Dental Implants

Alpha Dental

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Periodontists located in Lake Worth, FL

If you’ve lost a tooth or more to dental disease or injury, dental implants may be an option to fix your teeth. The dental specialists at Alpha Dental recommend dental implants to rejuvenate both your smile and oral health. If you live in or near Lake Worth, Florida, and would like to learn more about dental implants, call the office or book an appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

Alpha Dental

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that gets surgically implanted into your jawbone. The synthetic root is made out of titanium, which is the same material often used in knee and hip replacements, and is not only strong, but can bond with your bone for a secure fit.

A prosthetic permanent or removable tooth is affixed to the post to improve both your smile and bite.

Dental implants can replace one or many teeth. If you’re missing several teeth in a row, or even all your teeth, the implants can be strategically placed to create a bridge for the replacement teeth.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

The dental specialists determine if you’re a good candidate for implants after an oral examination. However, ideally, you should be a non-smoker with healthy gums and a sufficient amount of jawbone.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

The advantages of dental implants include:

  • Eating and smiling with confidence
  • Look and feel more natural
  • Improve the health of your natural teeth
  • Last longer than bridges

How do I care for dental implants?

You should treat your dental implants as you would your natural teeth, which means daily brushing and flossing and regularly scheduled visits to the dental specialists at Alpha Dental for professional cleanings.

Like your regular teeth, dental implants are susceptible to tartar and plaque. Taking good care of all of your teeth, including your dental implants, may help prevent cavities and infection.

The better you treat your implants, the longer they last.

What other dental implant services are available?

As dental implant specialists, the team at Alpha Dental offers additional dental implant services including:

  • Sinus lift augmentation: restoration of the sinus cavity
  • Autogenous bone grafting: grafting of bone from your chin or back of the jaw to the jawbone to support a dental implant
  • Implant site development: bone grafting to facilitate attachment of dental implant

The team at Alpha Dental also uses special software that turns your dental CT scan into a 3D image to evaluate jaw bone quality and quantity to ensure the best placement of your dental implant.

If you’d like to learn more about dental implants, call the office, or book an appointment online.