Dental Implants in Lauderhill, FL
It’s a fact: There are a lot of people in this country who will eventually face the unfortunate loss of one or more teeth.
Tooth loss can have a devastating effect on a person’s self-confidence, making them self-conscious about smiling, laughing, or speaking.
Missing teeth are not only a question of esthetics. When you are missing a tooth, it will likely lead to the loss of even more teeth.
It’s another fact that in most situations, the best, longest-lasting option for replacing missing teeth is a dental implant that is fitted with a crown.
You don’t have to live with missing teeth. Call Dr. Robert Dolgow to talk about your options.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a replacement for missing teeth that most closely resembles your natural tooth.
The implant portion serves as a substitute for your missing tooth root. Usually made of titanium, which is well accepted by the body, the implant is placed straight into the jawbone where the tooth root once was. The implant integrates over time with the jaw bone, not only providing a comfortable replacement for the natural tooth, but also preventing deterioration of the jawbone, which happens when teeth are missing. The artificial tooth—also known as a crown—is placed on the abutment of the implant, providing a permanent replacement for the missing tooth.
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, including a full arch if you have lost all of your teeth.
There are many benefits to dental implants. Whereas dentures tend to slip and fall out of place, implants are permanent and immobile. You can speak and laugh with confidence. You can enjoy all your favorite foods, with no chewing restrictions like you might have with dentures. Your jawbone stays healthy, your existing teeth are saved, and you get to enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
Who Should Get Dental Implants?
Most people who are missing teeth are good candidates for dental implants. As long as you don’t have any health issues that might interfere with proper healing, dental implants could be right for you. Even in cases where teeth have been missing for a while and bone has deteriorated, bone grafting is a possible solution.
Call our practice to find out whether implants might be right for you.
How Are Dental Implants Maintained?
Dental implants look similar to your natural teeth, and they are maintained exactly the same way: brushing and flossing. While they won’t develop cavities like your natural teeth, they can show wear and tear, so it’s important to continue to see us twice each year for check-ups. This will also ensure that your gums stay healthy.
With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime!
Make an Appointment Today
Don’t struggle one more day with missing teeth. Find out if dental implants or mini implants are right for you by calling Smile Brighteners. Make an appointment today!