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Are you ready to do something about your missing tooth? If you are tired of remembering not to smile too broadly in case someone might notice it, an implant can give you back your dazzling smile. The first step is to find out more about dental implants in Miami by calling our office to schedule an initial appointment with our dentist.
What is Dental Implant Surgery?
Implant surgery allows a dentist to insert an artificial tooth root and tooth in your mouth to replace a missing tooth. Because you now have a metal tooth root, your jawbone will not deteriorate in that spot. The jawbone encircles the implant, which is what keeps your face from sinking in and making you look like you are frowning. Dental implants are the only restoration that allows you to keep the shape of your face over time.
Are There Affordable Dental Implants?
While we pride ourselves on offering affordable dental implants at our office, each patient’s cost is different. Besides there being several types of implant procedures, including endosteal and subperiosteal, there are different materials that we can use which affect the cost. For an accurate estimate, please call our office to request a consultation with one of our dentists. If the dental implants cost is a concern, ask about our flexible payment options.
What is the Dental Implants Cost with Insurance?
Typically, dental implants insurance isn’t provided, although premium dental insurance may cover a portion of the dental implants cost, but call your provider for confirmation. Even without dental implants insurance, we may be able to find a solution. When you schedule your initial appointment, ask about our financing options.
What is the Typical Dental Implants Procedure?
First, our dentist evaluates your jawbone. If it is strong enough to hold an implant, he or she will give you an endosteal implant by placing a titanium screw in your jawbone to act as a root for your prosthetic tooth. Once the area heals, the dentist will use dental cement to attach a crown. If you do not have enough jawbone left for bone grafting, our dentist will use a subperiosteal implant, which goes between the jawbone and gum and attaches to a metal frame instead of your jawbone.
How Would Having a Dental Implants Procedure Benefit Me?
Implants have many benefits, including:
- You can taste food better than you can with dentures
- Increased function and dental structure
- Implants stay in your mouth; dentures can fall out at the most embarrassing moments
- Implants are a long-term solution
- Implants don’t get toothaches or cavities
Is There More Than One Type of Implant?
Yes, we offer different types of implants to meet our patient’s needs and fit different budgets. The dental implants procedure you select may be:
A Single Implant
A single implant replaces a missing tooth with an anchored crown. The anchor helps prevent jawbone deterioration. If you would like to know more about how dental implants in Miami can restore your smile, call our office to schedule an appointment.
Minis attach to fitted dentures to hold them in place. The dentures come out at night, and then you securely place them back in the morning. Implant retained dentures do not slip or move around in your mouth, preventing embarrassment when speaking or eating.
A bridge supported by implants does not depend on neighboring teeth to hold it in place. Our dentist does not have to remove any healthy tooth material from the surrounding teeth to place crowns on them when you choose a bridge held in place by implants.
Do I Have To Alter My Oral Care Routine if I Get Dental Implants?
No, you will brush and floss normally. However, regular checkups and cleanings are more important than ever to keep your implant healthy. Our dentist may suggest a special toothbrush or mouth rinse for you to use.
Can Everyone Get Dental Implants?
If you would like a missing tooth replaced with a natural looking prosthetic, call our office to set up a convenient appointment with our dentist. Only a dentist can determine if your jawbone can support an implant. If not, you still have options as a bone graft may be possible. We will do our best to find a solution to your missing tooth or teeth and restore your smile.
Are Implants Durable?
Your oral health and the amount of pressure placed on the implant when you bite play a major role in determining how long your implant will last. When you speak with our dentist, he or she can give you a better idea of how long your implant will last, which can be anywhere from 10 years to a lifetime.