Dental implants in Plantation, FL are the perfect solution to replace missing teeth. If you have lost teeth and would like them replaced, our dentist in Plantation, FL can show you how easy it is to regain your beautiful smile. We offer restorative solutions with dental implants, dentures or partial dentures for anyone who has missing teeth or badly damaged teeth.
Dental Implants are the next best thing to real teeth. Implants are “anchors” which look like screws. They are made from titanium and other materials and are compatible with the human body. Implants have a secure fit, which allows you to chew and speak normally. Implants can also be used under dentures to gain more retention.
Below are the 2-3 basic steps involved:
- First, the implant is surgically placed into the jaw, attaching it to the bone. This process is called osseointegration and takes approximately 3-6 months.
- For some, the next step may be the attachment of an extension, commonly called a post or abutment, which is secured to the implant.
- Finally, a crown is built based on the shape, color and sized fit, in order to blend with your other teeth.
Dental implants are known for their ability to fit and function like your natural teeth. The procedure involves inserting a root (implant), and then adding an extension (abutment). The dentist then makes the most fitting crown to ensure that it provides proper functions and aesthetics. A complete evaluation is required prior to performing the procedure. Our professional dentists make sure that the inserted crowns look natural. Implants can also be used under dentures to gain more retention.
Westside Dental Center has a visiting periodontist who performs the surgical steps of the implants and Dr. Dham does the implant restorations. Both have decades of experience performing these procedures.
If you have lost all or some of your natural teeth, whether from tooth decay, periodontal disease or injury, dentures are another option to give you back your smile. Replacing missing teeth with dentures benefits your health and appearance. Dentures provide support and without this support, facial muscles can sag, making you look much older. They give you the freedom to eat and speak with ease – tasks many of us take for granted, until the loss of natural teeth.
There are many types of complete dentures. Our dentists in Plantation, FL provide conventional full dentures. These are made and set for placement in your mouth after your remaining teeth have been removed and tissues are fully healed. Healing may take up to several months, depending on each individual patient.
Immediate complete dentures are inserted right after the remaining teeth are removed. We measure and create models of your jaw at your preliminary visit. With immediate dentures you do not have to go without teeth during the healing period. If you wear full dentures it is important to continue taking good care of your mouth. Proper brushing of your gums, tongue and palate daily before inserting your dentures helps stimulate circulation in tissue and helps remove plaque.
If you need removable partial dentures, these often consist of replacement teeth that are attached on a gum-colored or pink plastic base connected on a metal framework. Our dentists specialize in dentures and will create custom options to fit either your missing tooth or a whole set of teeth.
Or office provides quality dental services and is the best choice for dental implants in Plantation, FL. To learn more about some of our other services, like Teeth Whitening in Plantation, FL fill out the appointment request form above. We can’t wait to meet you!