Dental Implant Candidacy

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants may be the right solution for you if:

You Want a Long-Lasting, Beautiful Smile

Do you have one or more missing teeth that you want to replace? Dental implants are made of strong titanium and porcelain materials, making them both durable and natural-looking. They can be used to replace one or more teeth or even a full arch.

Implants will transform your smile by making it look full and complete. Since they look like your natural teeth, no one will be able to tell the difference. And if taken care of properly, your dental implants can last you a lifetime.

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You Want to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Missing teeth can cause you to be self-conscious about the appearance of your smile. You may even hide your mouth or avoid social situations due to the way your teeth look. With dental implants, you’ll have the confidence to smile with pride.

This restoration will likely boost your confidence, resulting in new and improved relationships.

You Want the Freedom Over Your Life

Your mouth plays a big role in your everyday functions, so an incomplete smile makes it harder for you to live life comfortably. Your teeth are essential for pronouncing words, so missing teeth can alter the way you speak. They may also affect your ability to chew, limiting the foods you can eat.

Are you ready to gain control over your smile? Are you ready to speak clearly and eat all your favorite foods? You may be a candidate for dental implants.

It’s time to talk to new people. It’s time to enjoy eating in public again. It’s time to take control of your life.

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You Want to Protect Your Health

Each of your teeth has a strategic location in your jawbone. So when one is missing, it can cause your remaining teeth to shift out of position. This can irritate your gums and make you more vulnerable to cavities and gum disease.

Dental implants eliminate all these issues and they also stimulate healthy jawbone growth, something no other restoration can do.

If you want to restore your dental health and prevent gum disease, dental implants may be the perfect solution for your smile. They’re attached directly to your jaw, so they’ll encourage healthy bone growth and keep bacteria off of your gums if they’re cleaned thoroughly.

Contact Dr. Hart Today

Do you think you may be a good candidate for dental implants? If so, contact us today at 954-437-9288. Dr. Darlene Hart has created a warm and caring environment at Sweet Hart Dental. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions. You can also fill out the contact form below if that’s more convenient for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

No — you’ll be numb throughout the procedure and won’t feel a thing. While you may experience some soreness during the healing process, any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and a cold compress to decrease swelling. 

Most patients report very little discomfort during the procedure and only feel a slight pressure during the surgery.

One of the main benefits of dental implants is that they can last a lifetime with proper care. To improve the longevity of your dental implants, you’ll want to schedule biannual professional cleanings and checkups at our Pembroke Pines location so we can ensure your gums and teeth are in the best of health.

In addition to scheduling regular appointments at our office, you’ll want to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. It’s vital that you take extra care to ensure you don’t have any plaque buildup on your teeth, especially near the gum line. You’ll also want to avoid smoking and address teeth grinding, if necessary.

Typically, the total cost of a dental implant is about $5,000. However, the price varies depending on your specific needs and the details of the surgery. Most insurance companies categorize the surgery as cosmetic, though they may cover a portion of the expenses. We suggest contacting your provider prior to your appointment to answer any questions about your specific coverage.

While dental implants may cost more upfront, you’ll require fewer restoration procedures over time, resulting in fewer trips to the dentist and more money in your pocket.

Dental implants not only look like your natural teeth, they function like them too. You can bite into an apple or any other food with your dental implants. You won’t have to refrain from eating your favorite foods or worry about dental implants becoming loose. They’re a permanent tooth replacement option, meaning they’re more durable than a bridge or dentures. 

For the first week or two following surgery, you’ll want to avoid apples, popcorn, nuts, potato chips, crusty bread, steak, and any other foods that may delay the healing process. In addition to any recommendations by your dentist, you’ll want to follow a few guidelines to ensure optimal results, including:

  • Avoid drinking through a straw
  • Avoid excessively hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Avoid alcohol 
  • Avoid acidic and sugary beverages