Dental implants are a popular and effective option for permanently restoring your smile after tooth loss.
An implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned into the jawbone, beneath your gums, to act as a tooth root and provide support for your artificial teeth. One of the major advantages offered by dental implants versus a bridge is that the adjacent teeth do not need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth or teeth in place. In order to receive implants, your gums must be healthy, and you should have adequate bone to support the implant.
Getting dental implants begins with an evaluation of your oral health. We take X-rays of your mouth to see if you have enough jawbone density to support implants. If not, we may recommend bone grafting surgery prior to the placement of implants. Once the jawbone heals after the bone grafting procedure, implants can be placed. Before placing an implant, the site is numbed using local anesthesia, and the implant is placed in the jawbone. The area is allowed to heal so that the implant integrates with the bone. Artificial teeth are attached to the implant once the area has healed completely.
All-on-4 implants make it possible to replace a full set of top or bottom teeth with only four implants. The implants are strategically placed in such a way that they can support a full arch of teeth.
Implants are natural-looking, will not slip like dentures can, and function just like your original teeth. Best of all, they can last a lifetime.
If you need more information about how dental implants can give you a better smile and a better quality of life, contact our office for a consultation. Call us at (954) 564-3244 to book an appointment. Our practice is conveniently located on Bayview Drive in Fort Lauderdale.