When it comes to tooth loss, many individuals opt for dentures; however, this can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. Patients who have missing teeth and are looking for a more permanent option may be good candidates for dental implants, which are tooth root replacements. Dental implants have a success rate of 98 percent, depending on where in the jaw they are placed. But above all, with proper care and good hygiene, implants can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are an effective, natural way of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are composed of two parts: the implanted titanium root and the crown. The artificial roots are made of biocompatible titanium and are implanted directly into the jawbone. They integrate into the bone over three to six months and form a solid platform to support the new tooth crown. After healing is complete, our doctors and team of experts will place the beautiful, custom-designed crowns on top of the titanium root. Once your new tooth is mounted, your implant will look, feel, and function much like a natural tooth.
The best candidates for dental implant surgery are those who have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. Someone with good oral health and will be committed to regular dental visits are best for the procedure. Dental implants are not always recommended for heavy smokers and those suffering from chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or heart disease. Our doctors and team of experts will evaluate every patient on an individual basis and determine if a dental implant procedure is right for him/her.
There are many advantages to dental implants, with the top benefit being the overall improved appearance of the teeth. Implants look and feel natural, and are designed to fuse with the bone over time in order to become a permanent part of the oral structure. Additionally, patients may notice their speech improve; typically, dentures tend to slip within the mouth causing patients to mumble or slur their words.
From a hygienic perspective, dental implants can improve your overall dental health. In comparison to bridges and other dental options, implants act as normal teeth. This makes it much easier for an individual to floss because it provides better access for doing so between each tooth. Lastly, implants reduce the embarrassment of having to remove your dentures in front of others, as well as the need for messy adhesives.
The results achieved at Miami Oaks Dental with dental implants are amazing; they are by far the most natural alternative to your actual tooth. Patients who have lost teeth are able to regain their confidence with a beautiful, natural smile that will last a lifetime.
For more information about the restorative benefits of dental implants please contact us, our team at Miami Oaks Dental is waiting to hear from you. Consultations are at no charge. Call now for more information on how dental implants will help you smile with confidence.
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