sure to brush and floss regularly after your implant has healed to avoid peri-implantitis and maintain a healthy implant.
Single-tooth dental implants are the most frequently used dental implant and consist of three parts: the dental implant, the abutment, and the dental crown. The dental implant is a titanium rod with a screw-like shape that is placed into the jawbone. The abutment, which is a connector piece, attaches the dental implant to the dental crown. The dental crown, also known as the restoration, reinstates the shape, function, and appearance of your natural tooth. Unlike a partial denture, single-tooth implants are extremely durable and never move or shift.
Titanium dental implants are made in trusted laboratories that supply a wide selection of pre-selected standard post sizes. The restoration, on the other hand, is a custom-made appliance. This ensures each patient gets a result that meets their exact needs. Your doctor will either make your dental implant in-house using a milling machine, or they will send detailed impressions or models to a partner lab.
This lab will create a long-lasting, resilient dental implant restoration just for you. Most crowns are crafted out of porcelain which is durable and looks uniquely similar to tooth enamel. Once the crown is ready, the lab will send it back to our office, and we will complete the procedure by securely attaching your implant crown in place.
When placed properly and maintained with care, success rates for dental implants are approximately 95 - 98% over the course of 10 years. In fact, It’s quite common for patients to keep their implants for even longer with proper oral hygiene habits!
The implant restoration, however, may not last as long. Restorations such as dental crowns or overdentures take on regular wear and tear from chewing, biting, and more. After time, the restoration may need to be replaced to keep your smile healthy and functional. By coming in for regular exams, your dentist can check to ensure your restoration is in good condition.
All-on-4® implants are great for patients who are looking to replace an entire arch of teeth. This approach allows patients to replace an entire set of missing upper or lower teeth. During the procedure, the four implants are placed into the jawbone. After the healing process, which typically takes several months, a fixed full-arch bridge is attached to the implants. All-on-4® is more permanent and natural-looking than dentures, and usually costs less than replacing each tooth individually.