Implants are natural-looking, long-lasting and predictable. They can fill the gaps that are left by missing teeth with beautiful, natural looking, permanent tooth replacements. These artistically crafted tooth restorations will give you back, not only a beautiful, healthy smile but also the ability to eat and smile again with confidence.
“Implants are the most natural and permanent way to replace missing teeth. Implants don’t require any extraneous support materials, such as bulky acrylic and metal that conventional partials and dentures do.” – Dr. Robert Stanton DMD – Dental Implants Fort Lauderdale
Dental Implants Fort Lauderdale
Surgically Placed Artificial Tooth Roots Capped by a Dental Crown
Implants are surgically placed artificial tooth roots that are capped by a dental crown. They can be used to restore any where from a single tooth, up to an entire arch of fourteen teeth:
For a single tooth: Oftentimes a dentist can place the implant and create a crown for the implant on the same day depending on where the implant is being placed, the health of the implant site and the patient’s chewing habits.Fort more informatiopn about Dental Implants Fort Lauderdale, call 954-568-9788.
For a full arch: For several missing teeth, some of the same criteria apply. Many times a dentist can place several implants and create the restorations for these implants on the same day so that the patient never has to wear a denture depending on the health of the implant sites, the amount of bone present, and the patient’s chewing habits.
Only specialized dentists can perform all the procedures involved in dental implants. With the help of a specialized dentist, a dental patient will have the convenience of completing their entire treatment in one office. The surgical phase of the treatment is planned using several different diagnostic tools, such as:
- digital panoramic x-rays
- a cone beam 3D CAT Scan
- 3D Virtual Implant computer-aided placement
Surgical teams follow well-established and documented criteria which results in very predictable results. A dental team that performs at this level will have an implant success rate of over 99%, which is well above typical industry standards for a dentist. Using the most modern surgical techniques and equipment allows us to perform these procedures with the least amount of trauma possible. This allows for a great reduction in post operative discomfort and shorter healing time and because of the use of computer aiding technology.
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Once the planning phase is complete, the patient is ready for surgery. Whenever possible, the dentist will limit the number of surgical visits to as few as possible. This will always be dictated by the condition of the area where the surgery is taking place. Implants are always placed in the patient’s healthy bone. Sometimes, there is not quite enough bone to cover the entire implant. In this case, the dentist will need to supplement the patient’s bone with grafted bone to ensure that the implant is fully covered.
Again, depending on the health of the surgical site, the needed healing time is determined on the day of the surgery; whether the tooth can be crowned immediately or not. If it is decided that the crown placement needs to wait for a period time while healing takes place, a good dentist will always create some type of temporary restoration during the healing phase. No patient is ever “toothless” in the surgical phase, and this allows our patients to resume normal activities and functions. Once the implant has healed and fused with the bone, the dentist can cap the implant with a beautifully prepared crown.
For Dental Implants Fort Lauderdale, Call Stanton Smiles today to schedule your next visit. 954-568-9788