What are implants?

An implant is a screw that will be placed inside of your bone. The implant consists of three components: the screw that goes in your bone, a custom abutment that will hold the crown on top of the screw.

What are the reasons to get an implant?

Implants are used when you have a missing tooth, or when there is a need to improve functionality or cosmetics.

What are the advantages of a dental implant?

Dental implants are 98% successful. They restore the missing tooth exactly where it used to be in your mouth.

What is the process of getting an implant?

The process starts with a three-dimensional x-ray to determine the width and size of your bone. The implant procedure, which involves placing a screw inside of your bone, usually takes about 45 minutes.

What are the steps in the process of placing a dental implant?

After the implant is placed in your bone, we wait for three months for it to integrate with your bone. Once integrated, the implant is ready to be restored. We then place the second part of the implant, the custom abutment, and your crown.

Will any bone grafting be required?

If there is not enough width or height of the bone, a procedure called bone grafting is required. We will get some bone and place it on top of yours to improve the quality and size of the bone to place an implant.

When choosing new artificial teeth, what are the options I will have, and what are the pros and cons of each?

You have options when restoring a missing tooth. You can have a removable device, or something that is fixed or permanently placed in your mouth. The best option mimics exactly the tooth that you had before. With a removable device, you will have to take it out for cleaning, which can be difficult to manage.

How long does it typically take to recover from dental implants?

Recovery from a dental implant typically takes one to two days.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care, a dental implant can last 10 or more years.

Can dental implants get cavities?

No, dental implants cannot get cavities as they are made of titanium and placed inside of your bone.

What are the costs and financing options involved with dental implants?

The cost for an implant, which includes three parts, is usually around $4,500 to $5,000. We offer excellent financing programs that can be tailored to your requirements.

Do most insurance plans cover the cost of dental implants?

Most insurance plans offer some coverage for dental implants.

How can I schedule an appointment to talk to a dentist about dental implants?

To schedule a free consultation for dental implants, please give us a call at (954) 419-5944. We're here to help you.

You don’t have to live with a smile full of unsightly holes. Dental implants are the closest option to having healthy, natural teeth. They allow you to eat, smile, laugh, talk, and enjoy everyday activities without worrying.

You don’t have to live with a smile full of unsightly holes. Dental implants are the closest option to having healthy, natural teeth. They allow you to eat, smile, laugh, talk, and enjoy everyday activities without worrying.

Can you imagine being able to chew and speak as before? All the negative feelings that come with missing teeth will drift away. The implant treatment plan will transform the feel and function of your smile and even improve your long-term health. Dental implants appear natural and keep facial contours intact by preventing bone deterioration that often occurs when teeth are missing.

What are Dental Implants?

implantDental implants are a great and permanent solution for tooth loss. They replace the tooth, from root to crown, and do not require the help of surrounding teeth. Dental implants consist of tiny titanium rods inserted into the empty gum tissue sockets left by missing teeth. The rods act as roots and provide a solid base for an artificial tooth.

Implants have a high success rate and are considered the new standard in tooth replacement. They are the best option because they fit and function like natural teeth. They are the best alternative to natural teeth, offering a permanent, secure, and safe solution. Learn more by following this link.

Three parts make up a dental implant:

  • The implant: a tiny titanium screw inserted into the jaw bone socket where the original tooth used to be.
  • The abutment: a small metal piece that connects the implant and the crown and ensures the perfect fit.
  • The dental crown: the artificial tooth that matches the teeth perfectly and is attached to the implant.

What Can I Expect From the Implant Surgical Procedure?

During your procedure, a small incision is made into the gums. The titanium implant post is placed into the jawbone, and the tissue is closed over the implant. You are then sent home to heal.

While at home, the jaw bone integrates with the titanium post in an osseointegration process. The bone slowly grows securely around the implant. The healing process takes anywhere from two to six months. Some patients ask for a temporary crown until the process is complete.

Once healed properly, the abutment is attached to the titanium post. The new crown is fitted to the opposite end of the abutment. Once secured tightly, your brand-new tooth should instantly feel comfortable and match your natural teeth. You are sent home with aftercare instructions.

This incredible restoration replaces a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a complete upper and lower arch. Learn more about dental implants here.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

ImplantThe most significant benefit is greater enjoyment of life. But the benefits go way beyond this:

  • Improved appearance:With tooth loss comes bone loss. Without bone support, your facial structure changes shape, making you appear older and gaunt.
  • Easier speaking: Removable dentures slip around in the mouth and impact speaking ability, causing slurring and mumbling.
  • Easier eating: Implants are so secure in your jaw that they allow you to bite with the same force as natural teeth. You can once again enjoy all the foods you love.
  • Easy oral hygiene & convenience: Implants don’t require sticky glues, cleaning tablets, or strange flossers. Just brush normally!
  • Improved oral health: Dental implants can’t get cavities. Nor do they require attachment to neighboring teeth like dental bridges, improving oral health significantly.
  • Bone loss prevention:Missing teeth equals bone loss in the jaw. Bones need constant stimulation from teeth to not deteriorate. Dental Implants provide jaw bone stimulation.
  • Durability: From time to time, other tooth replacement options need repairs or be replaced entirely. If properly cared for, implants can last a whole lifetime.

Where Can I Get Dental Implants?

The DentaCare Associates team in Plantation, Florida, wants to help you with your dental needs. Dental implants require sufficient jawbone to support the implant and no signs of periodontal disease. Your dentist must consider many factors when determining if you are a candidate for an implant dentistry treatment. We would love to evaluate your particular case and answer any questions about the implant dentistry process.

Come To DentaCare Associates With Your Dental Implant Questions

DentaCare Associates offers various dental implants that provide a natural tooth look for missing teeth. Dental implants are the one and only dental restoration that preserves natural bone, helping stimulate bone growth.

Dental implant surgery is cost-effective, straightforward, and a standard dental care treatment at DentaCare Associates. Call our dental practice today at (954) 419-5944. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you rediscover your smile. Ask us about our other dental procedures, like cosmetic dentistry.