Dr. Jim Lassiter is a dentist in Jay, FL that offers dental implants to patients. One or more teeth can be replaced with dental implants for a long-lasting, permanent, and secure result. This restorative solution not only improves the form and function of your bite but also provides you with a more balanced smile. Whether you need one or multiple dental implants, Dr. Lassiter and his team will work with you each step of the way.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants can:
- Improve speech
- Provide no risk of slippage
- Prevent facial sagging
- Reduce the risk of gum disease
- Provide durability
- Prevent bone loss and gum recession
- Improve chewing ability
Replacing missing teeth can also prevent dental problems down the road, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Shifting teeth
- Misaligned bite
- Receding gums
- Bone loss
If you have one or more missing teeth and want to receive dental implants, call 850.203.3318.
Dental Implant Treatment
Your teeth and gums will be assessed by Dr. Lassiter prior to treatment. After a thorough exam, he will answer any treatment questions you may have and will review your budget and goals with you. He may also recommend another restorative treatment that can be secured with dental implants depending on your individual needs. Dental implants can secure dental bridges and dentures, which are used for patients who are missing multiple consecutive teeth or whole arches of teeth.
Dental implants consist of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown that are custom-fit to each patient. The process spans several months. Dr. Lassiter will begin by surgically inserting the titanium post into the space that was left behind by your lost tooth. We will need to let the post fuse to your bone tissue over a healing period of three-to-six months. The healing process is necessary and can take a shorter amount of time if you have good overall health. After this period of healing, the abutment and custom dental crown will be attached to the post. The crown is custom made-to-match, meaning that it will look like your existing teeth. Patients report beautiful results.
Dental Implant Q&A
Do dental implants hurt?
Anesthetic is used to numb the area that is being treated during the dental implant procedure. Dental implants also require a healing period of 3 to 6 months, during which they fuse with bone tissue in the jaw. You may feel some pain after the treatment, and you should call our office if your pain exceeds several days.
How long do dental implants last?
With the right dental care, dental implants can last patients for up to 20 years. scheduling regular dental cleanings in our office as well as brushing and flossing regularly can help you maintain a healthy smile.
How soon can you receive dental implants after a tooth extraction?
Sometimes dental implants can be placed in the same office visit as a tooth extraction. Typically, it will take three to six months of healing before a dental implant can be placed. However, patients should not wait too long to replace a tooth or teeth because multiple aesthetic and oral health problems can arise.
Schedule an Appointment
Call 850.203.3318 or request a consultation with Dr. Lassiter on our website.