Dental Implants: The State of the Art in Restorative Dentistry
People have been losing teeth for countless millennia -- and until recent times, the methods for replacing them have always been less than ideal. If you don't want to deal with denture cleaning, adhesives and the inevitable bone loss that accompanies the loss of your teeth, then dental implant surgery could be just what the dentist ordered -- the dentist in question being our own Dr. Steven Aaron at Kmart Dental. Implants can give you all the comfort, security and convenience of real teeth for decades to come.
What's wrong with old-fashioned dentures? While some individuals seem to tolerate them well enough, dentures are not without certain shortcomings. One of the most important disadvantages is the fact that they do nothing to stop bone loss in the jaw, a natural consequence of having no tooth roots to stimulate regular bone regeneration. As the jaw continues to shrink, the dentures lose their fit, calling for periodic relining or replacement. Dentures also have their own special cleaning routine, can slip while you're eating or talking, and may last only a few years before wearing out or breaking.
Dental implants solve these problems handily. An implant is built on a threaded titanium post driven into the jawbone, where it eventually fuses with the surrounding bone to create a permanent bond -- no worries about slipping, popping or clicking dentures. The post provides the same bone stimulation that a tooth root would, preventing bone loss. Implants require no special cleaning or care beyond ordinary dental hygiene, and they should provide decades of trouble-free service.
Receiving Dental Implants from Our Miami Restorative Dentist
Before you leap into the process of getting dental implants, our Miami restorative dentist will make sure that you have no health conditions or other factors that might contraindicate surgery. It's important that you have sufficient bone density in the jaw at the time of the implant, otherwise we may have to administer a bone graft beforehand. Once we have installed the posts, be prepared to wait a few months until the bone-and-titanium fusion is complete. We then attach a permanent crown to the post.
Dental implants are highly versatile. We can replace a single tooth with a single implant, or we can replace an entire row of teeth by anchoring them onto just a few strategically-positioned posts. This, along with their superb durability, can make implants a practical and even cost-effective tooth replacement solution.
Call Kmart Dental to Learn More About Dental Implants
The first step in any conversation about receiving dental implants is to schedule a consultation and examination at Kmart Dental. Dr. Aaron will determine whether you're a good candidate for implants, discuss the procedure and costs with you in detail while advising you on how to maintain good dental health and protect your new "teeth." Call 305-947-9001 to schedule an appointment and learn more about this amazing restorative technique!