What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium screw-like inserts that are surgically placed under the gum tissue into the jawbone in or near the location of a lost or failing tooth.  This implant is fitted with an abutment screw to which incredibly lifelike and durable replacement teeth are attached.  Replacement teeth are custom matched to the proper size, shape, and color of existing teeth at one of the nations premier dental laboratories.  Dental implants are the only teeth replacement option that is designed as a permanent, non-removable treatment with the capability to last for a lifetime.  Dental implants are a sophisticated and self-supporting replacement for missing teeth, failing teeth, and removable dental prostheses such as dentures and bridges.  The dental practice of Dr. Smile More is located in sunny Delray Beach, FL and accepts patients from all nearby communities of Florida.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dr. Smile More strongly advocates the placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth, damaged teeth, or removable dentures and bridges because of the many important benefits that they provide patients in comparison to traditional teeth replacement options.  First and foremost, dental implants provide a complete, permanent, and fixed (non-removable) solution for tooth loss.  Secondly, dental implants actually become a permanent part of the anatomy of the patient’s jawbone through the process of osseointegration.  It’s this biological process that gives dental implants their trademark strength and stability to provide a phenomenal foundation for replacement teeth!  Dental implants are the only type of teeth replacement therapy that combats additional oral health problems related to tooth loss such as shifting or migrating teeth, gum recession, additional tooth loss, and even jawbone atrophy and loss.  Finally, dental implant supported restorations offer amazingly comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and natural looking replacement teeth that are used just like real teeth!

The Dental Implants Process

The process of getting dental implants from Dr. Ross in Delray Beach, FL is very straightforward and streamlined for our patients’ convenience.  Our dedicated and patient focused staff endeavor to ensure that our patients are both well informed and comfortable throughout their time under our care.  To begin the dental implant treatment process, prospective patients are required to attend a consultation with Dr. Ross at his Delray Beach, FL practice.  At this consultation, interested patients will have an opportunity to discuss all of their questions, concerns, treatment goals and expectations.  Dr. Ross will also conduct a thorough physical examination of the patient’s teeth, gums, and bone structure in order to help determine their candidacy for treatment.  Patients with deficiencies in the health of their gums or jawbones may require a supplemental procedure such as a dental bone graft or soft-tissue augmentation to address these issues in the months prior to the placement of dental implants.

If the patient’s oral anatomy can adequately sustain dental implants, then they will be scheduled for a routine outpatient surgery for the placement of their dental implants.  Following the successful implantation, the oral surgeon will suture the implant sites and may attach temporary restoration(s) to allow the healing process to begin.  Over the next few months, the new implants will fuse with the jawbone to become a permanent anchor for replacement teeth.  Once the implants have successfully integrated with the jaw, the replacement teeth will be affixed.  Lustrous and natural looking replacement teeth will replace any temporary restorations with permanent replacements at this time.

The actual length of the treatment process may vary considerably bases upon a variety of factors such as the types of restorations to be used, the number of dental implants required, and whether or not there are any oral health issues that need to be addressed prior to the placement of dental implants.  Dr. Ross will provide a complete report about your oral health and prognosis in addition to all of your available treatment options at the conclusion of your dental implant consultation in Delray Beach, FL.

Questions about Dental Implants?

If you are currently missing one or more teeth and you live in or near the Delray Beach, FL area then Dr. Smile More has an impeccable teeth replacement solution for you!  To learn more about why dental implants are the preferred tooth replacement solution or whether you might be a good candidate for dental implants, all that is required of you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ross at his Delray Beach, FL location.  Contact our practice to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Ross today!