Dental Specialty Center at Baptist
8940 N Kendall Drive, Suite 1001E, Miami, FL 33176
Are you looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth? If so, the revolutionary and reliable dental implants procedure may be right for you. Our dentists are dedicated to helping our patients regain their confidence and oral health by providing high-quality dental implants in Miami. Take the first step toward a more beautiful smile by scheduling a consultation today to find out if the dental implants procedure is right for you.
An implant is comprised of a post to replace the missing tooth root, a crown that resembles a natural tooth, and an abutment that connects the two pieces together. A screw-shaped post is surgically embedded into the jawbone to create a firm foundation for the crown. The two most common types of implants are endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants are implanted into the actual bone. Subperiosteal implants are inserted between the gum and jawbone, and are normally used when the patient has minimal healthy jawbone and a bone graft is not possible.
We understand that cost is a major concern for most of our patients. The good news is that affordable dental implants are available at our clinic. Dental implants cost varies from patient to patient. Factors that will determine your final dental implants cost include the type of implant used and the complexity of your situation. We will provide you with an outline of your cost following a consultation to determine your exact dental needs.
Most dental insurance providers do not cover implants. Even without dental implants insurance, implants are more affordable than you might think. We offer low-cost options for dental implants in Miami as well as convenient financing options to help you manage the expense.
The dentist will use anesthesia during the procedure to ensure your comfort. Most patients find that any post-procedure discomfort is minimal and easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. During the initial procedure, the dentist will insert the implant post into the jawbone. The technique used can vary based on the type of implant required. Over the next several months, the post will heal and bond with the existing bone. Once you are fully healed, you will return to have the custom-made crown attached to the post. The crown is typically made from dental-grade porcelain that looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Today’s implants offer a number of benefits over other tooth replacement options. They are made to blend in with your existing teeth, so they appear completely natural. Implants are permanently secured in place, so you can talk and eat without worrying about them slipping or having to use adhesives. Implants are easier to maintain than traditional dentures and bridges, which promotes better oral hygiene. Implants also help to reinforce and strengthen the jawbone and surrounding teeth.
Your dentist will provide you with aftercare instructions after your procedure that you should follow to prevent complications and ensure proper healing. Once you are completely healed, you care for your implants the same as you do your natural teeth by brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist for regular exams.
Implants are suitable for virtually anyone who is tired of living with missing teeth. Our dentists will evaluate your dental needs and discuss your implant options to find a solution that is right for you. In addition to the traditional types of implants, we can also provide a single implant to replace one missing tooth, an implant-supported bridge in cases where multiple teeth are affected, and mini implants for patients whose jawbones do not have enough space for regular implants. Schedule a consultation today to find out the best implant style for your needs.
How long your implants last will be determined by the type of implant used, your overall oral health, the location of the implant, and your oral hygiene practices. Implants are far more durable than other tooth replacement options and can last a lifetime with proper care. Just like with natural teeth, the implant crown can be damaged if you use your teeth to bite into extremely hard foods, such as candy apples, or to open bottles or packages. Call our Miami office today to find out if implants are the right solution for your dental needs.