Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots. Once integrated, they provide a stable foundation for supporting replacement teeth, such as crowns or bridges.
With proper oral care and regular dental check-ups at Real Smile Dentistry, dental implants can potentially last a lifetime. The prosthetic tooth or crown might need replacement after 10-15 years due to wear.
Most patients at Real Smile Dentistry report minimal discomfort, likening it to a tooth extraction. We use local anesthesia during the procedure, and any post-operative pain is typically manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Many patients are candidates for dental implants. However, certain conditions like uncontrolled diabetes or gum disease might affect implant success. A comprehensive evaluation at our Miami Beach and North Miami locations will determine your suitability.
Treat dental implants as you would your natural teeth: regular brushing, flossing, and routine check-ups at Real Smile Dentistry will ensure their longevity.
While initial recovery might take a few days, the complete healing process, where the bone and implant fuse, can range from three to six months. This duration varies based on individual factors and the implant’s location.
Dental insurance policies differ. Some might partially cover dental implant costs, while others might not. It’s best to consult with your insurance provider and our administrative team at Real Smile Dentistry for detailed information.
Yes, dental implants are versatile. They can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or even an entire arch. Solutions like All-On-X or implant-supported bridges can address multiple missing teeth.
Our team at Real Smile Dentistry combines expertise, advanced technologies, and a patient-centric approach to ensure optimal outcomes. We’re committed to restoring smiles and confidence with our dental implant solutions.