When is Dental Implant Restoration Needed?

By: Dr. Junée F. Gardy


Dental implants are a well-known and popular choice for tooth restoration. Unlike traditional bridges or dentures, implants are anchored into the jawbone and can last for many years with proper care.

Several factors determine if implants are necessary, including the severity of the dental issue and the patient's overall oral health. Below, Dr. Junée F. Gardy explores some factors we consider before recommending implants in Naples, FL. Contact Junée F. Gardy, DDS, PA to schedule an appointment and learn more about our processes.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants replace missing teeth by anchoring artificial tooth roots into the jaw. They provide stable support for restorations, like crowns and bridges, giving your smile a natural appearance without temporary dentures or relying on neighboring teeth. Patients can speak and eat with confidence because dental implants do not slip or fall out of place.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are many reasons why our dental clinic in Naples, FL recommends dental implants, including:

  • Improved appearance: Implants and restorations feel and look like your own natural teeth. They are also designed to preserve the jawbone, preventing premature aging and sagging around the mouth.

  • Improved oral health: Implants are made of durable materials and will not decay or wear down over time. They also reduce the risk of neighboring teeth shifting around due to the empty gaps.

  • Permanence: Dental implants are the only tooth restoration option that fuses with the jawbone, becoming a part of your smile.

When are dental implants necessary?

The decision to recommend implants is determined on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Gardy has experience placing implants in individuals of all needs and backgrounds, and we work with everyone to develop a personalized treatment plan. Generally, implants are for patients who:

  • Are missing one or more teeth: Missing teeth can make it challenging to speak and eat with confidence, and they also cause neighboring teeth to shift out of place.

  • Have unhealthy teeth that cannot be restored: We often recommend implants when other tooth restoration options are not viable due to severe decay, infection, or gum disease.

  • Do not want temporary solutions: Removable dentures or bridges can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. Dental implants are longer-lasting than a temporary solution.

What happens during a dental consultation?

Our professionals at Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA will perform an exam to determine if dental implants work best in your situation. A consultation may include taking detailed images of your teeth and jawbone. We also review your medical history and current list of medications to determine your candidacy before moving forward.

How long does it take to get dental implants?

The duration of treatment depends on how many implants are being placed. Patients generally require more than one visit spaced out over several weeks or months. This is because dental implants need time to fuse with the jawbone before being topped with a restoration. We work with patients to develop a timeline that works best for their schedules and needs.

Restore your smile with implants

A missing tooth or teeth can take a toll on your appearance and oral health. If you want to restore your smile with dental implants in Naples, FL, contact Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA. Dr. Junée F. Gardy is here to guide you through the process and help you achieve the beautiful results you deserve. Call to see how we have helped others with their smile goals and learn what we can do for you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.