For many adults, having dental implants is the next best thing to having natural teeth. If you’ve lost teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. Missing teeth can make eating difficult, and cause problems with your remaining teeth. Yaron Tavory, DMD, PA and the expert team at Tavory Family Dentistry in Boca Raton, Florida, can help with dental implants that feel and function like natural teeth. To find out more, call the office, or schedule an appointment online.
A dental implant is a metal post that’s implanted directly into your jawbone. An artificial tooth, also called a crown, is attached to the post. Implants fuse with your jaw, so they look and feel exactly like natural teeth.
Implants are used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. They’re also used to anchor bridges and dentures in place if you don’t have an original tooth to use as an anchor.
When it comes to replacement teeth, dental implants are the most aesthetic, longest lasting option. They have many additional benefits, including:
Implants are even stronger than your original teeth, and they aren’t susceptible to infection or tooth decay.
If you’re an adult who’s missing some of your teeth, or if you need a crown or bridge replaced, or you find dentures to be uncomfortable, you may be a candidate for implants. An exam and consultation with an expert at Tavory Family Dentistry can help determine if you’re a candidate and whether implants are the best option to replace your missing teeth.
At Tavory Family Dentistry, implants are performed by a board-certified periodontist who specializes in installing dental implants. This specialist creates a treatment plan based on your individual needs; if you need many implants, you’ll have a series of procedures to make the process manageable for you.
The implant process happens in two stages. First, the skilled specialist installs the metal post in your jawbone. This is a minor surgical procedure, performed in the office, usually requiring only a local anesthetic.
The metal implant gradually fuses to the jawbone; this can take 6-12 weeks to complete. When your jawbone has healed around the post, the specialist attaches your artificial tooth and makes sure it’s comfortable within your mouth.
Implants take some time, but you’ll discover they’re worth the wait when you see your dazzling new smile and feel how easy it is to eat and speak without missing teeth. To learn more, call the office today, or schedule an appointment online.