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Socket Preservation/ Bone Grafting
Dr. Leichter has been placing implants longer than any periodontist in Palm Beach County and continues to train dentists in the latest implant techniques available. Oftentimes, implants today may be placed at the time of tooth removal with essentially no post-operative discomfort for the patient.
Dental implants1 can be used to support a number of dental prostheses, including crowns, implant-supported bridges or dentures. They can also be used as anchorage for orthodontic tooth movement. Contact our office today to see if implants can improve your dental health.
A dental implant is a “root” device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth.
Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form endosseous implants, i.e., they appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a “root-form”) and are placed within the bone (endo- being the Greek prefix for “in” and osseous referring to “bone”). The bone of the jaw accepts and osseointegrates with the titanium post. Osseointegration refers to the fusion of the implant surface with the surrounding bone. This is what makes the implant resemble the look and feel of a natural tooth. Since dental implants fuse with bone and lack the periodontal ligament, however, they will feel slightly different than natural teeth during chewing.
Ideal Candidates for dental implants are:
Ideal Candidates for dental implants must fulfill the following requirements:
What are the potential advantages of dental implants?
What is the success rate for dental implants?
It varies from person to person, but following the recommendations for health and habits, good oral hygiene, dental implants have a successful rate of 90-95%.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are not susceptible to diseases which natural teeth have, yet a healthy gum is vital for helping the dental implant succeed. Healthcare, implant hygiene, habits, medical history, and many other variety of factors are of the essence when talking about dental implants life term.
1 US Food and Drug Administration. Dental Implants: What you should know. Available: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/dental-devices/dental-implants-what-you-should-know.
2 Healthline. Valencia Higuera. 3 Options for replacing missing teeth. Available: https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-and-oral-health/missing-teeth.
3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Periodontal Disease. Available: https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/conditions/periodontal-disease.html.
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