Intro to Dental Implants


Intro to Dental Implants  Dental Implants vs Dentures  Single Missing Tooth  Multiple Missing Teeth 



People experience missing teeth for a variety of reasons – periodontal disease, accidents and tooth decay to name a few. Missing teeth affects 70 percent of adults by the time they are 44 years old. In fact, 25 percent of adults are missing all of their natural teeth by age 74.

If you’re thinking about dental implants in Jacksonville for missing teeth, be sure to talk with Dr. Aguila. He has extensive training in implantology and uses HYBRIDGE® dental implants to replace missing teeth. His continuing education also keeps him ahead of the curve in implant dentistry and dental implants in Jacksonville.

Dental Implants in Jacksonville, FL: Improvement to Replacing Missing Teeth

More patients prefer dental implants to replace missing teeth instead of traditional dentures and fixed bridges. That’s because while regular dentures do address missing teeth, they also create problems:

  • Bone loss. Dentures sit on the gum line and eventually cause jaw bone loss and sagging face muscles, which takes away the support that dentures need for stability.
  • Weakened teeth. Dental bridges are attached to existing teeth (abutments) for support. However, abutments must be grinded down to accommodate the dental bridge, robbing them of their natural strength.
  • Noisy sounds. Dentures will eventually slip and make clicking noises, which can make eating and speaking just as embarrassing and challenging as having missing teeth!

If you have missing teeth, a visit with Dr. Aguila for dental implants in Jacksonville eliminates those worries. Dental implants are also a good choice for reinforcing or replacing old bridges and dentures.


Dental implants in Jacksonville are best for replacing missing teeth because:

  • •They act like real teeth and roots to stimulate the bone, which keeps it thriving and healthy, unlike ordinary dentures and bridges, which never touch the bone and can even destroy it.
  • •Dental implants are made with titanium, which is easily absorbed by the body and melds really well to your jaw bone (osseointegration). Titanium also resists tooth decay.
  • •They’re tough – dental implants are durable and long lasting.
  • •Dental implants make life more enjoyable – unlike dentures, with dental implants you can eat, talk and smile with ease.

For superior dental implants in the Jacksonville area, call on Dr. Aguila – an exclusive provider of HYBRIDGE® implants – to find out which procedure is best for you.

Dr. Aguila will also determine if other steps are necessary to replace your missing teeth. For example:

  • •Patients with bone loss might need bone grafting first.
  • •Patients with periodontal disease might need treatment before replacing missing teeth.
  • •Although it’s not common, certain medications or medical problems may interfere with the success of your implants.
  • •Please let Dr. Aguila know if you smoke because it could cause problems.

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