Our Implant Solutions
Dental implants are a wonderful permanent solution for replacing missing or extracted teeth. Beyond restoring the aesthetics of your smile, implants are vital for maintaining your oral health. Whether you’re missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch, our staff at Alpha Dental offers dental implant solutions to replace them and give you a smile you’ve always dreamt of having.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants provide restoration solutions to patients with missing teeth in Coral Springs, Florida. Dental implant surgery is the only tooth loss treatment that offers numerous, lifelong health benefits.
Dental implants are:
At Alpha Dental Practice, we’re committed to every step of the process when restoring smiles—from A-Z. From your first consultation to your final follow-up, we will make sure that you leave with a happy and full smile.
What is the Dental Implant Process?
The first step toward restoring your smile with attractive dental implants is your consultation with Dr. Assi.
Once you’re ready to start the process, he’ll surgically place the implant fixture to your jawbone, followed by a short recovery period. During this time, your body develops a secure attachment to the fixture through a process called osseointegration. After your mouth has adjusted to the implant fixture, Dr. Assi will secure the porcelain crown and you’ll be ready to take your new smile for a test run.
Sometimes patients are missing teeth, but don’t have ample bone density for implants. In situations like this, Dr. Assi has special mini dental implants that are designed to fit in small, hard-to-reach places. This option means there’s no need for bone grafting and you’ll still leave our office with a smile you love.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Speak with Dr. Assi today if you’re ready to restore your missing teeth with dental implants. He’ll ensure you get the high-quality dental care that you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does dental implant surgery hurt?
No, implant surgery won’t hurt during the procedure. You’ll be under a local anesthetic and there usually isn’t much pain when you have healthy tissue. If you feel any pain during the procedure, let Dr. Assi know and he can help you feel more comfortable.
In the days following surgery, there may be some discomfort and pain — this is a major dental procedure, after all. Any discomfort should be manageable with over-the-counter painkillers and ice packs. Severe pain is potentially a sign of a complication.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants last for a long time — they’re made to last a lifetime. The titanium post that acts as your new tooth’s roots integrates with your natural jawbone, creating a secure and permanent connection.
Taking proper care of your dental implant ensures it lasts as long as possible. The good news is, dental implants are very easy to take care of. All you have to do is brush and floss your teeth, as usual, then make sure to have regular dental visits every six months.
Can I get dental implants if I wear dentures/bridges?
Yes, you can get dental implants if you’ve been wearing dentures or bridges. Many people seek dental implants as an alternative to other tooth replacements because they’re more permanent and feel natural.
If you’ve been wearing dentures or a bridge for a while, you may have experienced some jawbone degeneration that comes with tooth loss. Dr. Assi can help you regrow a strong jawbone with supplemental procedures so you can receive a beautiful dental implant.
How long does the implant process take?
The entire dental implant process takes about four to six months due to the process of osseointegration. This is what makes dental implants so successful — the implant thoroughly integrates with the living tissue in your jawbone to create natural tooth strength.
You won’t actually spend much time in the dental chair, though. The main dental implant procedures, placing the fixture, only takes an hour or two. Most of your time is spent healing and letting the implant integrate.
Can my child/teen get dental implants?
No, dental implants aren’t recommended for children or teens. While a great option for adults, dental implants require a stable oral health environment. The mouths of young people are still growing and changing, which isn’t an ideal situation for dental implants.
If you’re interested in dental implants for your teen, the general guidelines recommend waiting until the age of 16 for girls and the age of 18 for boys. Dr. Assi must wait for bone growth to be finished before he can place a successful dental implant.