Dental Implant FAQs
Dental Implants: Saving Smiles and Changing Lives in Plantation, FL & Hollywood, FL
You never dreamed YOU would need a dental implant. In fact, you’re not entirely sure what one is. Scan the list of frequently asked questions below to enhance your knowledge and ease your concerns.
We are not exaggerating when we say dental implants have revolutionized the way we treat missing teeth. They anchor artificial teeth in the jaw, making the new teeth as strong as your natural teeth. This allows you to eat anything and not worry about your teeth slipping when you talk, eat, and laugh. Dental implants allow you to live your life to the fullest!
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What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth made up of three parts. The implant itself is a small titanium post that we place in your jaw. An abutment, or connector, attaches the implant to the crown. The crown is the final restoration, the visible part of the dental implant.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Can last a lifetime – very high long-term success
- Don’t slip or fall out
- Look and feel natural
- Protect the jawbone from deterioration
- Eliminate dietary restrictions
- Prevent damage to adjacent teeth
Why should I come to Plantation Oral Surgery for dental implants?
Why choose us? Excellent question. Simply put, we are one of the best in our field. We use only premium instruments and materials, and Drs. Berley and Torres have extensive training and experience with our state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology.
We specialize in the most complex dental implant cases. In fact, we are where patients come when they’ve got no options left or they have had failures or issues before. And we don’t disappoint. Our patients come back to thank us with hugs, smiles, and gushing testimonials. A better question might be: why would you go anywhere else?
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are made of titanium, a metal that permanently bonds with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This fusion is so effective that it allows dental implants to function like natural teeth in all chewing, biting, and dietary capacities.
How long does it take to replace a tooth with an implant?
The entire process of getting a dental implant from start to finish can take from 3-12 months, depending on the surgical site, your need for bone grafting, and the complexity of your case.
Will I need to have bone grafting?
On average, patients that have had a missing tooth for more than a few months will need bone grafting before or in conjunction with dental implant surgery. A consultation with one of our dentists will reveal the details of your specific case. We understand each patient is unique, so we tailor treatments accordingly.
Will I miss work?
Plan to take the rest of the day off following your implant procedure. Most patients return to work the next day with very little discomfort.
Do dental implants hurt?
No! We perform dental implant surgery under your choice of a variety of anesthesia options, and we keep the surgical site numb during the procedure. Later in the day, as the anesthesia wears off, you may start to have some mild discomfort but nothing you can’t control with over-the-counter medications.