In spite of vast improvements in dental care, millions of people in the US continue to suffer from losing their teeth today. Tooth loss is usually caused by tooth decay, injury or gum disease. And for a long time the treatment options were limited to dentures. Fortunately times have changed and dental implants have made it possible for a lot of people to have prosthetic teeth that look and feel like real teeth.
Our office here in Miami Lakes, FL offers dental implants for patients with missing teeth.
Advantages of Implants
Dental implants are a type of dental replacement. Specifically they are replacement tooth roots. These implants give a durable foundation for replacement teeth. Since they are made to fuse with your bone, implants are permanent. Furthermore, implants will enable you to speak properly and you will no longer have to experience the issues of ill-fitting dentures that can slip off easily or lead to the slurring of words when you talk.
Implants make eating much easier, especially when compared to dentures. That’s because implants operate like natural teeth and you can eat your favorite foods without feeling any pain or discomfort.
Implants are durable and will last for years. If you take good care of your implants like you would take care of your natural teeth, they can even last for life.
How Implants are Placed
When you come to our office for dental implants, our dentist will work with you to come up with a personalized treatment plan for you. Once you’re ready for the implants, we will attach each one to a bone socket where your missing tooth was. We will put a temporary device over it for a few weeks until it heals. When your jawbone is healing, it will grow around the implant and secure it to your jaw.
When the implant has been fused to your jawbone, you’ll need to come back to our office and we will put a small connector post known as an abutment and attach it securely to the your tooth. The new tooth is made by creating a mold of your bite and designing the new tooth after it. The replacement tooth is then attached securely to the abutment.
To achieve the best look, our dentist will make sure to match the color of the new teeth with your own natural teeth. Since the implant is secured right into the jawbone, your replacement teeth will look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Find out today if dental implants are right for you. Get in touch with All Dental Group by dialing (786) 724-0268. With dental implants, you’ll be able to eat better, look better and feel better overall.