Being able to effectively replace missing teeth has been one of the most important parts of dentistry for generations. Thankfully, over the past two decades, dentists around the world have been able to provide a solution that offers a lifetime of strong and beautiful results: dental implants. This treatment goes above and beyond other replacements to improve patients’ oral health and appearance in such a way that it seems like their teeth never went missing in the first place, and now, you can get them right here in Ft. Lauderdale thanks to Island City Dental.
In order for a patient to be a qualified candidate for dental implants, they need good oral health, stable overall health, and enough strong jawbone to support the new roots. Once all of these conditions are met (our team can help you with any that are lacking), we can discuss what kind of restoration would be the best solution for your particular situation:
A dental implant root can be used to support an all-porcelain crown that fits neatly between two healthy teeth. Unlike with a traditional bridge, the surrounding dental structure doesn’t need to be altered at all to make room for this new tooth.
Implant-retained crowns can be located throughout the mouth to close the gaps left by nonconsecutive missing teeth, and a few roots can even secure a partial denture directly to the jawbone. For patients with more than one tooth missing in a row, implants can also provide support for a bridge that replaces up to three teeth simultaneously.
Instead of relying on a removable denture that is constantly slipping and sliding, patients with several missing teeth can get a denture that is anchored to their jawbone using just four to six carefully placed implants. This is much more efficient than replacing each tooth individually, plus implant prosthetics have a secure fit that brings back much more of a patient’s bite strength.
Patients at Island City Dental are in luck when it comes to dental implants because we have two dentists who can both perform the entire procedure from start to finish, including the surgical placement of the new roots. Rather than forcing you to run between different offices to get everything you need, you’ll be able to rebuild your smile in one convenient location while working with the same dentist and team. This approach is not only more convenient for patients, but it also helps them save time and money in the end.
We completely personalize every implant treatment we provide here at Island City Dental, which means the cost of the procedure can vary from patient to patient depending on their specific needs. We’ll go over all pricing information with you before beginning treatment so you’ll know exactly what you’ll be expected to pay. We can also talk about how we can use your insurance and financing to make the treatment much more affordable.
Because dental implants last so much longer compared to other replacements, they are actually the most cost effective option for restoring missing teeth. Instead of having to redo your dental work every five to seven years like with a regular denture or bridge, you’ll be able to rely on your implants for 30+ years with minimal maintenance.
Are you still wondering whether dental implants are the best restorative solution to replace your missing teeth? With decades of research behind this modern procedure, some even published by Dr. Hasan Yap himself, it’s able to offer patients benefits that no other traditional option to replace missing teeth can. When you visit our practice for an initial consultation, Dr. Yap can answer any questions you have and walk you through the process. For now, we’ve collected some common questions we get below for your convenience.
Not every patient requires a bone graft before they can get their dental implants placed. If you’ve been missing teeth for quite awhile and have never gotten them replaced, your jawbone may have begun deteriorating. After you get your titanium posts surgically placed, they’ll need to fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This allows them to be a stable and strong foundation for your replacement teeth to be placed on. Without a dense enough jawbone, they may not be able to fuse with the bone, posing an increase risk of failure, making a bone graft necessary.
Dr. Yap requires each patient getting dental implants to schedule an initial consultation to decrease their risk of implant failure. He’ll inspect your oral health and take images of your mouth and facial structure to help him determine whether or not you need any preparatory surgeries or treatments such as gum disease therapy, a tooth extraction, or a bone graft. The initial consultation is also a great time to ask any questions you may have and make sure that the dental implant procedure is a good fit for your lifestyle.
Every patient’s dental implant procedure is different. There’s no way to know how long the process will take until you’ve consulted with a professional and they’ve been able to address:
When you visit our office, we’ll outline a customized treatment plan that will answer some questions you may have, like how long it will take to replace your teeth and how much it will cost. It’s also important to keep in mind that between certain procedures, you’ll need to allow your gums to heal properly to reduce the risk of implant failure. That way, your restorations will be secure, strong, and last for decades.
Dental implants are the closest option to replace missing teeth to the real deal. That means you’ll get to take care of them exactly as you would your natural teeth. With the proper maintenance, you’ll be able to reduce your risk of experiencing complications and help them last for up to 35 years. To get the most out of your new smile, you’ll want to: