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Are you dealing with multiple tooth loss? Learn the difference between replacing teeth with single implants versus implant-supported dentures.
We get many questions about the reason it can take up to a few months for dental implants to heal. Though there are full mouth procedures where you can leave with a brand new smile in one day (Teeth Next Day), many times the implantation of one or a few dental implants must "osseointegrate" with your jaw. Osseointegration is the fusing of the implant with your jaw bone.
Sometimes our patients have lost many teeth and waited quite some time to place dental implants. Without your natural teeth, or implants in place, your jaw bone can begin to deteriorate. This leads to the face having a "sunken" appearance. For these patients it is necessary for Dr. Ajmo to perform a bone graft in order to create enough bone in the jaw for the implants to fuse with. Learn more about bone grafts in today's blog article.
Many patients that may be undergoing their first dental implant procedure may be confused about how a dental implant works or what parts there are. For this reason we have written an article about the basic anatomy of a dental implant.
Tooth loss can greatly harm your self-esteem as well as impact your ability to chew, bite, and speak. Fortunately, modern dentistry provides a number of advanced procedures to restore your smile to brilliance. The most common permanent solutions to replace missing or damaged teeth include single tooth, multiple tooth, full arch, and mini dental implants.
Getting dental implants in the Boca Raton area is the best way to replace missing teeth, but it is also the most time consuming. The reason a dental implant takes so long is because you first need to go through a process called osseointegration.
If you are considering getting dental implants in Palm Beach Gardens, the first thing you should know is how they work. There are different parts of an implant, including the post, temporary crown, abutment, and prosthetic tooth. Each different part of the implant is important, though only the post is permanent and cannot be removed. Here is some more information about each part of an implant for replacing your missing teeth.