Dental Implants – Wellington, FL
Get Your Missing
Teeth Back for Life
Ask any dentist, and they will tell you that the best tooth replacement available today are dental implants. They are currently the only option that brings back an entire tooth (as opposed to just the visible portion), giving them a natural appearance, strength, and durability regular dentures and bridges simply can’t match. Dr. Delica is an expert in all parts of implant dentistry, so if you’re ready to enjoy a full and healthy smile again, you can get started by contacting us today.
Why Choose Delicate Periodontics for Dental Implants?
- Certified Periodontist & Implant Surgeon
- Can Bring Back Any Number of Teeth for Life
- Treatments Designed to be Gentle & Comfortable
What is a Dental Implant?
When a tooth goes missing, it’s not just the visible crown that disappears, but the root structure below the gum line that kept the tooth stable as well. Dental implants remedy this, as they are small, titanium tooth roots that are placed directly into the jawbone. There, they actually bond with the surrounding bone, and then they can be topped with a crown, bridge, or denture to fill in any gaps within a person’s mouth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
In addition to being dramatically more stable and natural-looking compared to traditional removable prosthetics, dental implants are also able to do something no other replacement can—support the jawbone. Your jawbone relies on the tooth roots to stay strong and maintain its shape, so once they go missing, bone loss is usually the result. Implants not only prevent this bone loss, but they also stimulate the growth of new, healthy tissue right where a patient needs it. Over time, this ensures the remaining teeth stay firmly in place and helps a person maintain a more youthful appearance over time.
And, while a removable bridge or denture can be expected to last for about 10 years on average, implants leave this number in the dust. With minimal maintenance, they have been shown to endure for 30 years or more.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, all of your teeth, have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, or suffered bone loss, Dr. Delica can use dental implants to rebuild your smile. It is a very versatile treatment, and she has the skill to customize it to meet every patient’s unique needs.
Missing One Tooth
Instead of filing down the teeth near the missing one to place a bridge, all Dr. Delica has to do is position an implant root within the jawbone, and then this is topped with a brand new, custom-made dental crown. Because it won’t rely on the nearby teeth and gums for support, this makes single implants much more comfortable compared to previous solutions.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Partial dentures and bridges allow Dr. Delica to restore multiple teeth at the same time with a single prosthetic, and now, she can attach them directly to the jawbone to make them much more secure. This helps a patient’s new teeth last much longer as well.
Missing All Teeth
If you are missing an entire row of teeth, don’t worry—you don’t have to get an implant for each individual tooth. Rather, Dr. Delica can use just four to six strategically placed implants along the jawbone to support a full denture. Implant dentures can be trusted to always stay in place, and they bring back much more of a person’s bite strength compared to regular dentures.
Preparatory Dental Implant Procedures
Many of the patients who would like to get dental implants have other oral health problems going on in addition to missing teeth, like periodontal disease and bone loss. These need to be addressed before a patient can safely get dental implants. Thankfully, Dr. Delica has the training and experience to handle everything herself, so once a patient comes to see her, they don’t have to worry about running all over town to get any additional procedures.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
In order to be as effective as possible, every dental implant treatment provided by Dr. Delica is 100% personalized for each patient. Because of this, the cost of the procedure is always different from person to person. When you come to see us for a consultation, we’ll go over all pricing information so you’ll know exactly what to expect throughout the implant process.
While it’s true that dental implants tend to be more expensive than regular dentures or bridges upfront, their ability to last multiple times longer makes them a bargain in the long run. For the price of getting implants once and never having to worry about them, a patient would have to replace a removable denture or bridge multiple times, which usually ends up costing a lot more!