If you’re living with missing teeth, you probably understand the annoyances that accompany the gaps in your smile. Your speech, smile, and eating habits are all affected by missing teeth. They’re also crucial for keeping your jawbone strong and healthy. That’s why, at Davie Advanced Dental, our expert dentists are proud to provide high-quality dental implants.
Dental implants are advanced tooth replacement solutions that consist of a titanium implant that holds a customized dental crown. Most dental professionals consider them the gold standard in restorative dentistry — other options can’t match their reliability and comfort.
Learn more about dental implants by exploring our guide below.
Your dental implants are the sturdiest method of restoring your smile because they mimic the natural structure of your teeth. The titanium rods integrate with your jawbone to replace the tooth roots, while dental crowns blend seamlessly into your smile. Plus, a single dental implant can restore just one tooth or a row of up to four teeth with implant-supported partial and whole-mouth dentures.
Our dentists Dr. Bill and Eli Abbo recommend dental implants for the following reasons:
We’ll begin your journey to a rejuvenated smile with an initial appointment at our Davie dental office. There, we’ll examine your teeth, meticulously clean them, and treat any underlying dental issues as necessary.
We’ll also take X-rays of your teeth and jaw to identify whether you have enough jaw density for a solid implant foundation. Our dentists may recommend undergoing a supplemental procedure such as bone grafting to restore any lost jawbone.
Once we’ve prepared your mouth for your brand new dental implants, our staff will contact you to schedule your implant placement procedure. We’ll provide another deep cleaning of your teeth before applying local anesthesia or the dental sedation option of your choice. One of our doctors will then surgically place your implant directly to your jawbone.
In the months following your procedure, you’ll wear temporary crowns that allow your gums to heal. Your titanium implants will naturally fuse with your bone through a process called osseointegration during this time.
Once your implants have fully integrated into your jaw, we can place your permanent dental crowns. These customized crowns are created to match the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth. We’ll attach them to a connector called an abutment that sits below your gum line, so the only visible portion of your restoration is your brand new crown.
You’ll leave our office having achieved all your smile goals, from increasing the functionality to rejuvenating your appearance.
Because your dental implants are designed to mimic the structure of your natural teeth, caring for them is just as easy. Just brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. We also recommend flossing at least once daily, making sure to avoid snapping the floss down onto your gums.
Follow our dentists’ guidelines below for ways to ensure your implants stay healthy and dazzling: