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"Tooth loss is very common and it can happen as a result of disease and trauma; therefore, the use of dental implants to provide support for replacement of missing teeth has a long and multifaceted history," according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Dr. Hector Naranjo, whose dental office is located in Parkland, FL, provides his patients with dental implants.
What is a dental implant?
Dentures used to be used before dental implants were invented to replace a missing tooth or several teeth.
The synthetic structure replaces the missing tooth root and is anchored to the jawbone. Dental implants consist of a titanium post that's inserted into the jawbone to prevent deterioration of the bone structure. A screw is inserted in the post to secure the abutment over the titanium post. The final part is a crown that matches the rest of your teeth is placed above the abutment to complete the restorative procedure and produce that beautiful smile.
What does the procedure consist of?
The procedure is very simple. Your Parkland, FL, dentist surgically inserts the titanium post mentioned above into your jaws to replace the missing tooth root. This will give your tooth stability strength and prevent jawbone shrinkage.
Dr. Naranjo seals your gums in the surgical area and allows the titanium post to fuse, osseointegrate, with your jawbone for the coming 3 to 6 months.
The surgical area is re-opened and that's when he inserts a screw, an abutment and a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.
How can you care for your dental implants?
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Floss every day, at least once before bed
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Drink plenty of water to wash away food debris
Do you need to speak with your dentist?
If you have more questions, or concerns, about dental implants, call (954) 255-8055 to schedule an appointment at Evolution Dentistry in Parkland, FL with Dr. Naranjo, today!
How dental crowns from your dentist in Parkland, Florida can rebuild your smile
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, even harder than bone, and yet, your teeth can still be damaged by decay, trauma, and other causes. When your teeth are damaged, you need a strong restoration to withstand the forces of chewing and biting. The strong restoration you need is called a dental crown! Dr. Hector Naranjo at Evolution Dentistry in Parkland, Florida provides dental crowns that can restore your damaged teeth and make your smile whole again.
A dental crown works differently than other restorations because a crown covers the entire surface of your tooth, above the gumline. Dental crowns restore damaged teeth, and they also make your smile more attractive! That’s because many of today’s crowns are made of full porcelain which reflects light. Porcelain also mimics the look of tooth enamel, which means you can have a strong restoration that looks just like a natural tooth. Full porcelain is not only light reflective; it’s also stain resistant. That means your full porcelain crown will stay bright and brilliant for years.
You can also choose a porcelain crown which has a metal foundation. This is known as a PFM crown, or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown. This is an excellent choice for back teeth because these crowns are stronger due to the metal, and you need the increased strength for chewing on your back teeth. PFM crowns lose their light-reflective quality because of the metal underneath, but they are still natural-looking.
If you have teeth that have been badly damaged by decay, an accident, or an injury, don’t worry. Dental crowns can give you back your smile, stronger and more beautiful than it was before. For more information about dental crowns and other restorative and cosmetic dental services, call Dr. Hector Naranjo at Evolution Dentistry in Parkland, Florida today!