When you need to replace one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants offer a permanent solution. Implant dentistry is an area of specialty for Hugh B. Rosenblatt, D.M.D., P.A., at his practice in Boynton Beach, Florida. If you’re ready to explore this option in greater detail, booking a visit is fast and easy with online or phone options.
While it’s undeniable that a gap in your smile can make you feel less confident, there are also serious dental health consequences that come with missing teeth.
Each natural tooth anchors directly into the underlying bone tissue. When you bite or chew, your bone receives the stimulation necessary to thrive. Losing a tooth means losing that stimulation, and your jawbone can slowly begin to wear away.
Missing teeth can also change the dynamics of your bite, placing undue pressure on your remaining natural teeth and limiting the variety of foods you can enjoy.
Dental implants are a treatment that permanently replaces one or more missing teeth. You can have individual implants to replace just one tooth or a system like All-on-4® that secures an entire upper or lower arch of teeth using just four implanted posts.
Individual dental implants consist of a metal post that replaces the root portion of your tooth, an artificial crown that replaces the visible surfaces of your tooth, and a small piece called an abutment that connects the post and crown. There are also implant options that secure a dental bridge or dentures.
Once in place, dental implants look and function just like your natural teeth, with the exception that they cannot decay. Because they anchor into your jawbone, they also preserve your bone health.
The planning stage is among the most important steps in implant dentistry. Dr. Rosenblatt uses advanced technology like DEXIS™ digital software and iTero™ intraoral scanning to gather information on the precise size, shape, and alignment of your teeth and bone tissue.
That information goes into a software program that helps create an individualized dental implant placement plan. On the day of your visit, an injection of numbing medication ensures you remain comfortable as Dr. Rosenblatt creates an incision to access your jawbone.
A small pilot hole guides the implant placement. Once positioned, Dr. Rosenblatt carefully closes your gums around the implanted post, and a period of healing begins. Once your bone tissue fuses to the post, you return to have the crown portion of the implant attached.
Dental implants are a permanent treatment, but if you ever encounter a problem with your implant, Dr. Rosenblatt also offers dental implant restoration services.
Call Hugh B. Rosenblatt, D.M.D., P.A., or book online today to learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile.