Maitland is one of the oldest incorporated communities in Central Florida. It includes a historical section that reflects its nineteenth-century origins as well as popular lakeside parks. It’s both a vacation destination and an ideal choice for homeowners in the greater Orlando area.
Altamonte Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry offers a variety of dental services to Maitland residents, delivered by a team of highly-skilled, dedicated and caring professionals. Those looking for dental implants can be confident that the Altamonte staff, which includes some of the most experienced and respected implant specialists in Florida, can produce results that meet or exceed their expectations.
Losing a tooth, or watching as a tooth gradually becomes more and more unhealthy over time can be accompanied by a disconcerting sense of finality. It’s easy to feel as if something has gone wrong that can never really be repaired.
This uneasy feeling can be especially hard to escape. Any time you look in a mirror, or see your reflection, or open your mouth to speak, you’re reminded that you have a problem.
Have you hesitated to take action? Perhaps you’ve had friends who have had replacements that did not look natural, or that gave them problems. Or perhaps you have not had an opportunity to discover the truly exciting outcomes that modern dentistry can achieve.
The most important thing for you to know is this: you have more options than ever, and it really is possible for you to regain a healthy, natural smile.
You may have lost one or more teeth. That does not mean that you have to spend the rest of your life struggling with a dental appliance that is uncomfortable, a bad match for your remaining teeth, or an impediment to speech and eating.
Until the day comes that biological engineers have developed and perfected a way to grow new teeth – a day that is not currently in sight – dental implants will remain the gold standard for tooth replacement. A dental implant is surgically fixed to your jawbone, giving it the stability of a natural tooth.
Your new tooth can be matched in size, shape and color to your existing teeth. You can care for it in the same way you care for other teeth.
You won’t have to take anything in or out, or have any concerns about something shifting and making eating or speaking more difficult. Implants are as far from the dentures available to past generations as a smart phone is from a letter.
Several implant procedures are available from Altamonte Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry. The best option for your dental implants will depend on your specific situation. An examination and consultation will help you understand which approach will lead to your desired outcome.
For patients who have lost a tooth due to injury or extraction, this is the recommended procedure. It enables you to preserve the adjacent teeth as they are, rather than using them to anchor a bridge. A titanium post is surgically inserted in your jaw, and your replacement tooth is attached to it. If the tooth being replaced needs to be extracted, it may be possible to complete the extraction and post placement in one surgery.
Over 35 million Americans are missing all of the teeth on their upper or lower jaw. The “All-On-4” implant offers them a solution that offers true stability and longevity, with a completely natural look, feel, and function.
This procedure derives its name from the fact that four posts are inserted into the lower or upper jaw to serve as support for an arch of teeth that covers the entire jaw. Eventually, the posts fuse with the jawbone. In addition to providing the stability of natural teeth, this implant can also prevent bone loss in the future.
Mini implants are about half the size of traditional implants. These may be recommended in the event that you do not have enough bone density in your jaw to support a larger implant. They offer an excellent way to provide stability to dentures or partial dentures, snapping to sockets on the inside of the denture. This helps patients avoid unwanted movement, dentures popping out, or the need to use unpleasant adhesives.
If you’ve made the decision to invest in implants, you have a right to expect a result that that is natural looking, comfortable and long-lasting. While implant technology has the potential to provide all of these things to you, the final results depend on the skill of the surgeon.
The dentists at Altamonte are highly trained in tooth replacement and implant procedures and bring a unique combination of technical proficiency, experience and aesthetic judgement to their work.
Dr. Atila Miranda is a prosthodontist, a specialist in restoring and replacing teeth that are damaged. A dentist can only be certified in this specialty by completing three years of post-graduate training after receiving a DDS degree.
By studying and applying advanced techniques for precise implant placement and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Miranda has gained the skills necessary to ensure the best possible outcomes from dental implants.
Dr. Miranda’s partner, Dr. Don Preble, is a respected implant specialist with more than 40 years of experience. His post-graduate training focused on implant dentistry, and over the years he has mentored many leading practitioners of implant dentistry.
Dr. Preble is a Diplomate of the American Board of Implantology/Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He is the founder and president of the Central Florida Dental Implant Study Group.
The best way to discover how dental implants can help you achieve the healthy, natural smile that you want is to schedule a consultation at Altamonte Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry.
You’ll discover a caring, expert team that has the insight and experience to fully evaluate your situation and formulate a treatment plan that will ensure your dental health now and into the future.