When you’re trying to replace teeth, it’s important to keep in mind that traditional methods only replace the tooth partially. Bridges and dentures only fill the gap in your smile and do not address many of the underlying issues that come with tooth loss. In contrast, dental implants in Pembroke Pines take tooth replacement a step further, ensuring that eating your favorite foods, smiling, and maintaining oral health is easy and seamless. To schedule your first implant consultation, give Dr. Friedland’s dental office a call today!
There is no other dental implant treatment that provides benefits quite like dental implants do. For example, since dental implants are integrated with your bone and gum tissue, your new tooth will actually feel almost identical to your previous tooth. This means eating your favorite foods will feel natural, and you won’t have to worry about your tooth shifting out of place, which is common for dentures. Furthermore, their integration ensures that your replacement tooth lasts for a very long time, ideally 25 years to a lifetime.
Tooth replacement means restoring all of the teeth that you need, not simply individual teeth. Thankfully, dental implants allow you to do exactly this. Whether you’re replacing a single tooth or an entire arch, here’s how we get it done.
If you have multiple consecutive teeth to replace, a dental bridge can be customized to fit on top of a pair of dental implants. By replacing teeth in this way, there’s no need to modify existing teeth to hold a bridge. You can also achieve all the benefits that you’d expect from dental implants, despite coming in a bridge form.
Full and partial dentures can both easily be customized to fit with dental implants. Typically, four to six implants are used to hold a denture. However, with the All-on-4 treatment, only four implants are placed to hold your restoration, and you can get your new smile the same day as your surgery.
While many dental offices will have you visit another dentist offsite to complete the surgical portion of your implant treatment, Dr. Friedland and his team want to make the entire treatment process as seamless as possible. This means every step of treatment, from the placement to the restoration, is performed entirely in-house. While Dr. Friedland is capable of providing dental implant placements, his in-house periodontist is prepared to manage more complicated implant cases, including All-on-4 and sinus lifts to help patients be eligible for treatment.
Providing an exact cost for your dental implant treatment is relatively difficult until you’ve had a detailed consultation at our dental office. This is because the number of implants you need to have placed, the restoration you use, and the preparatory treatments needed to receive implants can all affect your total cost. Keep in mind that while dental implants may be expensive upfront, they are still incredibly cost-effective because of their longevity, esthetics, function, and reliability.
Are you ready to have your smile restored with the most detailed tooth replacement treatment available? For your convenience, we’ve gathered some common questions about this popular treatment below. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to call us or schedule your consultation!
At Friedland Family Dentistry of Pembroke Pines, there’s no need to travel all over town to restore your smile. While other dental practices may need to refer you to an unfamiliar dental professional for the placement of your dental implants, we can perform every step right here in our office. Dr. Friedman and his team have years of experience and utilize state-of-the-art technology to ensure you’re as comfortable and confident as possible throughout the entire process.
Dental implants are a great choice for anyone with missing teeth! Since they replace the missing tooth’s roots and stimulate blood flow in the jawbone, they’re the healthiest tooth replacement option available whether you’re 19 or 99! You’ll typically need to have three things to be a good candidate for dental implants:
If needed, we offer a variety of preliminary treatments that can help you get ready for your brand-new smile!
Not only do dental implants look and feel just like a natural tooth—they can be cared for just as easily as well! You won’t need to change your daily dental routine or buy any special products or cleaners. Simply continue to brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash every day to keep your dental implant beautiful, strong, and firmly in place for decades to come.
Once the dental implant post has been placed into your jaw, it will undergo a process called osseointegration. The surrounding bone tissue will gradually fuse with the biocompatible titanium post, which is what will eventually give your new tooth its impressive comfort, function, and longevity. Typically, it will take several months after your surgery to move on to placing your final restoration.
However, if you’re missing all your teeth, you may have another option. An all-on-4 treatment can replace an entire arch of missing teeth with just four titanium posts strategically placed in the thickest areas of your jawbone. What’s more, you can enjoy your newly rebuilt smile the same day as your surgery! During your consultation, we’ll review your health to determine if all-on-4 implants are a good choice for you.
Some patients feel up to continuing on with their normal daily activities after their dental implant surgery. However, we typically recommend that you plan to take it easy for the rest of the day. It’s normal to experience some slight bleeding, swelling, and fatigue for a few days after your surgery. We’ll give you pain medication that will help ease any discomfort you may feel once the anesthetic from your surgery wears off. As you recover, it’s important that you eat soft, nutritious foods, stay hydrated, and brush around the implant site carefully to promote faster healing.