We Are a Leading Provider of Dental Implants in Plantation, FL
Who can benefit from implants?
Patients who want to replace one or multiple missing teeth and desire a fixed, long lasting solution to be able to eat and speak comfortably and have their smile look natural and life-like at the same time.
What are implants?
Dental implants are the best, most predictable and long lasting solution to replace missing teeth. At their most simple definition, implants are titanium screws gently threaded into the jaw bone, and the jaw bone subsequently grows around and locks into the threads of the implant, making the implant extremely stable and solid. The implant lives in the jaw bone, under the gums, and then it is connected to either a crown, bridge, or another tooth replacement prosthesis. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. They can also be used to secure dentures and partial dentures.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth. The success rate of implants is around 98%. Some last a lifetime. They do not decay like regular teeth, and they are critical in maintaining jaw bone so that it does not resorb. They are an investment in yourself and your health so that you can enjoy the ability to eat and speak comfortably, without pain, and be confident to live your life without worrying about your teeth.
What can I expect when I get implants?
The gold standard of care is to evaluate the bone of the implant sites with a CT scan, which is a quick 3-dimensional xray used to assess the height, width and density of the bone. Sometimes there are other procedures such as sinus lifts, bone grafts, or gum grafts that need to be performed in addition to implant placement in order to ensure success of the implants.
For a single implant, it can take around 3-6 months from start to finish with a new crown. For multiple implants or cases that are replacing entire arches (either a whole top jaw or whole bottom jaw), it can take up to a year or more.
The process of getting an implant involves a surgical procedure under local anesthesia. For your comfort and ease, we can use oral sedation to make the visit as pleasant as possible. For a single implant, the procedure is about an hour. For multiple implants, it can take longer. You may need a temporary prosthesis at that time to replace the missing teeth. After that appointment, the implant heals and integrates into the bone becoming strong and firm for 3-6 months. Then the implants are uncovered, which is a simple appointment. Two weeks after that, a permanent restoration will be fabricated, and generally there is no anesthesia required for this.
Recovery from implant surgery varies depending on how many implants are placed. For one implant, you might have some swelling and discomfort for a few days but we manage these with pain meds and antibiotics to prevent infection.
LG Dental Studio is a leading provider of dental implants in Plantation. Call us today to help you achieve the beautiful, youthful and comfortable smile you deserve.