Having a dental implant significantly improves your quality of life after losing one or more of your natural teeth. Offering a sturdier and more reliable solution than dentures or bridges, dental implants are available with careful digital planning at Beaufils Dental in Cooper City, Florida. To schedule a consultation for implants with the experienced dental team, call Beaufils Dental or book an appointment online today.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are permanent devices you can use to replace missing teeth. They perform the function of the roots of your teeth, which anchor your teeth into your jawbone. A sturdy dental implant allows you to use a crown, bridge, or denture as if it was a natural tooth.

A permanent dental implant can restore your ability to chew your food, speak clearly, or give you an appealing gapless smile. The team makes sure the restorations you get (crowns, dentures, bridges) look stunningly natural due to careful custom design. Once your treatment with dental implants is complete, you can enjoy your new and fully functional smile forever.

Because your jawbone bonds to your titanium dental implants in a process called osseointegration, you’ll never need to replace the implants themselves. If the restoration ever wears down, you can return to Beaufils Dental for an identical replacement device.

How are dental implants placed?

Beaufils Dental ensures a smooth and safe implant placement process using 3D digital imaging to plan your surgery. 3D imaging allows the team to make precise anatomical measurements and determine the ideal placement for your dental implant.

The high level of precision that 3D imaging offers helps you minimize recovery time after implant surgery, and implant placement takes just 30 minutes. Your dentist administers local anesthesia before making an incision in your gum to expose the bone. They can then embed the implant in the bone and monitor the healing process in the weeks following.

You may need to use antibiotics after implant placement surgery to stave off infection.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

The team at Beaufils Dental evaluates your oral health with detailed assessment before you get a dental implant to make sure your jaw can accommodate one. They also make sure you’re healthy enough to undergo implant surgery.

While determining your candidacy for a dental implant, the team considers your:

  • Oral hygiene
  • Bone density
  • Immune system strength
  • Overall health

Each of these factors helps determine how well an implant will hold and how well you’ll heal from the initial surgery. Dental implants have a remarkably high success rate of around 90-95%.

Request an appointment online or over the phone to find out if you’re a candidate to replace missing teeth with dental implants today.