Missing teeth may affect both person’s aesthetics and self-esteem. It hinders speaking and eating, not mentioning health consequences that include:
- Bone loss
- Shifting and drifting of the teeth
- Alteration in the bite as a result of shifting teeth
- Jaw joint problems
- Additional stress on the remaining teeth
We offer best-of- breed dental implants so that our patients will enjoy dental health and smile with confidence.
A dental implant is a biocompatible titanium replacement of a natural root that restores all functions of strength, load and location. An abutment and porcelain crown is placed and mimic appearance, size and texture of the missing tooth. Dental implants are highly recommended for people who have missing or removed teeth because of infections, serious decay, or a jaw injury. Dental implants replace missing teeth and are fixed in the jawbone. The science of dental implantology appeared over 30 years ago, and recent medicine advances have enabled us with methods and techniques with nearly 100% success rate.
Why use dental implants?
Thanks to recent medical advances, bridges or dentures is no longer the best answer to missing teeth. Tooth implants are preferable, because:
- They totally replicate appearance and functionality of natural teeth. Dental implants allow getting back to normal lifestyle easily;
- Dental implants allow chewing and biting freely;
- The procedure ceases jawbone loss;
- Synthetic structures don’t develop open gaps or infection on surrounding teeth or gums.
How do we perform dental implant placement?
To create a perfectly fitting dental implant, our specialists examine patient’s mouth to define the root of problems. Images are evaluated. If you you’re a good candidate for the procedure (have healthy gums and strong jawbone), a specialist will place the dental implant in the ideal spot to form the gum tissue around the implant.
If the dental implant is in a readily visible area, a temporary restoration may be placed for esthetic purposes while the site heals. The bone around the dental implant will grow and integrate with the new implant in a matter of a few weeks.
When healing is complete, the dental implant abutment is placed to connect the dental implant to the porcelain crown. A final impression is made to produce new teeth matching size, natural color and shape of the adjacent teeth. If there are any gum diseases, infections or cavities, you should have them treated first.
Initially, a soft diet is best for the first two weeks; after that, you can slowly introduce harder foods. Rest assured, you will soon be able to enjoy all kinds of food.
Although dental implants don’t get cavities and never decay, they should be brushed and cared just like natural teeth! Regular examinations with professional cleaning are also essential.
Affordable Dentistry of South Florida has attractive prices of implant, abutment and crown procedures.