If you’re missing teeth and want to restore your smile, dental implants are the way to go. They’re designed to replace missing teeth and restore the natural look of your smile.
Dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone where they fuse with your bone tissue and provide a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. They can be used to anchor dentures or create a fixed bridge that spans from implant to implant (or from implant to tooth). Dental implants can also be used as standalone fixtures for a full set of replacement teeth.
What are the Initial Steps for Getting Dental Implants in Fort Lauderdale FL?
The process for getting dental implants in Fort Lauderdale FL involves three steps: preparation, surgery, and placement of the final crowns or permanent bridges.
Preparation includes having x-rays taken of your jaw, so your dentist can see how much bone tissue has been lost due to tooth loss. If there is enough bone for us to place dental implants without having to undergo bone grafting procedures first (which involve taking bone away from one area of your body and putting it in another), then we’ll just move on straightaway with preparing the site where an implant will go—which usually means drilling down into the jawbone so we have room for an implant post (the part that screws into place).
You deserve the best dental care. You deserve the best dentist.
The best way to get dental implants is to visit a qualified dentist who offers this service. You’ll need to have an initial consultation where he/she will examine your mouth and discuss options with you before any procedures take place. At this point, we’ll determine which type of implant would work best for your situation based on several factors including whether there is enough bone left intact near each tooth socket area where we would be placing an implant screw shaft into bone (called osseointegration).
And unlike dentures or other dental procedures that rely on adhesives, dental implants won’t slip around or need constant adjustment. Since they’re anchored directly into your jawbone, they stay put… no matter what!
If it’s time for a new dentist or new dentist appointment near you—or even if it isn’t—we’d love to help get you started on the road back to good oral health and a better experience with your smile and dental care overall. If you are curious how much full dental implants cost, contact us today for a free consultation. We would love to add you to our dental family!