The benefits of dental implants at our Miami practice are not just cosmetic. Indeed, dental implants can help maintain proper bite, gum health, and jaw bone mass, restoring functionality and health to your smile.
When a tooth is missing from the arch of the bone, the bone mass will begin to atrophy due to lack of use. This process can be prevented with the placement of dental implants. Implant dentistry is composed of two steps: implant surgery and crown placement. During the surgical portion of the procedure, a titanium root or base is placed in the jawbone, below the space where the tooth is missing. After three to six months, the new tooth crown is placed on the implant. Your new tooth is as strong and stable as a healthy natural tooth. The dental implant will stimulate bone cells during normal functions such as chewing, thereby preventing further degeneration of the jawbone. It is important to place the implant as soon as possible after tooth loss to prevent any significant atrophy from occurring.
Dental implants from our office yield incredible restorative results that far surpass those achieved with removable bridges, partials and dentures.
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