Dental Implants – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Restore Your Smile With The Gold Standard Solution
Dental Implants Transform Smiles And Lives
Missing teeth can damage your self-confidence and have a negative impact on your professional and personal life. Tooth loss can lead to declining oral health and function, negatively impacting your chewing and nutrition. Even a single missing tooth can cause loss of bone and shifting of surrounding teeth, while empty spaces can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Whether you are living with tooth loss caused by decay, gum disease, injury, congenital defects or any other reason, dental implants are the gold standard solution for restoring a natural-looking smile. Dental implants can replace one tooth, several teeth, one arch or both and preserve the underlying bone. They provide the strength and stability to eat all the foods you love and the durability to restore your smile for many years to come. The team at Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique & Spa has extensive experience placing dental implants in Fort Lauderdale, FL and can help you achieve a new smile and quality of life with this permanent tooth replacement solution.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of three parts. The implant post is usually made of titanium, a biocompatible material surgically inserted into the jawbone that acts as a replacement for the missing tooth root. The abutment is attached to the top of the implant and serves as a stable connector between the implant and the crown. It is either made of titanium or a tooth-colored material and can be separate from the fixture or a single integrated unit. The customized prosthesis is a single crown, a zirconia bridge or full mouth dental implants that replace the missing tooth or teeth. This permanent solution requires the precision of a skilled implant dentist and advanced surgical technology to optimize treatment outcomes and ensure long-term success. Dental implants in Fort Lauderdale, FL provide superior strength and durability, enabling you to eat, smile, laugh, talk and follow a normal oral hygiene routine. At our beautiful, spa-like practice, Dr. Patty expertly restore smiles using the latest techniques and high-quality materials, coupled with sedation options that alleviate anxiety or discomfort.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants provide numerous advantages over other tooth replacement options. Traditional dentures are not fixed in place, so they often slip or feel unstable, which can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Bridges require modification of teeth and crowns on both sides of the missing tooth. Neither dentures nor bridges prevent bone loss after a tooth is lost. Dental implants only require proper jawbone density to remain secure and strong and provide ongoing stimulation to keep your bone healthy. Implant-supported dentures provide a stable, natural-looking and permanent replacement for as many teeth as needed. For these reasons, dental implants are considered the gold standard tooth replacement solution.
The Lasting Benefits Of Dental Implants
- Prevents bone loss
- Supports and matches adjacent teeth
- Restores bite force
- Prevents facial changes
- Enables natural speech
- Will not decay
- Can brush and floss like natural teeth
- Provides unsurpassed durability
Versatile Dental Implant Options
After they fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration, dental implants offer strength and durability. Implant-supported dentures eliminate common issues associated with traditional dentures, such as teeth falling out, clicking, slipping, messy adhesives and removal at night for cleaning. At Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique & Spa, we offer single dental implants, zirconia bridges and immediate load, full mouth dental-implant supported options that streamline the process. With all these protocols, we provide a temporary prosthesis so you will not have to live another day with missing teeth. Although the best dental implant candidates have healthy gums, sufficient jawbone density and are non-smokers, Dr. Patty is skilled in preliminary treatments such as bone grafting and minimally invasive laser gum therapy to help you become a candidate.
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Our Dental Implant Treatment Process
The first step in your journey to a restored smile with dental implants in Fort Lauderdale, FL is a thorough consultation with Dr. Patty. She will ask about your dental and medical history, take digital X-rays and create a customized treatment plan. Dental implant surgery may involve tooth extractions and bone grafting, or you may undergo these procedures at a prior visit. We use a local anesthetic and also offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation or IV sedation to ensure your surgery is stress free and painless. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Patty makes a small incision in your gum tissue to reveal the bone, creates space using special instruments and gently inserts the titanium implant. Discomfort after dental implant surgery is typically well managed with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. As your mouth heals over the next three to four months, you will be able to eat comfortably and enjoy restored smile esthetics until you receive your permanent, custom-made restoration.
Your dental implant treatment at Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique & Spa is personalized to your specific oral health needs and smile goals.
Making Dental Implants Affordable
The price of dental implants varies based on geographic factors, the area of the mouth and bone quality. The cost of a dental implant includes surgery, all components and the implant crown. If you need bone grafting or extractions, these procedures are billed separately. In some cases, insurance may cover a portion of the dental implant procedure (ex: implant crown) but not the entire procedure. While dental implants costs more than crowns or bridges, they provide far greater benefits. The dramatic improvements to your self-esteem, oral health, systemic health and quality of life cannot be overstated. We work with many dental insurance plans and can perform a complimentary benefits check on your first visit. We also partner with leading third-party financing companies to make monthly payments more manageable. When you choose Dr. Patty’s Dental Boutique & Spa for dental implants, you will benefit from our extensive skills, training and advanced technologies in a beautiful and soothing practice setting—and our 98% success rate!
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