Artistic Dental Associates is the trusted
family dentist of Lakeland, FL. Dr. Kulwant
S. Bedi, M.S.,D.M.D. has over 30 years of experience in Dental
Implants. Our friendly, professional staff treats all patients
with care, compassion and honesty. At our office we work
to make the patient as comfortable as possible and give
them the very best smile possible.
With nearly 40 million
Americans having lost some or all of their teeth, dental
implants are a ideal option for replacing those lost
teeth. Implants will help you regain
confidence in your smile and they feels and function
like like natural teeth. They are an alternative to
bridges, partials or dentures. A dental implant is a
small man-made titanium fixture that serves as the
replacement for the root portion of a missing natural
tooth. The implant is placed in the bone of the upper or
lower jaw and allowed to bond with the bone and serve as
an anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can
be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing
teeth. Implant supported replacement teeth look, feel
and function like natural teeth. Dental implants are a
proven restorative option with a long clinical history.
Dental implants preserve the integrity of the facial
structure and reduce the inconvenience associated with
- No worrying about dentures falling out - a stable
foundation. No loose dentures. No gooey denture
- Improves speech and biting pressure. Eliminates
- Insufficient teeth amount or jaw structure for
other type of replacements.
- Restores proper chewing ability which leads to a
better diet and improved overall health.
- They look and feel like your natural teeth.
your self-confidence when talking and smiling.
candidate for dental implants
Anyone who is missing one or
more of their teeth due to injury, disease, or decay may
be a candidate for dental implants. If one or a few
teeth are missing, dental implants in conjunction with a
crown or bridge can replace those teeth without loosing
more bone. If all or most of your teeth are missing, the
dental implants may be placed to replace a loose fitting
full or partial denture. Adequate bone in your jaw is
needed to support the implants along with healthy gum
tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
Occasionally, older patients express concern that their
age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits that
dental implants offer. However, health is more of a
determining factor than age. If you're healthy enough to
have a tooth extracted, you're probably healthy enough
to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may
contraindicate implant treatment. Your dentist will
determine if you are a candidate for dental implants
after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical
Associated with Implants
Complications are rare with implant
procedures. When infections or other complications
occur, medication or surgical intervention may be used
to treat it. Oral surgery may incur damaging of the
nerve that control sensation. Such complication is
rare and may be temporary or permanent. In addition,
there is risk of bleeding, swelling, bruising,
infections, discomfort, cosmetic problems and damage to
other natural teeth. Ask us to provide more information
about the risks involved with this procedure.
Implants placement does require several steps over a period
of time ranging from 3 months to over 1 year depending
on your specific needs. Here are the steps followed for
1. The first step is the placement of the titanium implant.
The implant will remain covered underneath the gum for
approximately 3-6 months or more. During this time, the
implant should fuse to the bone.
2. The second step of the procedure involves uncovering the
implant and attaching a post. This completes the
foundation of which your new tooth will be placed.
3. The final step is the placement of your new tooth by your
dentist. With techniques that ensure optimal size,
shape, color and fit, this replacement tooth should
blend with your remaining teeth.
Caring for your Implants
Your implants will require some special care when
brushing and flossing (use of floss threader) to help
you keep the plaque off and prevent lost of implants.
Artistic Dental Associates today at
(813) 780-1403 to make an appointment.