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The Benefits of Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants

If you’re struggling with dental issues and can’t seem to get back to a confident smile, understanding the benefits of dental implants and how they can help you, is crucial in making an informed decision about taking the next steps. Rather than opting for bridges and crowns or dentures, dental implants are the most popular long-term solution for those who suffer from chronic dental problems, or missing teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small posts made of titanium, surgically placed into the bone socket to replace the root of a missing tooth. A strong and durable replacement tooth, made to match your surrounding natural teeth and blend perfectly, is then anchored in place to let you enjoy laughing with confidence, smiling comfortably, and even eating your favorite foods.

The oral surgeon begins the dental implant process by using a titanium implant fixture that will fuse to the living bone cells of the jaw over time. This process forms a durable anchor for the new teeth.

Dental implants usually consist of three parts: 

1) The implant, which will permanently attach to your jaw and is a screw that will serve as the root for new teeth. 

2) The abutment, which is a permanent connector that will hold a tooth or set of teeth.

3) The crown, which is usually made of zirconium or porcelain and is the only visible part of the tooth. 

What Types of Dental Implants Does Our Practice Offer?

Missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to drift out of position, which can lead to a change in your bite, loss of additional teeth, tooth decay, gum disease, and migraine headaches. As a solution, we offer the following dental implants: 

Zirconium Implants

Ceramic tooth implants, specifically known as zirconium or zirconia dental implants, are one of the newer forms of dental implants. They are tooth-colored, compatible with our tissues, and made of the hardest material next to diamonds. 

Bio Horizon Implants

These strong and secure metal free dental implants are an amazing solution to missing teeth. As a mercury free dentist, we use Bio-Horizon Implants because of their precision engineering and patented laser surface, unique within the industry as the only surface treatment shown to attach and retain both hard and soft tissue.

How to Take Care of a Dental Implant

Dental implants can be quite an investment, and ensuring proper dental care after the procedure is essential. Start by following these 5 steps: 

  1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, positioning your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle against the gumline.
  2. Use floss threaders daily to reach around the implant area.
  3. Rinse your mouth with a gentle mouthwash once a day to irrigate the area around the implant.
  4. Keep up with regular dental visits at least twice a year to ensure that your implant is remaining in healthy condition. 
  5. If you haven’t already, it’s time to quit smoking. Smoke damages the delicate tissues in the mouth and can weaken the gums and bones supporting your implant.

Get the Best Dental Implants with Dr. Misch Dietsch

Looking for tooth replacement in Coral Gables, FL? Our very own Dr. Francine Misch-Dietsh specializes in innovative implant methods and is currently Clinical Professor of Oral Implantology in the Department of Periodontology at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is also an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Implant Dentistry, and is considered one of the foremost providers of dental implants in the Miami area. 

Though you now know the benefits of dental implants, if you’re still interested in learning more, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Misch Dietsh. 

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