How Dental Implants Can Make You Smile Again

Posted by Dr. Soto Nov 29, 2021

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People who have been left feeling embarrassed about their smiles for so long are ideal candidates for dental implants. There are many reasons why you would rather avoid opening your mouth to smile, which is unfortunate because it is a means of communicating with others, and missing teeth is usually at the top of that list.

Whatever the reason you are missing teeth, do not delay getting help to salvage your smile. Tooth loss eventually leads to bone loss, which means procedures to make you smile again will be more complicated … and expensive.

Let’s talk about how exactly dental implants can help restore your smile.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are posts made of titanium that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. They become tooth roots that will support the posts that will serve as anchors for the crowns or bridges that will be placed over them. Before crowns or bridges are placed over the implants, they should first bond with the jawbone, in a process called osseointegration, which can take several months to complete. Your dentist can provide dentures in the interim.

The reason you should not delay getting treatment is when the jawbone disintegrates, it complicates the process of fusion. You may need a bone graft which the titanium posts will fuse to. You need a strong jawbone to protect the dental implants.

After the dental implants have bonded with the jawbone, your dentist can proceed to place the posts to the implants — which will protrude through the gums — and the dental crowns, or partial or full dentures, creating a look that’s natural. Since dental implants are surgically implanted, dental crowns and bridges stay securely in place.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Having missing teeth comes with serious risks. With dental implants, the following can be prevented:

  • Other teeth shifting out of position, developing issues, and eventually falling out
  • Painful chewing, inability to chew food properly, causing digestive issues
  • Bone loss
  • Change in facial structure due to bone loss, such as sagging or hollow-looking cheeks

Once dental implants surgery is complete, you leave the dental clinic ready to take on the world and say goodbye to getting embarrassed every time you open your mouth. Dental implants are also low maintenance. With proper hygiene and regular visits to your dentist, dental implants can last a lifetime.

As great dental implants are, they are not for everyone. Your dentist will evaluate your teeth and mouth and determine whether this is right for you. Make sure to choose a dentist that specializes in this procedure or a dental implant surgeon, for skill and expertise, for the best treatment outcome.

Dental Implant Surgeon in Plantation, FL

To find out if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, schedule a consultation with a highly experienced dental implant surgeon in Plantation, Dr. Ernie Soto. Dr. Soto regularly performs dental implant surgery and with great success. Dr. Soto’s exceptional skill in creating beautiful, natural-looking smiles makes him one of the most well-regarded dentists in Plantation, Florida.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Soto, call our Plantation dental clinic today at (954) 368-6264 or use our convenient appointment request form. We look forward to being your partner in getting the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

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