Using the highest quality implants and technology, Dr. Gilleland and our Port Charlotte dental team can restore your oral health to proper function with an aesthetic result.
What is a dental implant?
An implant is a titanium-threaded post that is placed in the jawbone to replace missing or lost teeth, or to help stabilize dentures. Affixed to the titanium post is a porcelain replacement tooth, which blends seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.
Implants can be a replacement for a single tooth or placed to retain a denture or partial. It can restore your bite and preserve your existing bone structure. If you’re missing a single tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, you may be able to benefit from dental implants.
Implants vs. Bridges
Implants are placed in either the upper or lower jaw where teeth are missing and bone levels are adequate. Implants do not decay and they do not move. They also don’t rely on adjacent teeth for support like bridges do. Bridges are cemented to existing teeth to fill in missing teeth areas. Even with good oral hygiene, a bridge’s anchor teeth can decay. With proper homecare and regular visits to our Port Charlotte dental office, your implant can last a lifetime!
Implants with Dr. Gilleland
Dr. Gilleland has more than 20 years of experience placing and restoring implants and is a member of the International Congress of Implantology. His experience and dedication to your comfort makes our office a great place to restore the function and beauty of your smile.
Replacing a missing tooth with an implant can restore more than just your smile; it can restore your confidence as well. Ask Dr. Gilleland if dental implants are right for your oral health during your initial consultation!