Dental Implants – Miami, FL
The Most Modern Solution for Tooth Loss
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth
Advantages of Dental Implants
- The dental implant replaces missing teeth permanently and acts like natural teeth.
- The implants are inserted into the patient’s jawbone, preventing them from eroding.
- There is no chance that your artificial tooth will get loose or fall off.
- The overall look for implants allows a natural smile giving the wearer more confidence.
- The dental implant has provided solutions to many people plagued by missing teeth and prefers not to wear dentures
- The ability to eat and chew is restored.
- our facial features will be more refined when the teeth are restored.
- No adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold the new replacement.
Type of Dental Implants
- Single-unit implant crown- Replaces one tooth.
- Implant bridge- replaces several missing teeth in the same area of the mouth.
- Implant denture- replaces multiple missing teeth and offers better retention and support.
- Implant hybrid prosthesis- replaces multiple missing teeth and offers better chewing ability and cannot be removed by patients.
If you are currently in need of dental restorations, contact the Dental Specialists of Doral Group. We have experienced dentists, like Dr. Charles Krikorian, in Doral, FL, who can help you with the procedure and give you tips about the after-care regime. We offer our dental care services to the communities of Doral, Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, Kendall, Sweetwater, Westchester, and Miami, Florida.
The Dental Implant Process
The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.
The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time, you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. Once this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant, it will feel just like one of your own teeth.
To complete the process of dental veneers, it is usually required to visit your dentist two times, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. Your teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface to allow for the thickness of the veneer. An impression of your teeth is taken and the color is chosen by you and the dentist to see which are the best alternatives for you.