Healthy and white teeth go a long way in enhancing your smile and self-esteem. Concerning this, a missing tooth not only affects your confidence, but can also compromise the health of your smile. Fortunately, dental implants can help you restore the normal appearance and function of your teeth. At 601 Dental Studio PA in Pembroke Pines, Florida, Nadja A. Horst DMD offers comfortable and durable dental implants, plus other cosmetic and general services. To have a personalized consultation about your dental implant needs, call or schedule an appointment online.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small post constructed of titanium or other durable materials to deliver a permanent solution to missing teeth. The implants are designed to offer you great results by matching your natural teeth’s feel and look. Your dentist at 601 Dental Studio PA places the posts into the empty jaw socket of missing teeth, which over time, fuses permanently to the underlying bone. To complete the tooth replacement, a crown will be attached to the implant, making it a permanent fixture in your mouth.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants fuse into your jawbone, giving you the confidence to speak well, eat, and smile without worry. The implants are made to be permanent. They bond with your bone providing the feel and look of your natural teeth, hence enhancing your appearance. More so, they are firmly placed so they can’t slip or irritate your gums. Dental implants also serve as an excellent option if you are not content with an existing dental bridge’s feel or fit.
Another benefit of dental implants is that they are easy to maintain your oral hygiene as you clean them like your natural teeth. Dr. Horst is well experienced in an extensive range of complex dental treatment procedures and is able to attend to patients of all ages.
What should you expect during your appointment?
Dental implant treatment usually takes several months. During a dental implant at 601 Dental Studio PA, your doctor will install the implant in different stages. She will first numb the area of the intended implant or opt to give you general sedation to ensure your absolute comfort. The doctor will then make an incision into your gums and place the titanium root in your jawbone. You will then wait for the implant to fuse to your jawbone, a process that takes 3 to 4 months. After the jaw heals and the implant becomes firm, the doctor will confirm the implant’s stability and then attach an abutment and temporary crown over the implant. She will send an impression of your smile to the lab to make a permanent crown, which she will install on a later appointment.
To sum up, dental implants are designed to be permanent and so natural that you might forget any or all of your teeth are artificial. Additionally, when done by skilled professionals and is correctly cared for, dental implants can last for decades or even the rest of your life. If you have a missing tooth or want to know how dental implants will help fix your problem, call or schedule an appointment online today with 601 Dental Studio PA.