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By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
May 17, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures

Having a damaged or missing tooth may make you feel embarrassed to show off your smile but there is a solution out there for you. Mini dental implants are a minimally invasive and durable tooth replacement that can complete your smile and restore function in your mouth. Dr. Ilya Freyman in Longwood, FL, is here to answer any questions you may have and tell you how mini dental implants can improve your smile.

What Are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini dental implants from your dentist in Longwood, FL, are extremely similar to regular dental implants but are less invasive. If you aren’t able to have surgery for whatever reasons, mini dental implants may be the tooth replacement option for you. Mini dental implants have the same component structure as regular implants, just using a smaller screw to fuse into the gums. The implant is then covered by a dental crown to help complete your smile with a natural look. The crown is customized and can be color-matched to the rest of your teeth, which helps it to completely blend in.

Mini dental implants just require a small hole to be drilled and treatment time is quick and easy. Mini dental implants only take one appointment, and your smile will be complete in no time at all. They are durable and can help restore any biting or chewing function that you’ve lost with your missing or damaged tooth. You’ll no longer be embarrassed about showing off your smile once you replace your missing tooth with a mini dental implant.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

If you have a missing or severely damaged tooth, it may be time for you to talk to your dentist about mini dental implants and how they can restore your smile. Contact Dr. Ilya V. Freyman in Longwood, FL, today at (407) 260-0224.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
March 08, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Learn more about how implants can function just like real teeth.

There are many reasons why people are turning to dental implants to replace their missing teeth. After all, implants offer an amazing and impressive array of benefits. Our Longwood, FL, dentist Dr. Ilya Freyman has been dedicating years to helping patients restore and rebuild their smiles after tooth loss. Dr. Freyman has placed countless dental implants, ensuring that patients get gorgeous false teeth that look just like the real thing. Contemplating getting dental implants? Here’s what you should know,

Implants Can Last a Lifetime

Are you looking for a tooth replacement option that you will have for many years to come with minimal replacement needs? If so, then dental implants may be the best option for you. This false tooth replaces the entire tooth from the roots to the crown and is made from durable material that can last decades.

The implant itself is a small titanium post that acts just like tooth roots (even though it doesn’t look like real tooth roots) and is placed directly into the jawbone. With good oral care, the implant itself may never need to be replaced. We’ll only need to replace the dental crown every 10-15 years, which is an easy process.

You Need Good Hygiene

One of the many benefits of implants is that you don’t need to practice any kind of unique dental care to maintain implants. They don’t require special products to keep them clean. Simply treat them like you would your natural teeth by brushing twice a day and flossing daily and this should remove plaque and food from around your implant to keep them healthy.

So, while you won’t need to remove your implant and soak them overnight in a special solution it’s still important that you practice good hygiene with your new tooth to keep plaque and tartar at bay.

Support Your Current Set of False Teeth

Even if you just got your complete set of dentures this doesn’t mean that you can’t consider dental implants now or in the future. Dental implants are designed to replace anywhere from one to all of your teeth and can even be used to anchor your dentures into place.

If you find that your false teeth are moving or shifting around a little more than you would like while talking or chewing, getting dental implants from our Longwood, FL, dental team can prevent this common issue from happening.

Dental implants are truly the next best thing to real teeth. If you are looking for a lifelong solution to tooth loss, it may be time to talk with our Longwood, FL, dentist Dr. Freyman about dental implants. Call us today at (407) 260-0224 to schedule a consultation

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
April 14, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Do you have a gap in your smile due to tooth loss? If so, dental implants offered by your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, can restore your lost teeth and improve your smile.

Dental implants offer a long-lasting restoration option

Dental implants rebuild your lost teeth starting with the roots. During minor oral surgery in Longwood, tiny titanium posts are implanted in your jawbone. These posts soon begin to bond to your jawbone and become a permanent part of your jawbone. The posts will serve as the roots for your new teeth and may never need to be replaced.

In most cases, it takes about three to six months for your titanium implants to fully bond to your jawbone. Bonding is essential because it ensures that your implants are just as strong as the natural roots they replace.

After bonding occurs, your dentist connects dental crowns to the tops of the implants using tiny screws. Dental crowns are synthetic restorations that look just like the visible part of your teeth. They're made from an impression of your mouth to ensure a completely natural appearance.

