Dental Implants

Implant Dentist Providing Tooth Replacement Services

No one wants to live with an incomplete smile due to a missing tooth or teeth, but dentures and partials can be a nuisance. Dental implants are a durable alternative to bridges, partials, and full dentures. Plus, they are permanently secured to your jawbone enabling dental implants to look and function just like your natural teeth. Dr. Peterson can also place dental implants to anchor bridges, partials, or full dentures.

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Dental Implant Procedure

Before Dr. Peterson determines whether you’re a candidate for dental implants, we will need to conduct a thorough evaluation of your gums, jawbone, and existing teeth. In order to secure the dental implant, we will refer you to a licensed oral surgeon who will fix a titanium post into your jawbone for each missing tooth or for the restorations that will anchor your bridge or denture. Then the implant takes a “natural” course, as the bone fuses with the titanium post, creating a stable foundation for your new restoration. After your dental implant is secure, Dr. Peterson will fasten a permanent, porcelain crown to each post.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Neglecting to replace missing teeth can cause a multitude of complications, including the eventual loss of up to 20% of adjacent teeth. Missing teeth also enable remaining teeth to move, causing additional problems, such as gaps between teeth, bite collapse, difficulty chewing, and TMJ pain. Missing teeth also leave patients more susceptible to gum disease, which can become a life-threatening health condition.

Excellent dental care for distinctive smiles. Call today to schedule your appointment with cosmetic and general family dentist Dr. Matthew Peterson. Our practice is conveniently located in Midtown Sarasota, just down the road from Riverview High School. We serve patients from Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton, and surrounding communities with personalized care for stunning smiles.