Dental Implants Explained
- July 28, 2016
Welcome to the Aventura Dental Center blog!
Here’s the sad reality of adult tooth loss: If you are missing teeth, you won’t feel like sharing your less than complete smile and you won’t have the chewing capacity that it takes to enjoy the foods you used to love.
To take back your life, dental implants are the best bet.
But before you move forward with investing in your future health and happiness, you may have some questions about the process. That is to be expected.
To make things easier for you, we have compiled a few of the things that tend to come up during a typical dental implant consultation. Keep reading, and then be sure to get in touch to schedule your appointment with our team.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
To put in the implant, our team will first clean the area completely and help you to relax.
Then Dr. Bistritz will surgically implant the root in your jawbone.
This needs to heal for about four to six months, but during this time, the bone slowly grows around the root. That’s what gives dental implants their great strength.
After the area is healed, Dr. Bistritz will bond the artificial tooth to the implant’s abutment.
When we are finished, you’ll get a tooth that’s all but indistinguishable from any natural tooth. The implant fits snugly in place, helping prevent the buildup of food that bacteria love so much. What’s more,, by filling the space down to the jawbone, the implant will keep the bone healthy.
Will The Implant Surgery Hurt?
No. We will do everything possible to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. That includes employing sedation dentistry techniques to guarantee that your visit is smooth and comfortable.
Are Dental Implants Comfortable?
Yes! Our implants are crafted to feel like your natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is custom-made to fit your mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your teeth.
Can Implants Be Used With Dentures?
There are two kinds of dentures that actually use implants for support. Implant-retained dentures use implants with ball attachments, whereas implant-supported dentures use implants with a bar attachment. Both use the implants to anchor your dentures securely and comfortably to your gums. This means your dentures will not fall out accidentally or slide around in your mouth.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
We are happy to tell you that dental implants are designed to last a lifetime but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth.
Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting the dentist every three to six months will keep you on track.
Are Implants The Best Bet For Me?
Truth be told, the only way to determine if dental implants are the best solution for you is to schedule a consultation with our team. When you pay us a visit in-person, Dr. Bistritz will be able to examine your mouth, take digital X-rays, and assess your bone structure.
After that, we can move forward if appropriate.
Get Started Now!
Contact us today to schedule your implant consultation in Aventura, Florida!
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