Dental implants are one of the best ways to replace teeth lost to decay or injury. Offered at Doral Dental Boutique & Spa, the office of Evelyn Estefan, DDS, in Miami, Florida, dental implant restorations provide a natural, realistic tooth replacement when you have gaps in your smile. Call today or use the online tool to book an appointment to find out more.
Dental implant restorations offer an alternative to uncomfortable dentures or dental bridges when it comes to replacing missing teeth. The restoration consists of a titanium post inserted into your jawbone to replicate a lost tooth root. Once this metal post fuses to your jawbone, it provides a base for a crown or implant retained dentures.
You care for dental implants just like you do your regular teeth. There’s no soaking, overnight removal, or dietary restrictions.
If you have missing teeth, dental implants are a great choice to complete your smile. Compared to other types of restoration, they provide:
Dental implants don’t move out of position like dentures can, so you don’t have to worry about slips while speaking or eating.
Dental implants are also superior because they stimulate your jawbone. When you lose teeth, your jawbone atrophies, changing the shape of your face. Dental implants provide the same bone stimulation as a tooth root, so you don’t experience the sunken-in look that can develop when you have missing teeth.
You do need generally good oral health before undergoing placement of dental implants. Dr. Estefan evaluates your gum health and the amount of bone you have in your jaw and upper palate. If you have a history of gum disease or poor bone volume, the dentist may recommend a bone graft before you receive your restorations.
The placement of dental implant restorations requires several steps. At your first visit, Dr. Estefan surgically places the posts into your jawbone. She numbs the area, so you feel no pain during the visit. Expect to be slightly sore for a few days afterward.
Once the metal posts fuse to your jawbone, you return to the office. This may be a few months after your initial visit. Dr. Estefan takes digital images of your teeth that are sent to a lab to fabricate your restorations.
When your crown is ready, you come back to the office for placement. Dr. Estefan places an abutment to the implant post and attaches the crown, sealing it into place. She’ll adjust your bite to ensure you feel comfortable.
Call Doral Dental Boutique & Spa to find out more about dental implant restorations, or use the online tool to schedule an appointment. .