Dental implants

Dental Implants

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

They can completely revitalize your smile — and your confidence.

Begin the journey at Schmitt Prosthodontics in Altamonte Springs, FL, with Dr. Scott Schmitt.

Highly Recommended Dental Work

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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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Marc Stevens

July 17, 2019

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If you need any type of cosmetic dentistry work done, Dr. Schmitt is who you need to see. He is incredibly meticulous, precise, and intent on making sure his work is done right. Dr. Schmitt is attentive to ensure you're comfortable and not experiencing any pain. Jacqueline, his assistant, is just wonderful. She and Dr. Schmitt work great together like a well-oiled machine. Highly recommend his practice!

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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 in your jaw, 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

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Before Implants
Patient after dental implants
After Implants
Following orthodontic treatment, we completed this patient's smile with two implant-supported anterior teeth. The result is a smile that is properly aligned, complete, attractive, and completely natural-looking.

Informative Consultations Request Yours Today

If you are missing natural teeth, you probably have questions about dental implants. For the answers you need, request a consultation with Dr. Scott Schmitt of Schmitt Prosthodontics 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.

We welcome patients from throughout Greater Orlando. 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.

"He more than exceeded my expectations." Patients Recommend Dr. Schmitt!

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Sandra Wallace

2020

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Dr. Schmitt...takes so much care in preparing for your dental needs...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 anyone.

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Pamela Leventer

2021

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From the first phone call with the office staff to the advanced treatments provided by Dr. Schmitt and his team, it is apparent that they are determined to exceed patients' expectations. As someone who has experienced the pain, fear and embarrassment of dental health issues, I could not be more optimistic.

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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 of Schmitt Prosthodontics in Altamonte Springs, FL, 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 Schmitt Prosthodontics in Altamonte Springs or Mount Dora, FL, 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 3D 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. They 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 Schmitt Prosthodontics in Altamonte Springs or Mount Dora, FL.

Love Your Smile Again With Dental Implants From Schmitt Prosthodontics

If you have missing or damaged teeth, you may find it hard to smile, talk, or eat with confidence. Fortunately, Dr. Scott Schmitt can restore beauty and functionality to your smile with dental implants and restorations.

Whether you need to replace one tooth or several teeth, dental implants can support a variety of tooth restoration options. After you receive dental implants, we can choose a restoration based on your needs to restore your teeth above the gumline. Our restorations are created to be indistinguishable from natural teeth in both look and function.

We do everything we can to make this procedure affordable by offering financing options and accepting insurance.

Excited to begin your journey? Have a few questions first? Reach out to our Altamonte Springs-area offices online or call:

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As a prosthodontist, Dr. Schmitt has an additional three years of specialized training. Visit him in Altamonte Springs or Mount Dora.

"Professionalism at its finest." Hear What Altamonte Patients Are Saying About Dr. Schmitt

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Ruby Paredes

2022

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The entire staff is professional, caring, And pleasant ! Dr. Schmitt is an absolute Sweetheart, well mannered, does excellent precise work, and has a gentle hand, his work speaks for itself. Dr. Schmitt thank you for the loving care You put in the work you do to help others. I am very greatful to you!

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Gloria Sweeney

2022

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At Schmitt Prosthodontics, I have experienced professionalism at its finest, great atmosphere and prompt service. Dr. Schmitt made me feel at ease with a comprehensive plan of treatment and for the first time, I am excited about moving forward.

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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 can be attached to just four dental implants, often without the need for preparatory procedures like bone grafting.

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All-on-4 Versus Traditional Implants

Traditional Implants All-on-4
Number of Implants 6 to 8 4
Preparation Patients often need bone grafting Less likely to require bone grafting
Time Needed Until Implants Can Support a Denture 4 to 6 Months Can support dentures right away

For many denture wearers, All-on-4 is a faster track to a beautifully rehabilitated smile. Because the two posterior implants are placed at an angle, they achieve greater contact with remaining bone tissue than traditional implants, which allows many patients to forgo bone grafting. Meanwhile, All-on-4 is usually able to support a full denture immediately following placement, so you can begin experiencing the benefits of an implant-supported denture right away.

Which Type of Implant Is Right for Me?

No two patients have the same needs, which is why we are glad to offer both traditional and All-on-4 implants. During a private consultation, we can determine which of these solutions will ultimately provide you with the greatest satisfaction.

In either case, Dr. Schmitt serving Altamonte Springs, FL, can help you achieve a smile that is complete, functional, and attractive. Don't suffer from the frustration of missing teeth any longer. Request your consultation online or call:

(407) 478-4960

Giving Patients Peace of Mind: Dr. Schmitt Offers Individualized Care

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Dr. Schmitt believes in putting his full focus on the patients he helps. When it comes time for you to sit in the dentist's chair, Dr. Schmitt will turn his complete attention toward you. This patient-first philosophy is the cornerstone of his Altamonte Springs and Mount Dora offices — and he is here when you need him.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Now that we've covered how titanium dental implants work and the options you can choose, let's take a closer look at how implants can benefit you:

Improved Confidence

When you don't feel proud of your teeth, you likely don't smile often. With your dental implants—and your implant-supported bridge, denture, or dental crown — that will all change.

Eat What You Want

If you have lost a tooth or have been wearing traditional dentures, you likely have struggled to eat normally. Once your implants have been placed and we've fitted your crown, bridge, or denture, you can return to eating the foods you love.

Speak Clearly

Enunciation can be difficult and frustrating when you are missing one or more teeth. Unsteady traditional dentures can also contribute to compromised speech. With dental implants, you can experience the confidence that comes with being able to speak clearly.

"One of the best!" Here's Why Patients Choose Schmitt Prosthodontics in Altamonte Springs, FL!

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Diane A.

2020

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Dr. Schmitt is one of the most gentle doctors I have had work on my teeth. He explains everything and is very concerned about your well-being during the procedure. I highly recommend him, especially if you're afraid or hesitant to have dental work done.

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Heidi Todd

2020

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Dr Schmitt is one of the best! Gentle, kind, patient and extremely good at his craft. Because of his expertise and attention to detail, I am pain-free and get many compliments on my smile. I highly recommend this practice.

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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 in Altamonte, FL, 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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