The gaps created by one or more missing teeth don’t just affect your smile; they also increase your likelihood of developing serious oral health problems like gum disease, bite misalignment, jawbone loss, and tooth decay. Whether you’re looking to replace one missing tooth or several, the dental team at Coral Springs Medical & Dental can help. The team offer comprehensive dental implant services using the most up-to-date procedures. Call their office in Coral Springs, Florida, today, or schedule an appointment online at any time.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from biocompatible titanium. They’re surgically anchored into your jaw, much like a real tooth root.
After the tissues around a newly placed implant have healed and the implant has bonded to your jawbone, the restoration is completed with a custom-made crown, which is an artificial replacement tooth that looks just like your natural teeth.
A group of several simultaneous implants may be finished with individual crowns, or they can be completed with a bridge or a full-arch replacement (overdenture).
As one of the most popular and successful modern dentistry offerings, implants are designed to fit your bite and match your natural teeth perfectly, making them an ideal choice to fill gaps and restore your smile.
Unlike conventional dentures and other restorations that rest on top of your gums, implants stimulate your jawbone to help it stay strong and healthy. They’re also incredibly stable and durable. With proper care, implants and their crowns can last for life.
Successful implant surgery requires adequate bone structure and healthy gum tissue. If you’re in good health, don’t have advanced gum disease, and your jawbone is both strong enough and deep enough to support one or more implants, you may be a good candidate.
A 3D cone beam CT scan – a special kind of X-ray that creates several high-definition 3D images of your teeth, soft tissues, and nerves – helps determine if your jawbone has sufficient mass and quality for the procedure.
At Coral Springs Medical & Dental, dental implant surgery is an in-office procedure performed by a skilled and experienced oral surgeon. If your implant is replacing a weak, damaged, or decayed tooth that needs to be extracted first, your surgeon starts by gently removing the tooth.
After the area is prepped for the implant, your surgeon anchors the titanium root to your jaw. Next, they secure your gum tissue over the implant so the area can heal, and the implant can fuse with your jawbone.
Depending on your body’s rate of healing, this integration process could take a few weeks, but it will more than likely take a few months. Once the implant is fused to your bone and your tissues have healed, your provider completes the restoration with a custom-made crown, bridge, or overdenture.\
To determine if you're a good candidate for dental implants, call Coral Springs Medical & Dental, or request an appointment online today.