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Are you wondering which tooth replacement option is right for your smile?
Our Parkland, FL, dentist, Dr. Hector Naranjo, and his team understand just how important it is to get a restoration that doesn’t just replace missing teeth but also feels just like the real thing. We want you to feel 100 percent confident with any restorative treatment you receive from us.
Here are some of the top reasons people are choosing to get dental implants:
Little upkeep and maintenance
The great thing about dental implants is that they don’t require special care. Once the full restoration is placed you probably won’t require much in the way of additional care and treatment. You can even treat the implant just like a regular tooth, brushing and flossing it in the exact same way. While this artificial tooth cannot develop decay, it’s still important to keep it clean and healthy.
A permanent solution
We think most people would agree that they want a tooth replacement that could last the rest of their life. While you will still need to visit your Parkland, FL, dentist every six months for routine checkups and cleanings we also know how important it is to treat your tooth loss as soon as possible and then reap the benefits of a long-term restoration. As long as you maintain good oral health, there is no reason why a dental implant couldn’t last a lifetime.
Functions and looks just like a real tooth
You also won’t have to worry about getting used to or adjusting to your new tooth because it will feel, look and act just like the rest of your teeth. Once the implant and the jawbone bond together you will have a long-term restoration that will stay firmly in place, fully restoring chewing, biting, and even speaking. Want to eat all of your favorite foods without having to worry about your smile? Then you want dental implants.
Improve your confidence and appearance
When you have a restoration that blends right in with the rest of your smile, no one will even be able to tell that you have an implant. Furthermore, an implant will fill those gaps so you no longer have to feel self-conscious about your appearance. An implant will give you a full, beautiful smile again that you will just love showing off!
Need dental work? Give us a call
Do you have questions about dental implants? Want to find out if this is the right treatment for you? Then call Evolution Dentistry in Parkland, FL, at (954) 255-8055 to schedule your consultation today.
Invisalign is an exciting option for straightening your smile discreetly. What makes Invisalign so discreet is the use of clear aligner trays to move the teeth. Since the aligners are clear, they are barely noticeable to others. At Evolution Dentistry in Parkland, Dr. Hector Naranjo is your dentist for Invisalign.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign can be used to straighten crooked teeth, close small gaps between teeth, and even correct some types of bite issues, such as overbites or underbites. Invisalign moves the teeth using a set of two aligner trays, one for each row of teeth. The trays gently exert pressure on the teeth and gradually nudge them in the desired direction. Aligner trays are custom made for each patient for the best results.
Each set of aligner trays is worn for a few weeks and is then replaced with a new set. With every new set of trays, the teeth move closer to the final desired position. Most patients wear Invisalign’s aligner trays for somewhere between nine and 15 months to achieve the desired results. At our office in Parkland, our dentist can help you decide if Invisalign is the right choice for you.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers several benefits. In addition to being discreet, Invisalign’s aligner trays are also comfortable and convenient because they are removable. The custom aligner trays are made from a flexible plastic material that is clear, which is what makes Invisalign so discreet. Being made from a flexible plastic material makes it possible for the trays to fit comfortably over the top and bottom rows of teeth. Further, a comfortable fit is also achieved by custom creating the aligner trays for each individual patient.
In addition to being discreet, another exciting benefit of Invisalign is that the aligner trays are removable. The trays can be removed when eating and drinking, which prevents food items from becoming trapped between the trays and teeth. Further, the convenience of being able to remove the trays to brush and floss the teeth makes it easier to thoroughly clean the teeth and maintain good oral hygiene.
If you are ready to straighten your smile the discreet way, Invisalign is the way to go. To learn more about how Invisalign could help you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Naranjo, your Parkland dentist, by calling Evolution Dentistry at (954) 255-8055.
"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!