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Is a Dental Implant Procedure for You?

Written by DDS Miami

Dentist visits’ can be unpleasant and uncomfortable. Someone probing in your mouth isn’t really a cup of tea. However, some dental procedures can be life-changing. Do you know how many people in the U.S. are missing teeth? According to the American College of Prosthodontics, “More than 36 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 120 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. These numbers are expected to grow in the next two decades.” (1). Missing teeth is not only an aesthetic problem, but ultimately a serious dental health concern.

 

Missing Teeth is a Dental Health Concern

  • Other teeth can become loose, difficult to clean, and more at risk for decay

  • Trouble eating

  • Trouble speaking

  • Unhealthy smile

  • Change facial features

  • Bone loss

  • Gaps encourage tooth movement

  • Risk of Gum Disease

  • Affects your bite

 

Dental Implants are the Solution

Dental implants are artificial teeth that are used to replace missing teeth. The former consequences of missing teeth can be resolved with dental implants. The materials in dental implants, titanium and ceramic, are biocompatible with our mouth and bodies.

The advantages of dental implants:

  • Investment in Oral Health

  • Stability for your smile

  • Feel-Real Tooth/Teeth

  • Preserves Facial and Jaw Bone features

  • Dental implants support itself

  • Other teeth protected

Dental Implant Procedure Timeline

  • Visit your dentist to determine if Dental Implants are the right procedure for you.

  • In-office dental placement procedure with local anesthesia (an 1 - 2 hour procedure)

-  After this procedure, you may experience some pain, but your dentist should prescribe   you pain medications.

- You may be using a temporary crown, before placing the permanent artificial crown on your implant.

- The dental implant and your jaw are integrating through the bone, also known as osseointregration.

  • In a matter of months, your dental implant procedure will be finalized and you will have a comfortable and confident smile.


 Created 08/06/2018  

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