Dental Implants Wellington FL
What Are Dental Implant?
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
When teeth are congenitally missing, implants may be the perfect solution:
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If implant dentistry is the choice for you, then you will undergo a dental/radiographic and health history examination. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Lopez-Belio, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, or a Periodontist.
What is Involved in Dental Implant Procedure?
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone (integrated into the bone), Dr. Lopez-Belio will remove the screw at the surface of the gum so that impressions can be taken for a crown, a bridge or dentures.
Typically, patients that have lost one or two teeth, have porcelain crowns placed over a custom abutment which is then all placed over the implant.
For example, the patient below was missing a tooth so an implant was placed and then a porcelain crown was placed over it:
A DENTAL IMPLANT STORY:
Another beautiful Implant Crown
Sometimes trauma requires that a tooth be pulled so we make an implant crown:
Patients love their new look…
- No metal is visible
- Great gum tissue adaptation to the crown minimizes food being stuck between teeth
Beautiful Smiles: Confidence Regained
Fractured Tooth Restored with Implant
Check Out the Xray and then look at the results after the implant is covered:
Before & After Dental Implants with Bridge:
(Two different patients, both equally happy)