Dental Implants

Dental Implant restoration provided by Dr. Kinga Rogowska, Hollywood Florida’s neighborhood dentist.

Dr. Kinga Rogowska will design and fit the replacement teeth or do restorative work on faulty crowns.

Did you know that dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth? Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements surgically placed in the jawbone.

Why Dental Implants?

There are a number of reasons why you should consider a dental implant:

  • Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinkage will make your face look older than it is.
  • There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The dental implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement.
  • Normally, it will serve its owner for life.

Dental Implants

What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant designed to replace a single or multiple teeth is composed of three parts:

  • the titanium implant that fuses with the jawbone
  • the abutment, which fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line
  • the crown, which is created by Dr. Rogowska and fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance.

 

Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.

Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.

The Dental Implant Procedure

The implant team usually includes either a periodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who implants the posts into the patient’s mouth, and a prosthodontist or general dentist who designs and fits the replacement teeth or permanent bridge. Dr. Rogowska will design and fit the replacement teeth or do restorative work on faulty crowns.

At the first appointment, we use an X-ray to determine if the jaw bone is adequate to hold the titanium posts. Models of the mouth are often made using a soft, pliable plastic compound. These models show where the gaps are located and provide measurements for a replacement tooth or a bridge. Treatment with dental implants is complicated and takes meticulous planning for best results. Dr. Rogowska works closely with the oral surgeon for optimum results. Today the implants being placed often only require one surgical procedure using a local anesthetic and sedative.

Is Old Age A Problem?

Occasionally, older patients express concern to Dr. Rogowska that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. The dentist will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.

How Will Dental Implants Affect My Life?

Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.

Contact us today to set up an appointment with Dr. Kinga Rogowska if your are considering dental implants.

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