When considering dental implants to replace missing teeth, many patients have questions or concerns regarding the process. Placing dental implants is a commonly performed procedure and has an impressive rate of success and patient satisfaction.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants for Missing Teeth?
- Dental implants provide a permanent replacement for missing teeth
- Dental implants look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth
- Dental implants are secured in place, unlike alternatives
- Dental implants stimulate the bone to prevent progressive bone loss
- Dental implants can be used to secure a bridge spanning the space left by missing teeth
- Dental implants can improve your appearance and increase your confidence
Is the Procedure to Replace Missing Teeth Painful?
A local anesthetic is used to block pain during the surgery. Dr. Mark I. Gutt will generally prescribe a pain medication for post-surgery use although most patients find they can return to work the following day
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you have missing teeth and would like to find a permanent, natural looking solution, you are a potential candidate. There are some instances where patients do not have adequate amounts of bone needed to make the procedure a success. Missing teeth actually cause bone loss. In that case, it may be possible to undergo bone grafting to increase the likelihood of success.
Is There Any Additional Care Required for Dental Implants?
Dental implants require the same care as your natural teeth. Practicing good oral hygiene with regard to brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Dr. Gutt are all that is needed.
If you would like a consultation, contact our office to learn more about dental implants for the replacement of missing teeth in Miami Beach, FL.
Dr. Mark I. Gutt, with offices located in Miami Beach and Key West (FL) Florida, is a Periodontist who serves patients from Miami, Miami Beach, Aventura, North Miami Beach, North Miami, South Beach, North Bay Village, Doral, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Dania, Hallandale, Hollywood, Key West and Bal Harbour, FL. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!