Dental Implants in Melbourne
Studies show that Floridians, by nature, are just as image conscious as we are health conscious. A missing tooth detracts from overall appearance and adds years to your image. But a dental implant can restore functionality, stop bone loss, and prevent the appearance of premature aging due to missing teeth.
The dental implant process begins with a small titanium screw that's placed in the jawbone during a simple oral surgery. The body accepts this alloy so well, that the bone actually grafts to the screw. After a period of healing, Dr. Richardson will place a cosmetic crown on the screw that simulates a natural tooth and blend with your surrounding teeth. Dental implants have restored youth, strength, and health to thousands of smiles.
Missing teeth affect your lifestyle, your image, and your self-esteem. Don't delay in calling Dr. Richardson at our Melbourne office for an appointment to discuss the possibilities of dental implants for you.
Implant-Supported Dentures in Melbourne, FL
Dr. Richardson has earned membership with the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics because of his advanced training in dental implants. He has also studied cosmetic dentistry, so he blends function with beauty in all procedures. To you, this means that your replacement teeth will look great and feel great.
Many denture patients suffer with slipping or loose dentures, particularly with the lower appliance. If you'd like to enjoy eating a varied diet, speaking with confidence, and freedom from messy adhesives and complex denture care routines, Dr. Richardson wants to introduce implant-supported dentures.
With this amazing technique, he can secure your denture to posts implanted solidly into the jawbone. These small dental implant posts mimic natural teeth roots, in that they create an anchor for your prosthetic. In some cases, our lab can retro-fit an existing denture with implant attachments. Other times, a new prosthetic will be fabricated.
Patients must have sufficient bone density and good oral health before dental implant placement. Dr. Richardson will review your X-rays and records to determine your candidacy for this procedure. If pre-implant procedures (like bone grafts) are necessary, he'll advise you on the best path for your situation and explain what you can expect. Your questions are welcome! The more you understand, the better decisions you'll make.
Dr. Richardson uses many styles of dental implants for denture support. He'll consult with you to determine the best solution for your unique case. He may recommend:
- Snap on dentures
- Implant bar denture
- Fixed denture
Your comfort and satisfaction are ultimately important to Dr. Richardson and our team. With spa-like amenities and a highly trained team of professionals, in our office, you'll feel comfortable, confident, and well cared for. Our Melbourne office is conveniently located on Airport Boulevard, near Melbourne Square Mall. We also serve patients in the surrounding Space Coast areas.
Our dedicated team genuinely looks forward to serving your every oral healthcare need. Send us an email or call today for a free consultation, and discover the difference our patient-centric approach can make in your next dental experience.