Missing teeth detract from your smile and can make you feel self-conscious. It also increases the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and bone loss. If you’re missing teeth, consider talking to Vivian Rose Kunstmann, DDS, and her team at the Boca Raton, Florida, practice about dental implants, the premier tooth-replacement option available today. The dental team uses the Straumann® Dental Implant system as a durable, long-lasting, and life-changing tooth replacement option. To learn more about implant-supported prosthetics, call the office or book a consultation online today.
Your natural teeth are all supported by roots beneath the gum line. Dental implants are artificial replacements for these sturdy roots that can be used to support prosthetic replacement teeth. If you’re missing teeth, dental implants help restore your smile and improve your appearance.
Dental implants are permanently fixed titanium frames that are inserted into your jawbone. They’re positioned in your jaw, under the gum line, and used to hold a replacement tooth, dentures, or bridge firmly.
Once you decide to get dental implants to replace missing teeth, your Vivian Rose Kunstmann, DDS, provider schedules you for the procedure. The team uses the cutting edge Straumann® Dental Implant System.
This treatment system offers versatility and variety, as it has many sizing options, including bone-level implants, tissue-level implants, and even ceramic implants.
During your procedure for implants, your dentist uses local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort during the procedure.
Then, your provider uses special Straumann dental instruments. First, using a dental drill, your dentist positions the implant and inserts it into your jawbone.
Afterward, your jawbone needs time to heal and allow the implant to naturally fuse to the bone. This healing process takes several months. Once your jawbone is fully healed, you return for a follow-up visit. During this visit, your dentist attaches a permanent, natural-looking prosthetic to fully restore your smile.
The main benefit of dental implants is the support and durability they provide. With implants, your replacement teeth won’t slip or slide around inside your mouth. They’re firmly rooted in the posts that have naturally fused to your jawbone.
Also, besides enhancing your smile, implants prevent oral health risks posed by missing teeth. For example, when you have gaps in your smile, the surrounding teeth are likely to shift into the empty spaces. This abnormal growth can lead to crooked teeth, which are harder to keep clean and become more susceptible to decay and surrounding gum disease.
With proper care and management, there’s no reason your implants can’t last a lifetime. In fact, over 90% of dental implants last patients over 30 years. The key to ensuring your implants last is treating them like natural teeth. Make sure to brush and floss regularly and maintain regular visits with Dr. Kunstmann for checkups and professional cleanings.
To schedule a consultation for dental implants at the office, call today or use the online booking tool to set up a time that works best for you.