Implants offer several smile-enhancing benefits

Thanks to your new dental implants, you'll be glad to share your smile with the world once again. In addition to improving your self-esteem and confidence, implants also offer a few other advantages.

For instance, with implants, your jawbone will stay strong and healthy due to the constant stimulation that these restorations produce. Without them, tooth loss can cause jawbone resorption and shrinkage. Resorption can cause facial sagging and may even loosen your other teeth.

Implants also prevent your teeth from changing position due to the gaps in your smile. Drifting teeth can affect your bite, alter the appearance of your smile, and make it more difficult to remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth.

Need treatment? Give us a call

Make your smile whole again with dental implants! Call your dentist in Longwood, FL, Dr. Freyman, at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
May 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants are an excellent option if you're troubled by missing teeth. The implants fill the gaps in your smile, make chewing easier Dental-Implantand can even help you protect your oral health. Your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, offers implants and other services and procedures that help you maintain a healthy, attractive smile.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are synthetic posts placed in your jawbone during minor oral surgery. The posts are made of titanium, a metal that bonds to bone in just a few months. Implants serve as roots for your new teeth and must be securely bonded before your dentist can proceed with the next step.

As soon as bonding occurs, your Longwood dentist makes an impression of your mouth that will be used to create dental crowns. Dental crowns are made of porcelain, ceramic or resin and look just like the parts of the teeth that are visible above your gums. They're attached to the tops of the implants and are the final step in the restoration of your tooth.

Is implant surgery painful?

You'll receive a local anesthetic prior to the procedure to ensure that you don't feel a thing. You may experience a little pain or discomfort for the next several days, but over-the-counter pain relievers will help you feel much better.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer several advantages, including:

  • Comfort: Your new tooth will feel just like your natural teeth.
  • Biting Power: Because your crowns are anchored to your implants, your biting power won't be reduced.
  • Improved Appearance: Implants fill the gaps in your mouth and prevent your teeth from shifting, which can be an issue after you lose a tooth.
  • Better Oral Health: Shifting teeth may overlap, making it hard to remove cavity-causing plaque from your teeth. Implants also stimulate your jawbone and keep it from shrinking. Shrinking is a common problem after tooth loss, particularly if you've lost several teeth. It can cause you to eventually lose other teeth and may be a factor in facial sagging.

Are you ready to improve your smile with dental implants? Call your Longwood, FL, dentist, Dr. Ilya Freyman, at (407) 260-0224 to schedule an appointment.

By Ilya V. Freyman, DMD
June 20, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

You’ve invested quite a bit in your new dental implants. And it truly is an investment: because of implants’ potential longevity, their long-term costs could actually be lower than other restorations whose upfront costs might be less.

But to better ensure their longevity, you’ll need to keep your implants and the natural tissues supporting them clean of bacterial plaque, a sticky biofilm that can cause periodontal (gum) disease. Although the implant itself is unaffected by disease, the natural tissues around it can be.  An infection could ultimately weaken the bone supporting the implant and lead to its failure.

Such an infection involving implants could advance rapidly because they don’t have the natural defenses of the original teeth. Our natural teeth are connected to the jaw through the periodontal ligament, a collagen network that attaches to both the teeth and the bone through tiny tissue fibers. This connection also provides access to antibodies produced by the body to fight infection.

By contrast, we place implants directly into the jawbone. While this creates a very secure attachment, the implant won’t have the same connection as teeth with the body’s immune system. That means any infection that develops in surrounding tissues can spread much more rapidly—and so must be dealt with promptly.

Treating this particular form of gum disease (known as peri-implantitis) is similar to infections with natural teeth and gums, with one important difference involving the tools we use to remove plaque from them. While natural teeth can handle metal scalers and curettes, these can create microscopic scratches in the porcelain and metal surfaces of an implant and create havens for further bacterial growth. Instead, we use instruments made of plastic or resin that won’t scratch, as well as ultrasonic equipment to vibrate plaque loose.

To avoid an infection, it’s important that you brush your implants and surrounding tissues just like you would your natural teeth (be sure you use a soft-bristled brush). And keep up regular dental visits for thorough cleanings and checkups to stay ahead of any developing gum infection. Maintaining your dentures will help ensure they continue to brighten your smile for a long time.

If you would like more information on dental implants, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Dental Implant Maintenance: Implant Teeth Must be Cleaned Differently.”