Dental Implants – Taking the Next Step

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Choosing to receive a dental implant does not just mean you are improving the looks of your smile. Deciding to get a dental implant also means you have made a commitment to your long-term oral health.

An implant is the finest tooth replacement option currently available in the field of restorative dentistry. It is the only tooth replacement on the market that is considered both permanent and replaces the root of the lost tooth, which provides stimulation of the jawbone and safeguards against eventual bone loss.

Receiving a dental implant is a big decision. If you have chosen to pursue this treatment method, several things have to happen before the work on the actual implant can start. If you want to receive an implant, you can expect the following when working with the team of restorative dental professionals at Miami Designer Smiles.

The consultation

Whether you want to receive a dental implant for one lost tooth or an All-On-4 implant system to replace multiple teeth, receiving a consultation is an important first step in the process.

Consultations take place at our office, located in the heart of beautiful Miami, where one of our restorative dentists will discuss each step of the actual implant procedure, should it be determined that you are a candidate for implant dentistry.

During this consultation, you should feel free to ask any questions regarding any aspect of the procedure.

Members of our staff also might take time during this consultation to perform certain diagnostic tests, which will provide our team with more information and a guide that will be used throughout the procedure to help ensure that receiving your implant will be as smooth a process as possible.

This consultation also will include a detailed breakdown of the cost of your dental implant procedure and a timeline to reach your desired results.

The options

As mentioned earlier, a dental implant can be used to replace an individual missing tooth. Implants also can replace several lost teeth—even an entire missing dental arch, through the revolutionary All-On-4 implant system. This means that you can say “goodbye” to dentures forever!

The All-On-4 represents a huge step forward in dental technology. Rather than receive an individual implant for each lost tooth, which would be a phenomenally expensive and labor-intensive endeavor, the All-On-4 technology allows a patient to have a fully functional set of new, beautiful teeth installed in a single day. This is made possible through the All-On-4 system of implants, which are placed at four strategic locations in the mouth to anchor and support your new replacement teeth.

The cost

While we can make general estimates, the cost of each dental implant procedure is different. This expense varies depending on the specific needs of each patient.

Your initial consultation is important in helping determine an accurate summary of the expected cost of your implant procedure. During this consultation, a member of our staff also will go through all of the payment options accepted at Miami Designer Smiles, including third-party financing options such as CareCredit and Lending Club.

Many patients may be hesitant to get implants because of the significant up-front cost. However, we ask that you consider the long-term benefits of implants. The permanency of dental implants, in combination with their easy maintenance, means you will not need them replaced or adjusted like other tooth replacements such as dentures and bridges. Implants also have a success rate higher than 95 percent. These are just some of the reasons why, at Miami Designer Smiles, we believe implants are worth the expense.

Take the next step

Stop living with missing teeth. Make the commitment to your smile, and yourself, by receiving dental implants. To take the next step in the process, or learn more about implants, contact the office of Miami Designer Smiles today at (305) 595-4616 to schedule a consultation.

Miami Designer Smiles is proud to provide care for patients in the South Florida communities of Miami and Coral Gables.