What Are Dental Implants?
Since their inception over 30 years ago, dental implants have become the leading tooth-replacement option. They consist of a titanium anchor, which serves as an artificial tooth root, and a natural-looking replacement tooth. With dental implants, Dr. Edderai can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, or secure a full denture.
Commonly used in the medical field, titanium’s strength and biocompatibility make it perfect for applications in dentistry. The first step to place dental implants involves a brief oral surgery in which a specialist places the implant into the jawbone. Dr. Edderai will refer you to a trusted colleague for this portion of the procedure. In a period of three to six months, the bone tissue fuses with the implant, creating a secure foundation for a replacement tooth.
In the Next Step, Dr. Edderai attaches a specially modified replacement tooth or teeth to the implant post. Depending on your needs, Dr. Edderai may attach a crown, bridge, partial denture, or full denture. Care for the implant with daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental visits. Although the implant will not decay, you will need to practice good hygiene to ensure the health of surrounding teeth and gums. Once in place, dental implants last most people a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Reduced jawbone deterioration – Missing teeth cause the jawbone to wither and atrophy. Dental implants curb this negative side effect.
- Fuller facial profile – By supporting facial muscles, dental implants improve your overall appearance and can instantly make you look years younger.
- Unrivaled support and function – Because they’re secured in the jawbone, dental implants allow you to eat, chew, and speak confidently. You may even forget which tooth you have lost!
- Longevity – Dental implants are the longest-lasting tooth replacement option and can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
To reserve your personal consultation with Miami cosmetic dentist Dr. Edderai, call today at 305-947-7999 or make an appointment online. Dr. Edderai serves the Miami Beach area, including Aventura, Miami, North Miami Beach, Hollywood, Bay Harbor and Ft. Lauderdale, with comprehensive cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry for smiles that last.