Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
The implants are tiny titanium posts, which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Dental Implants Evaluation
If you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Morr or by another type of dentist in Miami, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Full Mouth Dental Implants Procedure
Full mouth dental implants are a great alternative for patients that have lost all of their teeth or are in the process of losing their teeth due to decay or periodontal disease.They can be used as root substitutes that can be then used to support either fixed bridgework or one of many different types of implant over-dentures.
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Once integrated, small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrudes through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for either bridgework or over-dentures.
The placement of dental implants may involve one or two surgical procedures, depending on the remaining bone and soft tissue in the edentulous area. If there is a need to rebuild the bone or soft tissue, the implants may be covered and given time for the bone to turn over, the tissue to integrate, or the implants to integrate. A second procedure will need to be done in this situation to expose the implants in order to restore them.
In some situations,the implants can be loaded immediately. This is dependent on a multitude of factors and is case specific.This means that this may not be for everyone. If you are the right candidate, it can save many months of healing. In some situations, if there are remaining teeth, we can slowly convert you to a fixed implant case by maintaining specific teeth to hold a fixed provisional, allowing a smooth transition. If you are fully edentulous and wear a denture, you should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during the healing phase although it is not good to have too much pressure on the implants during initial integration, especially with bone grafting.
The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life. Dr. Tal Morr’s extensive training and experience makes him ideally qualified in all phases of full mouth reconstruction, Esthetics, and implants Rehabilitations.