Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Before the development of dental implants, dentures and bridges were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Replacing missing teeth is a vital component to maintaining your oral health. A missing tooth allows for the drifting and movement of adjacent and opposing teeth which can lead to malocclusion, occlusal trauma and other treatment complications.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are synthetic structures that mimic the look feel and function of natural teeth. Implants have become a preferred option for replacing missing teeth by dentists for several reasons, a few of which include:
 - The ability to brush and floss them like natural teeth.
 - They are the ONLY option for replacing missing teeth which can actually preserve and stimulate natural bone growth.
 - If maintained properly they can last you a lifetime.

 - They do not require modifying or damaging adjacent teeth.
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Who is a candidate for a dental implant?

Whether you have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants may be an option for you. Even if you do not have sufficient bone to support the implant, our wonderful doctors can make dental implants possible with bone grafting. While most people can benefit from dental implants, not everyone is a candidate and this is a decision that is made on a case by case basis.

What are Snap-On Dentures?

Implant retained dentures have become the standard of care for the edentulous patient in most clinics today. Snap-On dentures are secured to the jaw using implant snaps. This alleviates the need for messy glues and adhesives. The implants are placed directly into your jaw bone and provide stable locators so that you may simply snap your dentures in and out with confidence they are properly aligned.

Have any more questions about dental implants? Call our Miami Lakes, FL
office at (305) 827-9148 today!