Dental Implant Procedures
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. A dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. Most importantly, dental implants improve quality of life.
Reasons for dental implants:
Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. (Bone loss of 40% may occur the first year after tooth extraction.) This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is. With implants there are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement.
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
- Restore a patient’s confident smile
- Restore chewing, speech, and digestion
- Restore or enhance facial tissues
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.
Inserted & Restored Implant
What does getting dental implants involve?
At the first appointment, we use an X-ray to determine if the jaw bone is adequate to hold the titanium posts. Models of the mouth are often made using a soft, pliable plastic compound. These models show where the gaps are located and provide measurements for a replacement tooth or a bridge. Treatment with dental implants takes meticulous planning for best results. Dr. Harrouff and his team works closely with patients for optimum results. Many implant procedures often require only one surgical procedure. Immediate Placement Implants secure teeth the same day. Discover how dental implants can renew your smile and your chewing ability.
Patient Maria Kenny of Jupiter was thrilled with her implants. “I received immediate placement implants and porcelain veneers. Everything turned out excellent. That night I was eating at my favorite restaurant.”
Congressman (D-SC) John W Jenrette, Jr commented. “I flew in from Myrtle Beach South Carolina specifically to see Dr. Harrouff and have an implant done at his office. Dr. Harrouff provided me with the most affordable treatment and I have been more than impressed and satisfied by the results.”