Posts for: May, 2019
"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!