What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post (like a tooth root) that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows Dr. Guerra to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. An implant doesn't come loose like a denture can. Dental implants also benefit general oral health because they do not have to be anchored to other teeth, like bridges.
How do Dental Implants Work?
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. The secure fit also helps with the individual crowns placed over implants feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
Dr. Guerra notes that to receive implants, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. Your jawbone is prepared for surgery, a process that may involve bone grafting if the support is not naturally there due bone loss resulting from missing teeth or a bridge that has been there for years. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.
Dr, Guerra and his experienced, skilled team in North Palm Beach at AMG Dental Group provides dental implant placement and restorations. Call Dr. Adrian Guerra at
561-844-6146 and we will help guide you through the process. Patients from North Palm Beach, have relied on Dr. Guerra and AMG Dental Group for cosmetic dental restorations since 2010, and we would love to help you regain a beautiful and stunning smile.