Dental implants

Dental Implants

If you have missing teeth, dental implants can be a truly life-changing solution.

At Schmitt Prosthodontics in Altamonte Springs, FL, Dr. Scott Schmitt restores dental implants with expert-level precision.

Why do patients from all over greater Orlando choose Dr. Schmitt for their tooth-replacement needs?

Real Implant Testimonials "He Made the Whole Process Very Simple."

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Kyle Treffeisen

2020

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I have to say, this is the most pleasant experience I’ve ever had at a dentist’s office. From the people in the office to Dr. Schmitt himself. He took the time to make me at ease by explaining the process and answering any questions I had. He is very knowledgeable and proficient. He was able to remove my broken abutment screw from my implant after two other dentists had failed. I would highly recommend.

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Chris Deffes

2020

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At the beginning of my 1st visit Dr.Schmitt recognized my fears and concerns regarding the process of dental implants.  However, he put to rest any anxieties that I had by coordinating the process with my oral surgeon and his office. He made the whole process very simple.  Dr.Schmitt and his nurse Jacqueline from day one showed professionalism and compassion. It was always a pleasure to go to his office. My new teeth I would say came out simply beautiful! Having dentures in the past .. I can definitely see the difference in quality and design.   I would greatly recommend Dr.Schmitt and his staff for any implants or restoration work.

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What Are Dental Implants? Dr. Schmitt Explains

Dental implants are titanium devices that look like screws. They bond with your jawbone and replace lost tooth roots. Once implants are securely in place, Dr. Schmitt can use abutments (small connector pieces) to fasten crowns, bridges, or dentures to the implants.

See What's Possible Dental Implants Before and After

Patient missing front teeth with braces
Before Implants
Patient after dental implants
After Implants
This patient's smile was repaired with dental implants.

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If you are missing natural teeth, you probably have questions about dental implants. For the answers you need, schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Schmitt in Altamonte Springs, FL. 

Dr. Schmitt focuses on making each consultation as educational as possible. He is committed to spending as much time as necessary with each individual patient, so you will not feel rushed or pressured when you visit our welcoming, peaceful office.

Many of our implant patients are referred from other dentists. However, we are happy to meet you with or without a dentist's referral.

You can request a consultation with Dr. Schmitt by filling out our online form or by calling

(407) 478-4960

Why Dental Implants?

If you have a missing tooth, your dentist probably recommended that you consider dental implants. Why? What makes implants so special? The simple answer is that implants are considered modern dentistry's best solution for tooth loss for several reasons, including:

Jawbone Support

Many patients don't realize that losing a tooth leads to jawbone atrophy. When tooth roots are not stimulating your jawbone, it begins to weaken, which creates a host of problems, including reduced bite strength, additional tooth loss, and an aged-looking appearance. Because implants replace the tooth roots, they can prevent or reverse these issues.

Long-Lasting Results

If you choose a traditional denture or bridge to replace your natural teeth, you will likely need to have that restoration refitted or replaced in a few years. However, with proper care, dental implants can remain in place for a lifetime, and implant-supported restorations require fewer adjustments than their traditional counterparts.

Natural Function and Appearance

Traditional dentures are prone to slipping out of place. But dental implants provide a stable foundation for your restoration, allowing you to chew and enunciate normally without worrying about your dentures moving. Additionally, your implant-supported restoration will closely resemble your natural teeth.

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All-on-4 Dental Implants An Expedited Solution for Complete Tooth Loss

If you are missing all of your top or bottom teeth, we may have the ideal solution for you. Dr. Schmitt can restore your smile using the innovative All-on-4® technique, in which a full denture is attached to just four dental implants.

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There are numerous benefits of the All-on-4 approach. Obviously, placing four dental implants in your jaw instead of six or more is less invasive and results in a quicker recovery. Also, because the two posterior implants will be placed at a strategic angle that maximizes contact with existing bone tissue, many patients can qualify for the treatment without the need for preparatory bone grafting. This treatment is also unique because in most cases, the implants can support a full denture immediately following placement.

If you are curious about All-on-4 dental implants, we encourage you to contact us today.

Dental Implant Timeline

As a prosthodontist, Dr. Schmitt does not conduct the surgical aspects of implant dentistry. Rather, he coordinates treatment with some of the area's best dentists and oral surgeons to ensure that patients receive expert care at every step of the process.

Dr. Schmitt will handle the creation and application of your prosthetic teeth.

From beginning to end, replacing natural teeth with dental implants can take several months. However, the secure, functional results make the treatment worth the wait.

Consultation

Visit our office in Altamonte Springs for an initial consultation. Dr. Schmitt will spend as much time as necessary to answer all your questions and thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jaw. He will likely use our advanced digital scanner to capture 3-D images of your bite. Then, he will custom-design a treatment plan that will meet your unique dental needs and result in a functional, natural-looking smile.

Preparatory Procedures

Some patients may require preparatory procedures such as tooth extractions or bone grafting before they are ready for dental implant surgery. Dr. Schmitt will carefully determine whether you need these procedures, and he will refer you to the right dental specialist if necessary.

Implant Surgery

The initial implant surgery will be conducted by a trusted oral surgeon. During the procedure, the surgeon will make small incisions in your gums. He or she will then insert the titanium implants through the incisions and into your jawbone. A temporary restoration may be placed immediately following your procedure.

Healing

After the implants are placed, your jaw will need about four months to completely heal. During this time, the bone tissue fuses with the titanium in a process called osseointegration.

Abutments

Once your implants are secure and healing is complete, you will undergo a second minor procedure to receive abutments. Abutments are small connector pieces that attach restorations to implants. After receiving abutments, a short healing period of about two weeks will be necessary so your gums can recover.

Restoration

Finally, you will be ready to receive your custom-made crown, bridge, or denture. Dr. Schmitt will design a beautiful prosthetic and attach it to your abutments at our office in Altamonte Springs, FL.

"He Exceeded My Expectations."

Dr Schmitt was recommend to me by my periodontist so I was sure he would be  good. After my first consultation I realized he was more than good. He takes so much care in preparing for your dental needs, he's sort of like an artist. All in order to provide you with the best fit for your comfort and what suits your face and bone structure. I have to say that he exceeded my expectations. I would recommend Dr Schmitt to any one... Sandra Wallace, 5-Star Google Review

The Cost of Dental Implants

The cost of dental implant treatment varies widely from case to case. A number of factors contribute to the total cost of this form of dentistry, including:

  • Number of implants: Obviously, replacing one tooth with only one implant costs less than using multiple implants for multiple teeth.
  • Type of restoration: A full denture costs more than a single crown. You may also have the opportunity to choose from different kinds of restorative materials, and some materials cost more than others.
  • Preparatory procedures: Some patients need preparatory bone grafting or other procedures, which will inflate the overall cost of treatment.

Because Schmitt Prosthodontics is a highly specialized practice that can provide exceptional results, our implant fees are higher than those of other dentists in the area. However, we offer multiple financing options to help you fit dental implants into your budget. 

For a personalized quote, schedule a consultation with Dr. Schmitt today.

C. Scott Schmitt, DMD, MS

Schmitt Prosthodontics

Our compassionate team of dental professionals is dedicated to providing you with personalized care of the highest caliber. Prosthodontist C. Scott Schmitt, DMD, MS, is affiliated with a number of professional organizations including:

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • Florida Dental Laboratory Association
  • Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

To schedule an appointment at our Altamonte Springs, FL, office, contact us online or call (407) 478-4960 today!

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"I was very pleased with the care, warmth, attention, and excellent dental care that I received at Dr. Schmitt's office. His whole team was incredible."               

- Mary S. 

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