Our Implant Solutions
Life with missing teeth can be devastating. You refuse to appear at social events or hesitate to smile because you feel like a part of you is missing. At Sweet Hart Dental, we understand how our patients feel when they have a gap between their teeth and we aim to create a smile you’ll be proud to show off.
With our implant solutions, we can replace anywhere from one tooth to an entire arch of missing teeth so you don’t have to struggle through another day without a complete smile.
Preparation for Restorations
Prior to receiving a dental implant or a bridge, we’ll take the time to examine every detail to ensure your procedure has the best possible outcome. With our technology, we can capture 3D images quickly and comfortably so our procedures are more efficient and more precise. This means less recovery time and less time spent in the treatment chair.
Single and Multiple Tooth Bridges
A dental bridge fills the gap of missing teeth by placing a false tooth between two anchored teeth, called abutments, to complete your smile. The process of getting a bridge is simple and pain-free. Dr. Hart will apply a local anesthetic and continue to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the treatment.
Dr. Hart will prepare two or more teeth on either side of the gap to be fitted for crowns. This consists of shaving the enamel on the surrounding teeth to make room for the new crowns. These teeth will serve as anchor teeth, or abutments, for the bridge to hold it in place.
Impressions will be made of your teeth and Dr. Hart will make a temporary bridge for you to wear in the meantime.
During your next visit, your temporary restoration will be removed and you’ll receive your new permanent bridge.
If it’s necessary, Dr. Hart will make any last adjustments to ensure you have a perfect fit.
Your bridge will be cemented onto the abutments for a secure fit.
Replacing a Full Arch
If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth, you can complete your smile with a combination of dental implants and dentures. Dental implants are known for their longevity and their natural look and feel. If cared for properly, they can last a lifetime.
The overall dental implant process is typically 6 months and requires two surgeries. During the first surgery, dental implants are affixed to your jawbone. Through a process called osseointegration, your bone will continue to grow and build a strong foundation with your implant.
The healing process usually takes 4 to 6 months to complete. In the meantime, you’ll wear a temporary restoration such as dentures. After the healing process is complete, you’ll have your second minor surgery where abutments will be attached to the implants. After about two weeks of healing, your final restoration will be placed and your new smile will be complete.
Complete Your Smile at Sweet Hart Dental
At Sweet Hart Dental, we can help you on your road to confidence by restoring your smile. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hart by calling (954) 799-4992 and she can provide you with the information necessary to make an informed decision.
Permanently Fill the Gaps in Your Smile with Dr. Hart
Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry, offering a long-lasting, natural-looking solution for tooth loss. Whether you're missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants can provide a permanent, stable replacement that functions just like your natural teeth.
At Sweet Hart Dental, our Pembroke Pines dentist, Dr. Darlene Hart, offers single and multi-tooth dental implants to restore her patients’ smiles. With a team of experienced dental professionals and ultra-modern technology, we’re proud to help our patients feel confident in their radiant smiles.
What Are Single and Multi-Tooth Dental Implants?
Single Tooth Dental Implants
When restoring a missing tooth, single-tooth dental implants are the gold standard. A single-tooth implant consists of three main components: The implant fixture The abutment The dental crown The implant fixture is a small titanium screw surgically placed into the jawbone, acting as an artificial tooth root. The abutment connects the implant fixture to the dental crown, the visible part of the implant. Your dental crown is customized to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Multi-Tooth Dental Implants
Multi-tooth dental implants, also known as implant-supported bridges, are an excellent option for people missing multiple adjacent teeth. Rather than replacing each missing tooth with an individual implant, a dental bridge supports the restoration of multiple teeth. The bridge is anchored to two or more implant fixtures, creating a stable, functional replacement for the missing teeth.
The Benefits of Single and Multi-Tooth Dental Implants
Dental implants offer numerous advantages over traditional tooth replacement options such as dentures or dental bridges, including:
Enhanced Aesthetics: Dental implants mimic the look and feel of natural teeth, providing a seamless and natural-looking smile.
Improved Functionality: Unlike dentures, dental implants allow you to eat your favorite foods confidently. They provide a strong and stable bite, enabling you to enjoy a varied and nutritious diet.
Durability and Longevity: Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. They’re highly durable and resistant to decay, making them an excellent long-term investment in oral health.
Preservation of Jawbone: When a tooth is lost, the underlying jawbone may deteriorate over time. Dental implants help stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss, preserving the overall structure of your face.
Enhanced Speech: Missing teeth can affect speech clarity, causing slurring or mumbling. Dental implants restore your ability to speak naturally, improving your confidence in social and professional settings.
Convenience and Comfort: Unlike removable dentures, dental implants become a permanent part of your mouth. They eliminate the need for messy adhesives and provide optimal comfort and stability.
The Dental Implant Procedure at Sweet Hart Dental
Your journey begins with an initial consultation with a qualified dentist or oral surgeon. During this visit, Dr. Hart will assess your oral health to determine whether dental implants are the best option for your needs.
If you’re a good candidate for dental implants, Dr. Hart will create a comprehensive treatment plan. This plan will account for factors such as the number of implants needed, the condition of your jawbone, and any additional procedures that may be required.
The next stage involves the surgical placement of the implant fixtures into the jawbone. Dr. Hart will use a local anesthetic or dental sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Then, she’ll strategically position the implants to provide optimal support and stability for the artificial teeth.
Once the implants are placed, a process called osseointegration occurs. Osseointegration is when the surrounding bone fuses with the implant, creating a strong and stable foundation for dental restoration.
After the osseointegration period, an abutment is attached to the implant fixture. The abutment serves as a connector between the implant and the dental crown or bridge.
The last step involves the placement of the dental crown or bridge onto the abutment. This restoration is custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking result.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Darlene Hart
If you're seeking a permanent and reliable solution to restore your smile, single and multi-tooth dental implants at Sweet Hart Dental offer a remarkable option. With their aesthetic appeal, functionality, and longevity, dental implants provide a natural, confident smile that can positively impact your overall well-being.
Take the first step towards reclaiming your oral health and confidence today. Schedule your dental implant consultation with our Pembroke Pines dentist by calling (954) 799-4992. We look forward to meeting new patients in Hollywood, Davie, and Miramar, FL.