Dental Implants in Tallahassee FL


Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Dental Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

If you lose one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, or another cause, there is hope. Dental implants are changing the way people live! They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes.The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

Dental Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

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Dental implants are the most comfortable and permanent tooth replacement solution. They form a strong foundation for teeth and keep the jaw healthy and strong. Implants support individual replacement teeth or secure specialized dentures in place. Unlike bridges, no healthy teeth are damaged. Unlike most bridges, implants can last a lifetime. Implant-supported replacement teeth can be attractive, stable, and comfortable for almost any patient.

Evaluation

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, Dr. Colón, Dr. Dozier, Dr. Guzmán and Dr. Zellner will address your specific needs and considerations. Your questions and concerns are important to our team and we will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

We will also discuss fees and insurance at this time. There are many types of insurance plans, and coverage for implants is varied. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining any benefits to which you may be entitled.

What is Involved Dental Implant Procedure?

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. Healing time following surgery varies from person to person and is based on a variety of factors, such as the hardness of bone. In some cases, implants may be restored immediately after they are placed.

For the first three to six months following the surgery, dental implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet at this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture that will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Drs. Colón, Dozier, Guzmán and Zellner will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. After two weeks your general dentist will be able to start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants.

The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.


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What Types of Prosthesis are Available – Tallahassee, Crawfordville and Thomasville, GA?

A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by a professional.

Our physicians perform in-office dental implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip or tibia.

Drs. Colón, Dozier, Guzmán and Zellner have received extensive training in Dental Implantology. Through continuing education, we are abreast of the most current information on implant dentistry, such as TEETH-IN-AN-HOUR™.

Periodontal Associates of North Florida

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I am very happy and satisfied with my experience with Dr. Colón and the team at Periodontal Associates of North Florida. I cracked two molars and needed implants to replace them. Dr. Colón was highly recommended by my primary care dentist (Dr. Dransfield at Red Hills Dental Associates) and deservedly so. Dr Colón explained everything about the procedure, answered all my questions, and did an outstanding job installing the posts and designing teeth that are just like my original molars -- except a lot prettier. Having my teeth back again has been a real life-changer.

- Sharon K

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Perfectly satisfied. Dr. Colon is great.

- John C

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Dr. Colon and staff were warm, caring, and informative. The office was very clean and comfortable.

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First visit, very well run organization. Everyone very friendly and polite.

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Periodontal Associates of North Florida is a state of the art practice. I have been coming to this practice for two years and have never had any pain or discomfort during or after any procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Colon, he is excellent!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The staff is professional, caring and accommodating. They are with you and educating you every step of the way. Comfort care amenities are a priority! The office is impeccably clean. I travel two hours for services at this practice!

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I was extremely impressed with the service and care I received. Other practices never was so thorough and with careful attention to detail. They made my visit painstaking!

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This was my first appointment and I was very impressed. The facility is amazing, the staff helpful and courteous, the doctors personable and knowledgeable. My appointment started on time (a big plus for me) and, due to the efficiency of everyone I dealt with, I felt my time was well spent. My procedure was thoroughly explained and I felt comfortable asking questions. I left knowing that I'm in good hands and feeling much better about my next appointment.

- Leslie L

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Totally professional staff. Beautiful office! Calming setting. Sweet staff put you at ease- explaining every step. Warm blankets, pillows, and soft soothing music. Dr. Colon and staff are FANTASTIC!!

- Marilyn B

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I’ve been a patient here since 2018 and continue to be impressed by the kindness and professionalism of every person I’ve encountered. First of all, when you call, you don’t get put in an automated 40-minute queue. Instead, the phone is actually answered promptly by a friendly and helpful receptionist (Katherine is one of them). Staff (Shayla comes to mind) are attentive, compassionate and skilled. The periodontists themselves are not the usual assortment of abrupt, I-don’t-really-have-time-for-you, medical & dental professionals. At PA, the periodontists genuinely seem to care about your comfort, your concerns, and of course, the quality of their work. (Dr. Guzman!) I don’t often write reviews but in my opinion, the PA team is worthy of my kudos and unreserved recommendation.

- Terry H

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