Dental implants are an excellent choice for patients missing one, several, or all of their natural teeth.
Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements surgically placed in the jawbone. Composed of titanium metal that “fuses” with the jawbone through a process called “osseointegration,” dental implants never slip or make embarrassing noises that advertise the fact that you have “false teeth,” and never decay like teeth anchoring fixed bridges. Because dental implants fuse with the jawbone, bone loss is generally not a problem.
During the implant procedure, titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone, creating an artificial tooth root that protects the patient from bone loss and maintains proper alignment in the remaining teeth. After our periodontist places the implant posts, an implant restoration can be performed. Our dentists can expertly position artificial teeth onto the posts, improving your appearance and making it possible to speak and eat more comfortably. Implant restorations are a natural-looking, long lasting replacement for missing teeth.
Some patients opt for implants while under sedation. We offer sedation dentistry in our new, state-of-the-art Boca Raton dental operatory.