Dental Implants: The Innovative Advancement To Replace Missing Teeth

Dr. Katherine Lorenzo Sirage is a general and cosmetic dentist and owner of Mirage Dental Arts in Miami, Florida. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Her state-of-the-art dental office uses the most advanced digital technology to provide the highest quality care. Dr. Lorenzo and her team put each patient first and work together to create a comfortable, stress-free dental experience. Dr. Lorenzo has advanced training in cosmetic veneers, as well as certifications in Botox, Dermal Fillers, and Invisalign. Haute Beauty discusses dental implants with Dr. Katherine Lorenzo Sirage and the revolutionary advances to replace missing teeth.

dental implantsPhoto Credit: ShutterstockHB: What Makes Dental Implants So Revolutionary?

People living with loose or missing teeth no longer have to settle with removable replacement options such as dentures and partials. Implants have revolutionized the dental world, and have allowed patients to restore their missing spaces with permanent options.

HB: How Do Implants Work?

Dental Implants are made of sterile titanium that is placed in your jawbone to function as the root of a missing tooth. Then a connector, known as an abutment is placed on top of the implant, which connects to the crown. The crown is the part of the implant that appears above the gum line and mimics a natural tooth.

HB: Who Is A Candidate For Dental Implants?

Almost anyone with missing teeth is a candidate for dental implants. Implants have a very high success rate, but there are some risks, such as smoking, that contribute to implant failure. If you are interested in dental implants, it is best to speak to your dentist about what options are best for you.

dental implantsPhoto Credit: ShutterstockHB: How Can Implants Help Those That Are Missing All Their Teeth?

In the past, the only option for patients that were missing all their teeth were dentures, which can be very uncomfortable and not allow patients to eat the foods they love to eat. Implants have completely changed that, and now allow patients who are missing all their teeth to have permanent non-removable replacement options, many times done on the same day as tooth removal. These options mimic natural teeth in almost every way, and it means that the patient will have the confidence to be able to eat the foods they want to eat and never worry about their denture falling out.

HB: How Long Do They Last?

When an implant successfully fuses to the bone, it can last a lifetime with proper care and hygiene. Although they look like natural teeth, implants cannot get cavities, which offers a huge advantage to patients.

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