Boca Raton Dental Implants: Providing a Fixed Solution for Missing Teeth
Struggling with tooth loss? Boca Raton dentist, Dr. Caroline Steier offers dental implants to replace missing teeth. Implants ensure that you will no longer hide your smile from embarrassment. They are the leading solution for missing teeth as they look and feel natural and give patients back their function and proper bite. People who once wore bridges or dentures have found that implants offer more freedom than the alternatives. An improved quality of life drives dental implant popularity. Our Boca Raton dental office is your premier dental implant facility.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of Biocompatible Titanium that are surgically placed directly into the jaw bone. The implant will hold a replacement tooth (crown) in place. Implants are also effectively used to stabilize dentures allowing denture wearers to again chew the foods they once loved. For more than just one missing tooth, Dr. Steier offers All-on-4 dental implants.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Patients who have lost one or more teeth, or cannot chew or smile comfortably are good candidates for dental implants. Candidates for dental implants must be in overall good health, have strong gums and bones, and follow excellent oral hygiene.
During a consultation with Dr. Steier, she will thoroughly examine the patient to see if he/she is a good candidate for dental implants. When considering dental implants for a patient, Boca Raton implant dentist Dr. Steier must take into account:
- Medical condition of the patient
- Health of a patient’s jaw bone and type of bone quality
- Location of their missing tooth or teeth
- How many teeth are missing
- Health of their gum tissue
As a Prosthodontics Specialist, Dr. Steier has lots of experience with implant dentistry and will not only restore the implant but she will also perform the implant surgery. Patients love the convenience of being able to come to one dental office for all of their dental needs.
Tooth Implant Options
At our Boca Raton office, there are a few options of dental implants that Dr. Steier may perform, depending on the needs of the patient.
- Single Dental Implant
- Multiple Dental Implants
- Bridge Supported Implant
Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Steier completes the whole implant procedure. Her patients do not have to go to a specialist as she is one and can surgically place the implant in the jaw bone and then cap the implant with a false tooth or dental crown. When Dr. Steier completes the implant surgery, most patients can return to their normal routine as soon as they leave our office. Once the dental implant has integrated into the jaw bone (typically takes 2-3 months), the artificial tooth is attached to the implant.
Benefits of Dental Implants
If you are still not convinced that Dental Implants in Boca Raton are right for you, below are some more attributes to consider.
- Implants are built to last, strong and durable
- Resemble natural tooth
- Worry free chewing
- Helps retains facial structure
- Helps maintain a healthy jawbone
- Keeps teeth in mouth versus in a cup for overnight cleaning
- Maintains proper speech
- Does not limit diet
- Protects integrity of adjacent teeth
- Easy to care for
- Simple repair and restoration methods available
- Does not decay
Alternatives to Tooth Implants
Bridges, Partial Removables and dentures are alternative methods to replace missing teeth. They will fill the empty space but will not carry the same benefits as implants. Implants help maintain jaw bone health as they act as a tooth root in addition to being a false tooth. They also do not require any surrounding teeth to be damaged as with bridges. Dental implants are the favored treatment for the best long-term results.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
We evaluate the individual needs of every patient. Some insurance companies will pay for your implants. We will determine the cost of your dental implant treatment during your consultation so you will know what to expect financially before treatment has started.
Risks of Dental Implants
The dental implant surgery is a relatively safe procedure with some risks. These risks may include complications from surgery, which are rare. These may be excessive bleeding and a reaction to anesthesia. Dr. Steier will discuss the risks in greater detail prior to the surgery.
Schedule a Consultation
Steier Dental Implants and Prosthodontics welcomes patients interested in dental implants or are in need of restorative care. Dr. Steier, will examine your mouth and create a treatment plan best suited for long-lasting results. Your oral health is a priority no matter what kinds of services are required. Call (561) 395-3190 to schedule a consultation at our office in Boca Raton.