If missing teeth are causing you to hide your smile, there is a solution. Whether you’ve lost a tooth due to injury or disease, suffer from extensive tooth decay, or have shifting teeth, Art of Smiles – Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D can help. We offer state-of-the-art dental implants in Vero Beach, FL, as well as dental crowns, bridges, and overdentures.
What Are Dental Implants?
When you lose a tooth, a dental implant restores the area by serving as the root. These titanium rods surgically attach to the jawbone, where they naturally fuse over time. You may benefit from dental implants if:
- You have one or more missing teeth
- Your jaw is fully-grown & your gum tissue is healthy
- You don’t want to wear dentures or full dental bridges
Those suffering from severe tooth decay can also benefit from dental implants. Patients don’t always exhibit signs of tooth decay, so it’s important to undergo routine dental cleanings and examinations every six months. Depending on the extent of the damage or disease, some patients may require tooth extraction, bone grafting, or periodontal treatment prior to the procedure.
Reliable, Restorative Solutions
Once a dental implant is in place, there are a couple of excellent treatment options that our team can explore with you. For individual implants, we cover them with dental crowns and restore the appearance and function of your teeth. For multiple missing adjacent teeth, we can restore your smile with dental bridges. We also offer overdentures that fit over dental implants.
- Implant Crowns
- Implant Bridges
- Implant Overdentures
Feel Comfortable & Confident in Your Treatment Plan
At Art of Smiles – Norman D. Knowles, D.M.D, we understand that many patients can feel nervous before an implant procedure. We offer sedation services, including local anesthesia, IV sedation, and nitrous oxide, to maximize your comfort and ease before and during the procedure.
If you have other cosmetic concerns regarding your smile, we offer other restorative dental treatments, including teeth whitening, dental veneers, and tooth bonding.
What Our Patients Are Saying
“I always feel welcome the minute I walk into this office. The receptionist always has a smile when she greets me, and I'm almost always greeted by name. Dr. Knowles himself is wonderful, very gentle and takes his time to make sure that you are comfortable throughout your entire visit.”
– Tiffany W.