Dental Implants

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Tooth loss can be uncomfortable, affecting everything from the way you eat or speak, to how you feel when you smile in public. Over time, a lost tooth can lead to other dental issues such as gum disease, a misaligned bite, TMJ pain or even further tooth loss. If you or a loved one has lost one or more teeth, consider your options with dental implants in Margate.

Unlike removable dentures or dental bridges, dental implants are the only form of tooth replacement to stay in the mouth permanently and blend in seamlessly with the remaining teeth. They won’t slip or move like dentures or bridges, do not rely on neighboring teeth for support and with proper care they can last as long as a lifetime. Dental implants and crowns are so life-like in strength, appearance and function that they are often confused with your natural teeth.

 

Benefits of Dental Implants

As your local dentist in Margate we strive to provide excellent services that are durable, beautiful and comfortable for our patients. If you are a good candidate for restorative dentistry, we may recommend the following unique benefits of dental implants:

  • Restore full functionality of our abilities to eat, speak and smile with confidence
  • Permanently placed and won’t slip, slide or fall out in front of others
  • No awkward plastics in the surface of the mouth such as with removable dentures
  • Highly comfortable and natural looking– you may forget they are not your natural teeth!
  • No need for food restrictions or changing a good dental hygiene routine

Dental implants look, feel and function just like your natural healthy teeth. Taking care of them is just as easy as caring for your regular teeth by brushing and flossing regularly and keeping up with regular preventive checkups. Remember not to chew ice or use your teeth as “tools” to open containers or bite into non-food items. If you have questions about the dental implants procedure, dental implants cost or want to understand your financing options, give us a call at (954) 975-7900 where our team is happy to help.

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Are Dental Implants Right For Me?

Dental implants are an advanced form of tooth replacement specially designed to enhance the comfort, functionality and aesthetic appearance of your smile. If you are wondering if a natural looking tooth implant is right for you, schedule a consultation with your local dentist in Margate. As a highly trained restorative and cosmetic dentist near you, we’ll carefully review your current dental health, medical history and provide you with the insight you need to make the best decision for your specific dental needs and ensure your optimal dental health.

 

Dental Implants Procedure

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Achieving your ideal smile is made simple with dental implants in Margate, where our team will help keep you informed about what to expect during the dental implants process. Your confidence and wellbeing are important to us and we strive to deliver gentle treatments in a positive atmosphere.

At your first appointment for dental implants, the dentists at West Broward Dental Associates will use a general anesthetic to numb the area before any treatment begins. Next, a small incision is made in the gum line to place and secure your dental implant into the jawbone with the utmost precision. Finally, a few dental stitches may be used to seal the area and allow faster healing.

A period of 3-6 months allows for a process known as complete osseointegration to take place, where the jaw bone is allowed to fuse with the tooth-loving titanium implant. This bond is incredibly strong, acting just like your natural tooth root. If you desire, you can request temporary dental crowns while waiting to complete the final stage of the dental implant process. This allows you to speak and eat normally in addition to giving you an aesthetically pleasing smile.

You may need to come in for several appointments during the healing process so your dentist can check your progress. Once he feels satisfied that healing is complete, he will place the base for your new tooth. The base is also called an abutment. Your dentist takes an impression of the abutment once it is securely in place. This is necessary in order to form your permanent dental restoration. The final step is to install each of the new teeth, or dental crowns, to their abutment.

 

Dental Implants in Margate, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Parkland and Pompano Beach

Don’t let life get away from you after tooth loss. Beyond achieving the cosmetic benefits of a beautiful, full smile, dental implants offer patients significant improvements in their oral health and reduces or prevents risks for developing future dental issues. If you or a loved one is considering achieving better dental health with state-of-the-art restorative and cosmetic dentistry, contact our office at (954) 975-7900 to schedule your consultation. We look forward to supporting your best dental health in a smile you can feel confident in.