Implants Specialist

Cooper City Family Dentistry -  - Dentist

Cooper City Family Dentistry

Dentists located in Cooper City, FL

An implant not only improves your natural smile, but it also safeguards your other teeth and can prevent bone loss. Cooper City Family Dentistry in Cooper City, Florida, provides custom-made dental implants to replace missing teeth. Find out about the advantages of implants by calling or scheduling a consultation online.

Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants replace missing teeth in your mouth to restore your smile. A dental implant is a custom-made titanium tooth root. This root is fused to your jaw bone to provide a durable foundation for a prosthetic tooth, typically a dental crown or bridge.

What are the benefits of a dental implant?

A dental implant offers many advantages, including:

  • Implants don’t require special care
  • Implants look identical to natural teeth
  • Implants can improve your appearance 
  • Implants don’t damage neighboring teeth or your gums
  • Implants are great for oral health
  • Implants may last a lifetime with proper dental care 

With a dental implant, you also don’t have to avoid certain foods that might dislodge other types of dental work.

What are dental implants made of?

Implants are custom-fabricated from different types of bone-like ceramic and metal materials.   Most implants are fashioned out of titanium alloy, a material routinely used in knee, hip, and shoulder implants. This material is highly compatible with body tissue.

What is the process of getting a dental implant?

Your exact process is based on your oral health, condition of your bone, and other factors. In general, dental implants involve these steps:

Consultation

Your dentist thoroughly examines your mouth. They take X-rays or 3D images, discuss your implant options, and develop a plan for you.

Dental implant placement

Your dentist places the dental implant where you’re missing teeth at your next visit. This requires surgery, but Cooper City Family Dentistry offers sedation so you remain comfortable.

Osseointegration

Your bone grows around your implant to provide a stable foundation for your new tooth or teeth. During this healing process, which may take up to a few months, you can go about your usual activities.

New teeth 

Your dentist makes impressions of your teeth and mouth to make a customized tooth. When ready, the tooth is attached to your implant via a connector called an abutment.

How long does it take to get a dental implant?

The process may take 3-9 months. The amount of time depends on the kind of implant, number of teeth, and how long it takes to make your customized teeth.

If you’re ready to explore the advantages of a strong, healthy smile with dental implants, call today or book a consultation with the dentistry experts at Cooper City Family Dentistry.


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