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Dental Implants in Winter Haven, FL

If you want tooth replacements that look and feel like your natural teeth, dental implants may be right for you. We want you to be able to enjoy your dream smile for decades. While dental bridges need to be replaced every 10-20 years and dentures need to be removed every night, your dental implants could last the rest of your life with proper care and maintenance. 

Our expert restorative dentist in Winter Haven can design and implant your tooth replacements with care and precision. Thanks to our high quality of care, our patients enjoy a higher likelihood of success, easier recoveries, and longer-lasting smiles. 

What Is the Dental Implants Procedure Like?

To begin, our dentist and dental hygienists will get a thorough picture of your dental and oral health. We will use X-rays and scanners to determine any areas of need, such as gum disease and tooth decay. Before we can begin the implant process, we will need to make sure all of these health concerns are addressed.

Your bones must be strong and dense enough to support an implant, so if there isn’t enough bone tissue, we may graft weakened bone with bone tissue to help it regrow. Bone grafting should be performed by a periodontist. Thankfully, our on-site periodontist is qualified to perform this procedure.

Once you’re cleared for implants, the process will go something like this:

  • More than likely, you will choose which type of sedation you’d like to make you comfortable during the surgery.
  • Next, your dentist will create an incision and place the implant post, which is typically made of titanium or zirconia. These posts extend into the jaw bone for stability.
  • Over the next 3 to 6 months, we will monitor your healing and treat any developing problems. Your gums should recover relatively quickly, however, the bone will need time to integrate with the post to create a strong hold.
  • Next, we will place the abutment (a tiny piece of metal that connects your dental crown to the implant post. Some people prefer to do this during their first surgical appointment as the gums will have to be re-opened for this step.
  • Finally, the posts and abutment have healed and it’s time to place your dental crowns. The crowns can be permanently affixed to the abutment, or they can be removable (snap-on dentures).

How Do I Maintain Teeth Implants?


While implants require a little more care and maintenance than something like dentures, they’re still relatively low-maintenance. All you need to do is pay close attention to your tooth and gum health, as usual. Some special considerations for your implants include:

  • Using implant-safe toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Flossing around the tooth close to the gums to prevent peri-implantitis
  • Regular maintenance for your remaining natural teeth, including twice-daily brushing and once-daily flossing
  • Routine visits to your dentist to assess the health of your implants
  • Avoiding cigarettes and vapes

The healthier your gums, the higher the likelihood of success for your implants. A lot of behaviors go into creating a healthy environment for your teeth, so we’d be happy to give you more information on risky choices and positive habits.

Ready to Enjoy Permanent, Strong, and Beautiful Tooth Replacements? Call Today.

If you’re looking for affordable dental implants in Winter Haven, Dream Dental has you covered.

We accept most insurance options and offer financing to increase accessibility for necessary dental care like tooth replacements. We know that these procedures can be intimidating, even nerve-wracking for certain patients, so we also strive to create a warm and welcoming environment through the work of our trusted professionals.

We are fluent in Spanish and offer disability accommodations. So, ready to book? You can schedule online or call 863-508-2565 today.