Effectively Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Dental implants provide a permanent base to a range of restorations. At Holistic & Healing Dentistry, your dental implants treatment can be designed to place a single dental crown, bridge, or implant-supported denture. Once in place, an implant-supported restoration can improve dental function, restore the natural aesthetics of your smile, and prevent further oral damage from occurring. With our expert team, you can undergo all stages of dental implants treatment at our Fort Lauderdale, FL, practice so you can replace missing teeth in one convenient location.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small posts made from titanium that are surgically inserted into your jawbone. Our practice also offers alternative non-metal options to use a more holistic approach for your smile. These biocompatible metals can effectively fuse with your jawbone to replace the natural tooth root, and is strong enough to hold a customized, natural-looking restoration. Compared to traditional bridges and dentures, dental implants provide a permanent and long-lasting solution to missing teeth. Replacing missing teeth can help you avoid periodontal disease, bone degeneration, and other costly restorative procedures.
Do You Qualify for Treatment?
You may be a good candidate for dental implants if you:
- Are in good physical health
- Are a nonsmoker
- Have healthy gums with no signs of periodontal disease
- Have sufficient bone strength with no signs of bone degeneration
- Are committed to a healthy oral regimen
Even in cases where gum disease and bone degeneration have been detected, Dr. Ross may be able to provide periodontal therapy, bone graft, or sinus lift treatment to help create a firm foundation for the dental implants. Both of these procedures can be provided in our office, but will add additional time to the overall dental procedure.
Comprehensive, Expert Care
At Holistic & Healing Dentistry, we focus on providing the best treatments to improve your long-term and whole-body health. Dr. Yani is dedicated to providing you with the latest, non-metal restorations and materials for a healthy smile. She will work with you to plan a treatment that takes your entire body and wellness into consideration.
To help provide our patients with comfortable and convenient care, all procedures related to dental implants, such as implant placement, bone grafting, sinus lifts, and restoration are all provided in-house. For complex cases, we have an in-house specialist who can provide the expert treatment you require. Dr. Ross comes from a family of dentists who have been leaders in the field of dental implants for over 30 years. He has extensive training and experience in placing dental implants, and can ensure each patient receives long-lasting, high-quality dental implants.
What to Expect during Treatment
During your initial consultation, our team will use advanced technology and digital imaging to determine the health of your jaw and gums. Each placement procedure is unique to each patient, and Dr. Yani and her team will create a personalized plan to meet your individualized needs. The amount of teeth missing and the state of your oral health will determine the number of implants required and the type of restoration you need. Once candidacy has been determined and a plan formulated, a follow-up appointment will be set for your dental implant placement procedure.
Before beginning the procedure, your doctor will first administer anesthesia for optimal comfort. We will then make small incisions in the gums to insert the small posts into your jawbone. The exact length of your procedure will depend on the number and locations of implants being placed. Generally, the implant placement procedure will take about one to two hours and involves anywhere from one to six dental implants. Once the implants have been placed, Dr. Ross will close the incisions with dissolvable sutures and send you home with a temporary restoration and detailed postoperative care instructions to follow.
At Holistic & Healing Dentistry, we provide the safest and healthiest materials available for advanced restorative procedures.
Recovery and Restoration Placement
After your implants are in place, you will go through a healing period. This step is the most important phase of the implant placement process and will take about four to six months. During this time, your jawbone can fuse with the implant posts, a process known as osseointegration, which creates a permanent, stable foundation. Our team will monitor you carefully throughout this healing period to ensure the you are healing properly.
Once you have fully recovered, we will attach abutments (small connectors) to the implant posts so your restoration can be connected. At this time, we can also take digital impressions for your customized restoration to be made. In about one to two weeks, Dr. Yani can attach your natural-looking implant-supported restoration for a beautifully restored smile.
Rebuild Your Smile
At Holistic & Healing Dentistry, we provide the safest and healthiest materials available for advanced restorative procedures. Call us at (954) 525-6010 or message us online to schedule a consultation and discover how we can rebuild your oral health.
“5 star dental office! Thank you Dr Yani and team for being so welcoming, reassuring and attentive to my needs. Overall a great experience!” Anna T.