Dental Implants

Dental Implants

For those who are missing teeth, dental implants help restore health and beauty to your smile. Implants are attached to your jawbone unlike dentures or traditional bridges. Dental implants look and feel more like your own teeth. Adequate bone in the jaw is needed to support your new implant, and the ideal candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal diseases.

Before you can get dental implants, must be a viable candidate. You must have enough bone to provide an anchor for the implant. The implant procedure has two main parts. First the implant is placed into the jaw bone and given time to heal. This process called osseointegration can take from up to six mouths and when completed the implant will be connected to the jaw bone. Next, the cosmetic dentist places a temporary crown on the implant to allow growth of the gum. Finally a permanent crown replaces the temporary one. The success rate of implants according to numerous sources is up to 98%. The upper jaw area has a slight lower success rate of 95% because it is less dense than the lower jaw.

The cost of dental implants varies depending on what a patient need to get done. For instance, one implant and a crown can cost at least $5,000. If a patient needs a full mouth restoration (both top and bottom teeth) the cost can be upwards of $100,000. Remember these are estimates and each Miami cosmetic dentist may different prices.

Dental Implants Facial Collapse and How to Fix It

Facial Collapse and How to Fix It

After your teeth are all extracted, the jaws begin to shrink. Your body now considers the bone in the jaws to be useless, and it takes those minerals for use elsewhere. Over a period of ten or twenty years, you will end up with a condition called Facial Collapse. Photos on this page are courtesy …

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Dental Implants Dental Implant Horror Stories

Dental Implant Horror Stories

When it comes to general dentistry, if something goes wrong, you might end up losing a tooth. However, when things go wrong with dental implants, the health of your entire body is at risk. Dental implantology involves both a restorative and a surgical aspect. Some dentists rely heavily on an oral surgeon to assist them …

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Dental Implants Cost of Dental Implant Restoration

Cost of Dental Implant Restoration

The first fundamental in understanding the costs of dental implant treatment is that there are two separate parts of the treatment—surgical and restorative. In fact, for the highest level of care, two different specialists are typically involved. The surgical treatment is performed by an oral surgeon, the restorative treatment by a restorative dentist. Some people …

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Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Care for Seniors

Dental Care for Seniors

A healthy smile is important at every age, but as we age, our dental needs change. Seniors tend to require more restorative dentistry treatments than other age groups. Dentists offer a variety of restorative dentistry treatments to repair dental damage and improve oral health. Schedule a consultation to find out which treatments are right for you. …

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Dental Implants How to Finance Dental Implants

How to Finance Dental Implants

Dentists are always going to be required professionals that keep our teeth in working order, especially when it comes to dental implants. Anybody who’s ever had an abscessed tooth can testify to the grave importance of our trusty neighborhood Dentist. But when is too much too much? How do we keep the dental fees down …

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Dental Implants Mini Dental Implants & Cost

Mini Dental Implants & Cost

If you have either lost your teeth, or had to have some removed because of decay or damage, then you may have begun to look into different dental implant options in order to figure out which kind may be best for you. While there are different types, one of the most popular versions currently are …

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Dental Implants What are Dental Implants?

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures.  Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by an …

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Dental Implants Thinking of Dental Implants? Stop and Read This First.

Thinking of Dental Implants? Stop and Read This First.

So you are thinking about having dental implants huh? We are here to make your job easy in this process. There is quite that you and your dentist need to know about this procedure. And if everyone involved is well informed and prepared, the process is very simple and you will enjoy your brand new …

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Dental Implant Facts

  • It has been estimated that 69 percent of Americans age 35 to 44 have at least one missing tooth, and one in four over the age of 74 have lost ALL their natural teeth.
  • Many options exist to replace missing teeth but only one – dental implants – provides the  feel, function and appearance of natural teeth. Read more about the benefits of dental implants over other treatment options.
  • Ancient dental implants have been traced back to around 600 AD, when tooth-like pieces of shell were hammered into the jaw of a Mayan woman. Thank goodness for contemporary dentistry!
  • Contemporary dental implants, which have been in use for many decades, have been proven safe and effective.
  • Usually made of titanium, a dental implant replaces the root of the missing tooth root and provides a strong and sturdy foundation for one or more replacement teeth or crowns.
  • Teeth restored with dental implants can’t get cavities! An replacement tooth, or crown, doesn’t decay like a natural tooth, but you still must brush, floss and care for it and your surrounding natural teeth and gums in the same manner as natural teeth. Regular professional cleanings and dental check-ups also are essential.
  • Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
  • It is important to do your homework and seek a well-qualified, experienced dental implant dentist and treatment option that will meet your long-term functional and cosmetic needs. Implant dentists credentialed by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) are experts and have demonstrated training, competence and documented success in implant dentistry, and have met national standards of education and practice in oral implantology. Read more about questions to ask and how to find an implant dentist.
  • In 1951, a small group of dentists who were successfully placing dental implants came together to form the AAID to share their knowledge on the practice of implantology. The  Academy is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to the advancement of implant dentistry. Committed to top quality patient care and to research, education and excellence in implant dentistry, the AAID’s more than 4,000 members include general dentists, specialists, individual practitioners and members who are part of a team.