Dentist places dental implants to hold dentures securely for patients in Miami
There are many options available for filling a hole in your smile left by a missing tooth. One of the most popular these days is dental implants. A dental implant consists of a tiny titanium rod that is surgically implanted into the bone in the jaw. This rod begins to fuse with the jawbone over the next few months. Once the healing process is done, the dental implant becomes a part of the support structure of the mouth and functions like a normal tooth root. We can then place a crown, bridge, or denture appliance on top of the implant to complete the dental restoration.
Because dental implants require healing time, the entire treatment process can take anywhere from three to nine months. During the interim, you will be fitted with a temporary that will help you maintain functionality and appearance during the healing process.
Once the implant has fully healed, you will be ready for your permanent restoration. The removable appliance is very similar to a typical denture. The artificial teeth are affixed to a frame that simply snaps over the implants. This option is very easily removed to clean and sleep. It is a popular and effective choice for patients who have multiple teeth missing on the lower arch. It can be more affordable than multiple implants and provides a stable base for the dentures.
Dr. Fain at Fain Dental Arts recommends dental implants for patients in the Miami area that are missing one or several teeth. It is important to point out that the implant procedure does require sufficient jawbone structure. If you do not have sufficient bone structure, you may need to undergo a bone graft procedure prior to dental implants. Additionally, the gums must be in good health before the implant procedure. If you currently have gum disease, you will need treatment for that prior to dental implants.
If you are missing teeth and would like to learn more about how dental implant supported dentures can restore your smile, call us at Fain Dental Arts today to schedule your initial consultation. We will evaluate your mouth and work with you to recommend the best treatment plan for your situation.
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