I’ve Worn Dentures for Years, Can I still get Dental Implants?

Miami and Coral Gables, FL One of the downsides to dentures is that they do not prevent bone loss. In time, denture wearers will experience bone loss in their upper and lower dental arch, which means the bone is resorbed by the body. When this occurs, it could make your dentures loose, or they may not fit at all. You might wonder if you are a candidate for dental implants since the success of an implant relies heavily on the amount of bone there is to support the implant posts. If you have worn dentures for years, you may still …

Are Dental Implants Worth the Cost

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Are you living with lost teeth? If so, consider a dental implant in Miami, the finest tooth replacement option currently available. Not only do dental implants look and feel like real teeth, an implant is the only restorative treatment that also replaces the tooth’s root. Despite the quality of implants as a treatment choice, many people shy away from receiving dental implants because of financial concerns. Here are a few reasons why Miami Designer Smiles believes that dental implants are worth the cost. The needs and desires of each patient vary, but dental implants have …

Nervous About Dental Implants and Surgery?

nervous about dental implants

Coral Gables and Miami, FL Anxiety and fear are normal feelings towards dental treatment but at Miami Designer Smiles, we want you to know that you do not have to feel this way. Many patients can tolerate seemingly minor dental procedures, but when it comes to something more invasive, the nervousness begins. A dental implant procedure may seem scary but, there is nothing to worry about, and here is why. Before your dental implant procedure begins, the entire treatment process is thoroughly planned and mapped out. The doctors at Miami Designer Smiles use state of the art technology to ensure …

How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced with Dental Implants?

Dental implants are highly flexible and can be used to replace a single missing tooth or all your teeth. How this is accomplished depends on the number and location of missing teeth. If you are replacing just one tooth, a single dental implant is used. The implant is topped with a dental crown that looks just like your natural teeth. If you are replacing two or three missing teeth, two dental implants are used. For two teeth, two separate crowns may be used, but when replacing three missing teeth, you will receive a single piece dental bridge that is anchored on either end …

Smoking and Dental Implants

Smoking, as you have probably been told, is not good for your body. However, it is even worse for dental implant patients. Smoking interferes with your circulation and with your body’s healing response. It increases your risk of rejection of the implant and any bone graft that you may have had to support the implant. To give yourself the best chance of having a successful dental implant procedure, you will be asked to quit smoking for at least two months before your dental implant procedure and one month after. If you cannot do this, then you are not a good …