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IMPLANT BRIDGE CROWN
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IMPLANT INFECTION TREATMENT
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IMPLANT SUPPORTED DENTURES
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Most dentists will do everything they can to save your natural teeth. Extracting teeth is usually only a last resort when conventional measures don’t work very well, but sometimes tooth extraction is the only option available to help a patient with toothache, infection, or more serious problems.
When a tooth must be removed, or when a tooth falls out due to advanced periodontal disease, our skilled prosthodontist Dr. Hervas, can install dental implants to help the patient regain a beautiful and functional smile. Traditional methods of restoring a smile before dental implants included bridges and full or partial dentures, but implants give us a wide range of options to choose from that are better for the patient’s long-term dental health.
Your natural teeth are actually secured to your jawbone, and throughout the day, you eat and speak, which causes your teeth to make contact with one another and with your tongue. These little contacts create pressure on the jawbone, which helps to strengthen the bone that’s holding your teeth in place.
When a tooth is removed and is not replaced, two things happen:
- The teeth surrounding the gap shift and move to try to fill the gap. This causes all the teeth on that row to become misaligned, which can cause tooth gaps or discomfort.
- The bone that used to support the tooth shrinks, and this can cause the surrounding teeth to loosen. Without the regular pressure on the bone, it shrinks away.
Dental implants help to solve both of these problems. While a bridge or partial denture might help to preserve the alignment of the teeth, these techniques don’t apply the continual pressure that the bone needs to help keep it healthy. If the bone shrinks away, it can cause tooth loss in the surrounding teeth over time.
A dental implant is a device made of medical-grade biocompatible titanium. These little screws are attached directly to the jawbone, where they become fused to the bone like a natural tooth root. Once the fuse is secure, a crown is added to the top of the implant to make it look like a natural tooth.
Dental implants can be used for other purposes as well. They can be used to secure dentures or to attach a bridge if multiple teeth are lost or missing.If you’re considering dental implants, it’s important to choose the right dentist. We have the best implant dentist in South Florida, and we invite you to contact our office servicing Plantation, to talk about dental implants and whether they are a good option for your tooth loss.