State of the Art Dental Implants in Fort Myers
Missing Teeth? Loose or Broken-Down Teeth?
Helping patients with broken-down or missing teeth and patients who are sick of loose, uncomfortable dentures, is all in a day’s work for Dr. Reyes-Viruet. As an experienced dental implantologist, she can help you, whether you need a single tooth replaced or a whole arch. Dr. Reyes-Viruet believes that dental implants are the most natural-looking and natural-acting teeth replacement option available today. They affect only the teeth that need to be replaced, unlike dental bridges and partial dentures, which require the alteration of surrounding teeth for support.
Experienced Implant Specialist
Dr. Reyes-Viruet has helped hundreds of patients receive beautiful and fully functional new teeth using dental implants. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a certification requiring rigorous study and examination in gum and bone treatment and implant dentistry. In addition to her specialist training, she attended bone reconstruction courses at the renowned Urban Regeneration Institute in Hungary, giving her an even further understanding of how best to place dental implants that are stable and lasting. Her education and training make her an expert in dental implant surgery, allowing her to handle even the most complicated cases.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth root that supports a crown, bridge or denture. It can be used to replace a single tooth as well as multiple teeth. Although typically made of titanium, Dr. Reyes-Viruet is also able to place implants made of zirconium, a very strong dental ceramic.
High-Tech 3D Planning
Dental implant treatment starts with Dr. Reyes-Viruet capturing detailed 360-degree images of the teeth, gums, bone, nerves and sinuses using her 3D cone beam CT scanner. The images are relayed to specialized software that enables her to study your anatomy and map out the best location in which to place each implant. Her careful planning and use of modern technology help ensure the procedure will be fast, precise and comfortable.
Beautiful New Teeth
Dr. Reyes-Viruet works with your dentist or refers you to one of her trusted colleagues to complete the final restoration (crown, bridge or denture). She works with a network of dentists who do very beautiful work and she is certain of their work and quality.
To allow the implants to heal properly, patients are given attractive temporary teeth after the implants have been placed.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
Look, act and feel like natural teeth. People usually do not notice any difference.
Are the strongest and longest-lasting replacements for missing or unsavable teeth.
Let you talk and chew just like with natural teeth.
Don’t require alteration to the structure of adjacent teeth.
Preserve bone in the jaw and prevent the unattractive facial sagging and loss of structure that occurs over time with dentures.
Why Go to a Periodontist for Implants?
As part of their specialist education, periodontists receive extensive training in all aspects of implant placement. Over time, a periodontist completes many different types of dental implant cases and runs across many kinds of oral health situations. As a result, patients can expect the following:
Better long-term success rates
Competence in treating complex cases
The ability to provide gum and gone grafting when necessary
Reduced risk of implant failure
Quick and efficient treatment, which equals shorter time in the chair, faster healing time and less discomfort
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants
Is there any pain?
Patients report they were surprised at how little discomfort they experienced during and after getting an implant. They often return to work and daily activities the next day.
How long can implants last?
With proper care, implants have been shown to last for over 40 years. A dental implant’s lifespan is generally greater than that of a traditional dental bridge or dentures, making implants a more economical long-term investment.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Almost everyone who is in general good health can receive implants. Some people may have been told they don’t have enough bone for implants, but with modern technology and advanced bone grafting techniques, Dr. Reyes-Viruet is able to place implants for nearly every patient.