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What Are Dental Implants?

Published: 2019-05-29

The best way to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. These are prostheses our periodontist in South Miami, FL inserts into the jawbone. A crown, bridge or denture goes on top to replace the entire tooth structure. If you think you may benefit from this treatment, then see the answers to the most common questions our periodontist has to answer.

What Are the Benefits?

Implants greatly improve the aesthetic of your smile. They fill in any gaps and can restore your confidence. You can smile out in public without worrying about what people will think of your smile. You will be able to eat all kinds of foods. Gaps in a smile may prevent you from eating tougher foods, which can stop you from getting all the minerals and vitamins you rely on.

How Long Do Implants Last?

As long as you care for your smile, you can expect your dental implants to last for decades. Many patients find they can retain their restorations for a lifetime because the implant itself fuses with the jawbone. You should continue to see our periodontist regularly, and you should give up harmful habits, such as smoking.

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Implants?

The cost can vary significantly from one patient to the next. The problem is that many dental insurance plans do not cover the cost of the procedure. You may end up paying out-of-pocket for this expense, and the price tag can be thousands of dollars. Our periodontist will provide you with a quote before proceeding, so you know what you are getting into.

Who Should You Call?

If implants sound right for you, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Jorge Ramirez at Periodontal Solutions of South Florida. You can ask as many questions as you like during this meeting. Call us today to set up a time to come in. Before you know it, you can have a brand-new smile.

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