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Looking into tooth replacement options? Well, consider these facts: conventional dentures and fixed bridgework require enamel reduction of adjacent teeth. Plus, these traditional artificial teeth last only about a decade. These disadvantages and more make a great case for restoring your smile with dental implants from Kissimmee dentist, Dr. Vincent Grosso. He offers single-tooth implants and multiple implants to support bridges and dentures, and the results are amazing.
Just what is a dental implant?
Basically, it's an artificial tooth which includes a root and crown. In other words, it's a whole new tooth. Dr. Grosso places titanium implant posts directly into the jaw bone, allows them to heal, or osseointegrate, and then restores them with lifelike porcelain crowns.
The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness praises dental implants in Kissimmee for their stability and longevity.That impacts a patient's oral function, personal schedule, and wallet, too.
How is a dental implant placed?
If you have an existing smile gap or anticipate an extraction, contact Dr. Grosso for an implant consultation. He will visually inspect your teeth and gums and also take digital X-rays and other imaging to evaluate the size and density of your jaw bone. Jawbone strength is as critical to successful dental implant placement and retention as good overall health and diligent oral hygiene habits.
If he determines you are healthy enough to receive an implant, your dentist will numb the area and incise your gums. He will create a small hole in the jaw and carefully insert the titanium implant.
You'll return home to allow the site to heal. During these several weeks, the implant and your jaw bone will bond together through osseointegration. This natural process avoids the gum and bone deterioration that occurs after tooth loss. During a subsequent visit, Dr. Grosso will re-open the site, attach an extension post, and bond a porcelain crown in place.
With your new implant, expect natural-looking facial appearance, efficient biting and chewing and stability for the new tooth and surrounding natural teeth, too. You simply brush and floss as you usually do to keep ahead of harmful plaque and tartar, and continue to see your Kissimmee, FL dentist and serving Hunters Creek, FL for semi-annual examinations and hygienic cleanings.For more information or to set-up an implant consultation with Vincent Grosso DMD, call his office at (407) 350-5969.
How root canal treatment from your Kissimmee dentist can save your smile
If your tooth hurts, it may be tempting to just remove it, but if you do, you are faced with some difficult choices. You can just live without the tooth, having an incomplete smile, or you could choose tooth replacement options like bridges, partials or dental implants, but these can get expensive. You should think about the simple choice, keeping your tooth! You can eliminate dental pain and still keep your smile intact, thanks to root canal treatment.
Dr. Vincent Grosso in Kissimmee, FL wants to share his expertise about root canal therapy and how to give your tooth a second chance.
Dental pain can be caused by deep dental decay or infection which has reached the innermost tissues of your tooth, an area called the pulp chamber. Infection causes swelling and increased pressure inside your tooth, resulting in pain. Dental pain is only one symptom you may need a root canal. Other signs and symptoms you may need root canal therapy include:
- Discomfort or pain when you consume hot or cold foods and drinks
- Redness and swelling of your gums around the tooth
- Drainage or a white bump in your gums near the tooth
During root canal therapy, Dr. Grosso will create a small opening on the top surface of your tooth, and draw out the infected tissue through the hole. He will place a sedative filling material inside your tooth which reduces pressure and pain.
Your tooth will gradually “calm down” which may take a week or two. Once your symptoms are gone, Dr. Grosso will fill the inside of your tooth with an inert material and protect the tooth with a dental crown.
Root canals are the state-of-the-art way to give your tooth a second chance. Don’t compromise your smile by having a tooth removed until you’ve checked out whether root canal therapy can help you. For more information about root canals and other restorative and cosmetic dental procedures call Dr. Grosso in Kissimmee, FL and serving Hunters Creek, FL today!