What Are Dental Implants?


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    Dental Implants: A Permanent Solution

    Dental Implants are artificial, man-made tooth roots that are typically made from titanium. The materials used to make implants are biocompatible and, therefore, encourage new bone growth. This means that the implant will integrate with your jaw and become a permanent part of your body over time.

    The 3 Parts of a Dental Implant

    Diagram of the parts of a dental implant and the jaw.

    Dental Implants, as most people imagine them, consist of three components: the implant, abutment, and restoration.

    The root (or fixture) will be anchored to your jaw, and the abutment will be connected to the fixture in such a way that it extends above the gum lines. The exposed abutment is then covered with a restoration (the artificial tooth). The aim of the fixture and abutment is simply to support the “replacement tooth” your dentist has in mind.

    The restoration can be a crown, bridge or denture, and is the only part of the entire implant that should require ongoing maintenance.

    How long do dental implants last

    Woman smiling because her dental implants have lasted her a long time with no issues.

    Dental implants (fixtures) should last for the rest of your life, which is why we guarantee our Miami Lakes implants and their integrity as long as they integrate correctly after your surgery.

    However, anything above the bone (your abutment or restoration) is a responsibility we share. Ongoing care and maintenance will help the restorations last for as long as possible, but a crown or denture will eventually wear out. Unlike the implant itself, the restorations don’t last for decades. They do start to chip and wear away and will likely need to be replaced eventually.

    Affordable Dentures & Implants in Miami Lakes

    For just $1995, you can get the entire 3-piece prosthesis: a single implant, abutment, and crown. Implant-supported overdentures start as low as $1,200 per implant and $375 per denture. Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation and x-ray to find out which option is best for you. 0% interest financing is available.

    At Affordable Dentures and Implants in Miami lakes, we see dental implant patients of all ages. Learn more about if you are a candidate for implants.

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    8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Dr. Daniel Fenton

    16201 NW 57th Ave
    Miami Lakes, FL 33014
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