Experience the transformative power of dental implants at Davie Advanced Dentistry. Say goodbye to the challenges caused by missing teeth, from compromised speech to diminished appearance and disrupted eating habits. Dr. Bill and Eli Abbo proudly offer top-tier dental implants, the gold standard in restorative dentistry.
Discover how these permanent solutions replace missing teeth and provide a durable smile that radiates confidence. Step into a future of enhanced dental health and reclaim your smile’s full potential.
Dental implants are small posts anchored directly to the jawbone to simulate the appearance of natural teeth. Each implant consists of three parts:
Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. They’re customized to match the color, shape, and size of your existing teeth, enhancing your smile and overall facial aesthetics.
Dental implants function like natural teeth, allowing you to chew, speak, and bite with ease. Unlike removable dentures, implants are securely anchored in the jawbone, providing stability and preventing slippage or discomfort while eating or speaking.
With proper care, dental implants can last for many years and, in some cases, a lifetime. Implants are made of durable materials, such as titanium, which integrate with the jawbone to create a strong and permanent foundation for the replacement tooth.
When a tooth is lost, the underlying bone in the jaw deteriorates over time. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone and prevent bone loss, preserving the facial structure and preventing the “sunken” appearance that can occur with tooth loss.
Dental implants eliminate the need for removable dentures or bridges, which can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and require extra maintenance. Implants are fixed in place and can be cared for just like natural teeth, making them more convenient and comfortable in daily life.
Dr. Abbo will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays and possibly a CT scan, to assess the health of your jawbone and determine the optimal placement for the implant. He will use this information to customize a treatment plan that fits your specific needs.
In the first surgical stage, the dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area. They will then create an incision in the gum tissue to expose the jawbone and carefully drill a hole to place the titanium implant. The implant serves as a replacement for the tooth root and is surgically inserted into the jawbone. The gum tissue is then stitched back together, and the healing process begins.
Over the next few months, the implant undergoes a process called osseointegration, where the surrounding bone fuses with the titanium surface of the implant. This integration creates a strong and stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
Once the implant has fully integrated with the jawbone, your dentist will perform a second minor surgical procedure to attach an abutment. The abutment is a connector that protrudes above the gum line, allowing the dental crown or prosthetic tooth to be securely attached.
Finally, a custom-made dental crown, which matches the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, is affixed to the abutment. The crown is carefully adjusted for proper fit, bite, and aesthetics, providing a functional and natural-looking replacement tooth.
Aftercare for dental implants is crucial to ensure proper healing and long-term success. Here are some general guidelines for dental implant aftercare:
Getting a dental implant is typically done under local anesthesia, so you should not feel any pain during the procedure. However, it’s common to experience mild discomfort and swelling after the surgery, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. The level of pain or discomfort varies, but most patients report the discomfort subsides within a few days to one week.
Dental implants are a long-term solution for tooth replacement. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for many years and in some cases, even a lifetime. The longevity of dental implants depends on various factors, including oral hygiene and lifestyle habits.
After getting dental implants, it’s wise to stick to a soft diet for the first few days to allow the surgical site to heal properly. As the healing progresses, you can gradually introduce firmer foods into your diet. Follow your dentist’s instructions and avoid chewing directly on the implant site until it has fully healed, which can take several months.
The cost of dental implants can vary depending on several factors, such as the number of implants needed, the type of implant, the location of the dental practice, and additional procedures. Consult your dentist or oral surgeon to get an accurate estimate based on your specific needs and circumstances.