Dental Implants – Melbourne, FL

Replacement Teeth That are Lifelike in Every Way

Dental implants in Melbourne are a modern solution for tooth loss that we recommend for patients looking for a longer lasting, more stable treatment option. Utilizing advanced techniques combined with the advantages of traditional restorations, they’re able to restore the entire structure of teeth for a lifelike look and feel. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure, give our office a call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rowley today!

Why Choose Rowley Family Dentistry for Dental Implants?

  • Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
  • Skilled & Trustworthy Dentist & Team
  • Modern, Newly Remodeled Dental Office

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed below the gumline and into the jawbone. Because titanium is a biocompatible material, they’re able to fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, providing the structure with blood flow and keeping it from deteriorating over time. Once this has occurred, a customized restoration can be attached to the implants, restoring the missing teeth.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

  • The Initial Consultation. At your initial consultation, our team will conduct an examination of your mouth and capture X-rays. This will help us create a treatment plan that we can walk you through so you know what to expect throughout the process.
  • Dental Implant Surgery. Rowley places dental implants himself, so you won’t have to worry about having to travel to go to a different provider in the middle of the treatment. He’ll make small incisions in the gumline and will place the implants into the jawbone.
  • Osseointegration & Abutment Placement. Over the course of three to six months, osseointegration will occur, where the implants will fuse with the jawbone. Once that is complete, our team will place small metal connector pieces called abutments atop the implants.
  • Attaching the Permanent Restorations. After the gums have healed around the abutments and we’ve received your customized permanent restorations, we’ll attach them to your implant posts to complete your smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a range of benefits that distinguish them from other traditional restorative treatments. Some of these include:

  • Preservation of facial structure
  • Prevention of jawbone deterioration
  • Easy maintenance
  • Lifespan of 30+ years with the proper care
  • Versatile treatment that can replace one, several, or all teeth
  • Natural looking and feeling replacement teeth
  • Improved eating and speaking abilities
  • No need for adhesives
  • Up to 80 percent restored bite power

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Some patients who are looking into getting dental implants may not be ready to go into surgery right away and could require preparatory treatment first. This is to ensure the implants fuse with the jawbone, which is crucial to the success of the entire process. During your initial consultation, our team will walk you through your treatment plan and let you know how we plan to restore your smile so you know what to expect.

Missing Single Tooth

If you’re missing a single tooth, we’ll place one dental implant below the gumline and allow it time to fuse with the jawbone. Once it has, we’ll attach a dental crown to the abutment to fill the gap in your arch.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Instead of needing to alter the structure of your natural teeth by securing a traditional bridge to them, we can place two dental implants below the gumline an either side of the gap in your smile. This will provide your restoration with a sturdy and unwavering foundation to be attached to.

Missing All of Your Teeth

To restore an entire arch of missing teeth, we can place anywhere from four to six implant posts along the row. Once fused with the jawbone, we can attach a complete denture to the implants. This will eliminate any slipping or shifting that you might experience with a traditional denture.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

We personalize every dental implant treatment we do to our patient’s individual needs, which is why there’s no singular cost attached to it. Based on factors like how many implants you need to have placed and whether you need a preparatory treatment, the price of your overall procedure can vary. Our team will provide you with a detailed estimate at your consultation and walk you through all of your payment options.