What are dental implants?
A dental implant can be thought of as an artificial tooth root. It is surgically embedded in the jawbone, replacing the natural tooth root. The dental implant is topped off with a crown, which is an artificial tooth.
Are implants better than dentures?
Dental implants offer a number of advantages over dentures and bridge work. Primarily, implants are permanent, which eliminates the tedious routine of removal for daily cleaning. Implants feel, look like, and function as well as, natural teeth. They avoid some of the problems of dentures, such as imperfect fit to the contours of the palate. They also avoid problems associated with a dental bridge, such as wear on the teeth and gums to which the bridge is attached. So yes, dental implants are a better solution to missing teeth.
Do you feel implants?
Most patients feel implants just like they feel their natural teeth. Many forget that the implants are artificial.
How long do they last?
With proper daily hygiene and routine periodontal maintenance (that is, with the habits that maintain good health of your natural teeth), implants can last a lifetime.
Aren't dental implants just for seniors?
Unfortunately people of any age can lose their teeth for a variety of reasons, including injury as well as disease. Implants are a fine solution in any case of missing natural teeth.
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!