Bruce L. Elkind, DDS, PA
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Royal Palm Beach, FL
If you’re missing one or several teeth, and you don’t know what to do, don’t despair. You may be able to regain your smile with dental implant restorations by Bruce L. Elkind, DDS, PA, in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Dental implant restorations create extremely durable and attractive smiles using titanium posts as artificial tooth roots. To learn if dental implant restorations can work for you, reach out to Dr. Elkind online or over the phone today.
Dental Implant Restorations Q&A
What are dental implant restorations?
Dental implant restorations rebuild smiles ravaged by missing teeth. During dental implant restoration, Dr. Elkind uses a combination of dental implants and artificial teeth to create your beautiful new smile.
Dental implants are extremely durable titanium posts that Dr. Elkind implants into your jawbone, where they act as artificial tooth roots. After your mouth heals and the dental implants fuse with your bone, Dr. Elkind moves on to the next step of dental implant restoration.
During this stage of implant restoration, he attaches connector posts called abutments to your dental implants. To these abutments Dr. Elkind attaches your custom-made, artificial teeth. Dental implant restorations may be permanent (fixed) or removable.
What are the benefits of dental implant restorations?
Dental implant restorations are a long-term solution that offers you a myriad of benefits, such as their superior comfort and durability, and their offer of improved oral health.
First, dental implant restorations fit inside your mouth snugly and securely. For this reason, dental implant restorations are far more comfortable than traditional dentures. They also make eating and talking easier.
Second, because dental implants fuse directly with your bone, dental implant restorations are exceptionally durable. If you brush, floss, and regularly visit Bruce L. Elkind, DDS, PA, for checkups, your restorations can last several years to a lifetime.
Improved oral health
Finally, dental implants improve your oral health in a number of ways. First, they stop jawbone loss and prevent tooth shifting. On top of that, they actively encourage bone growth.
In addition, because dental implant restorations don’t need dental cement to stay in place, you can floss between them.
Could dental implant restorations be right for me?
If your smile has suffered as a result of partial or total tooth loss, or if your teeth are damaged beyond repair by tooth decay or cracks, dental implants may be right for you. Dental implant restorations might also be a good fit for you if you’ve tried non-implant prostheses in the past, like dentures or bridges, without success.
In order to be a candidate for dental implant restoration, your jawbone must be strong enough to hold your implants in place and fuse with them. In addition, you need healthy gums, and you must be willing to commit to the entire dental implant restoration process, which can take several months.
A few circumstances may disqualify you from dental implant restorations. Dr. Elkind may not approve you for implant restoration if you:
- Live with an uncontrolled chronic condition, like diabetes
- Are undergoing radiation on your neck or head area
- Are a heavy smoker
- Can’t commit to establishing and maintaining good oral hygiene habits
If you’re interested in dental implant restoration, but your gums or bone aren’t healthy enough to hold implants, Dr. Elkind may recommend that you treat this problem with deep periodontal cleanings.
Dental implant restorations offer you the opportunity to regain not only the function and beauty of your smile, but your confidence. If you’re ready to take your smile back, schedule a consultation with the professionals at Bruce L. Elkind, DDS, PA, online or over the phone today.