What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a titanium post that our dentist places in your jawbone. It will then fuse to your jawbone for a sturdy structure that can support natural-colored crowns or other restorative dental appliances. Dental implants are completely safe and allow normal function, just like natural teeth! Our office uses the latest technology to provide you with a stress-free and comfortable experience.
What Does Implantation Entail?
Receiving dental implants requires two procedures. The first procedure involves implantation of the titanium post or posts. Our dentist will gently place the small post so that it works as an artificial tooth root. As it heals, the post will fuse with your jawbone.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a convenient alternative to traditional dentures. Our doctor will determine which is best for your oral health goals:
- Removable Implant-Supported Dentures: This appliance can replace upper and/or lower teeth. You are able to remove them for cleaning like conventional dentures, but they are much more secure. These dentures are placed with as few as four implants, depending on your needs.
- Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures: This appliance can replace upper and/or lower teeth. This appliance is permanently anchored to your implants and are used to replace a full set of teeth in order to prevent bone loss. These are a very secure option and will not slip.
- Implant-Secured Partial Fixed Dentures: This appliance is a type of bridge that is anchored to one or more dental implants. While a standard bridge can replace teeth, it is secured to the surrounding teeth, risking loosening them. This is an implant-secured, fix, making sure your natural teeth are not compromised.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a very popular smile restoration option, and for good reason. Here are some of the many benefits of dental implants:
- Natural-looking smile
- Better oral health
- Improved speech
- More comfort
- Durability with proper care
- Protected bone structure
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Before receiving dental implants, our dentist will perform a comprehensive exam of your overall oral health. Here is what there is to consider before implantation:
- Adequate bone support
- Healthy gum tissue
- Sinus and nerve location
- Any chronic illnesses
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Care for Dental Implants?
You can care for dental implants the same way you care for natural teeth. Brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental visits are essential. This will help them to last a lifetime.
Is Implantation Painful?
Our team is trained to administer sedation dentistry. This helps you to stay pain and stress-free throughout the procedure.
What Is Sedation Oral Surgery?
Sedation oral surgery utilizes medication during a procedure to relieve stress. Our staff is trained and certified to administer the sedation to ensure your safety. This helps create a relaxed state for a more positive surgical experience.
Proper dental implant placement requires skill and experience! At Family Dentistry of Boynton Beach, we dedicate our time to providing our patients with the highest quality care. Contact us today to learn more about your smile restoration options.