Posts for: February, 2019
Would you like to look and feel younger? Would you enjoy a smile that functions well, allowing you to eat all your favorite foods? Dental implants from Your Beautiful Smile Family Dentistry in Boynton Beach, FL can provide all those benefits. For years, Dr. Peter Silberstein has used dental implants to rebuild smiles. Implants look, feel and act like real teeth.
The amazing dental implant
The single-tooth implant from your Boynton Beach dentist is comprised of a titanium cylinder or screw which replaces the natural tooth root, a metal alloy post and custom-crafted porcelain crown.
Dr. Silberstein inserts an implant directly into the patient's jaw bone, and as the surgical site heals, the implant and the jaw bone fuse through a process known as osseointegration.
Osseointegration is responsible for the tremendous success rates dental implants deliver to patients. Human bone and biocompatible titanium, the main component of the implant device itself, adhere to each other. During the ensuing weeks after insertion and placement of the extension post and crown, the bond strengthens and can withstand biting and chewing. In fact, normal oral function strengthens the bond more and more over time. Conventional tooth replacements cannot do this.
Who can get dental implants?
Most adults can receive dental implants if they have enough bone in their jaws to anchor the devices. If bone is weak, Dr. Silberstein can strengthen it with special augmentation materials such as donor bone. With a firm foundation in place, the implant procedure can go forward.
The dental implant process takes time. So, ideal dental implant recipients are patient. Osseointegration does not happen overnight, and it will be several weeks before your implant is finished and ready to use.
All that being said, the result is worth the time and effort. The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness reports that most dental implant procedures succeed and that the lifespan of a typical implant is 40 to 50 years!
Additionally, implant candidates possess careful and consistent oral hygiene habits--twice daily brushing and once daily flossing so implant margins remain plaque-free. Six-month cleanings and examinations with Dr. Siberstein are essential, too. While people who smoke may receive implants, abstinence from all tobacco products increases the chances of procedure success and long-term retention.
Find out more
Whether you need one, two or even an entire arch of teeth replaced, modern dental implants are the way to go. For more information and an analysis of your particular needs and goals, please contact Dr. Peter Silberstein at Your Beautiful Smile Family Dentistry. Our office staff will arrange an appointment. Call (561) 459-1600.