Dental Implants

Did you know around 30 million people live without natural teeth in one or both jaws? However, an increasing number of patients are opting for dental implants as a means of tooth replacement. 

If you’re interested in completing your smile and improving your oral health, you can get quality dental implants at Dental American Group. 

What Causes Tooth Loss?

Tooth loss is a serious dental issue that affects millions of people from all professions and social backgrounds. This condition can be caused by factors like: 

  • Excessive decay 
  • Gum disease 
  • TMJ disorders 
  • Mouth injuries 

Untreated tooth loss can deteriorate your jaw and facial structure, as well as lead to unwanted tooth shifting and severe bite imbalances. When this is the case, we may recommend dental implant placement to replace some or all your teeth. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are   surgical-grade root devices that support permanent dental prostheses made to last a lifetime. These artificial roots are anchored in the bone, under the gums, where they fuse with the jaw. A crown is mounted on the implant to achieve a long-lasting, natural-looking smile. Many dentists and patients prefer dental implants because they offer the same function as natural teeth and also help prevent bone atrophy of the jaw. Dental implants in Miami, FL  can be used to replace a single missing or damaged tooth, as well as restore a complete smile.

Types of Dental Implants

Endosteal Implants

We recommend endosteal implants when a patient is missing one or more teeth. Our team places a post on your upper or lower jaw during a minimally invasive procedure. After a healing period, during which the jawbone fuses with the implant, we fix the crown or replacement on top of the implant. 

With endosteal implants, you will still have some sensation when chewing or speaking once the restoration is complete. 

All-On-Four® Implants

All-On-Four® implants are perfect for patients who are missing their entire upper or lower set of teeth. With just four strategically placed titanium implants, we can place a full row of teeth within your mouth. 

Unlike endosteal implants, which use a support post to place prosthetic teeth, All-On-Four® implants are designed to attach a denture directly to the implants themselves. As a result, we can complete the entire dental implant process in a single surgery. 

How Are Dental Implants Placed?

The only way to determine if you meet the requirements for getting implants is to talk to a dental professional. Our team can assess whether you have adequate bone support and healthy gums to support your new teeth. 

Other common requirements include: 

  • Missing one or more teeth 
  • Having broken or severely decayed teeth 
  • Having a relatively good overall health 

How to Care for Your Implant After Surgery

It’s normal to experience some discomfort, such as bruising and swelling, after the dental implant procedure. Luckily, you can manage these symptoms with over-the-counter medications. 

We will also ask you to eat only soft foods for around two weeks until the surgical area has healed to prevent infection, inflammation, and pain. 

Interested in Dental Implants in Florida?

Experience top-notch dental care at Dental American Group. With convenient locations in Hialeah, West Flagler, and Pembroke Pines, we’re here to restore your smile and oral health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment! 

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