August 10, 2018

Dental implants are an increasingly popular option for people who have missing teeth. One of the main drawbacks of implants is that not everyone is a good candidate – you need sufficient bone density for the procedure to be successful. For some patients, there may be other prosthetic options more suitable, but the only way to know for sure is to consult with your dentist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, first.

Why Are Dental Implants a Good Option?

One of the reasons dental implants are popular for missing teeth is that the posts help to support the jaw bone and prevent further bone deterioration. However, there are several other benefits to the procedures as well:

  • Implants do not move around awkwardly
  • They make speaking more natural
  • You can still eat your favorite foods
  • They look like real teeth
  • They are easy to care for – just brush and floss normally
  • They can last for decades and longer 

How Do Teeth Today® Stack Up?

Teeth Today® are a special sort of dental implant. Instead of placing an individual implant for each missing tooth, Teeth Today® maximizes available jaw bone by placing four implant posts in the jaw and attaching an implant-supported denture on them. The good news is that patients who do not have as much jaw bone may still qualify for the procedure, and Teeth Today® has a 98.5 percent success rate.

While most implant procedures take a few office visits, Teeth Today® also has the benefit of being a single-visit procedure. This means you can get the full function of your mouth back that much sooner.

How Can You Tell If You Are a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Before you commit to any procedure to fix your missing teeth, contact our office to schedule a consultation with or Dr. McCawley. We will help you learn more about dental implants and other options for missing teeth and dental prosthetics.



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