Welcome to Bayview Smile Design where we make every effort to provide the type of service you would expect from a trusted family dental services provider. Along with the latest dental technology, we offer the highest quality dental care in a caring and comfortable manner. Besides amazing dental implants, we offer a full range of services including: crowns, bridges, complete and partial dentures, cosmetic bonding, emergency procedures, gum and bone surgery, Invisalign, regular exams and cleanings, root canal therapy, teeth whitening, extractions, veneers and more.
We believe in helping our patients obtain their best oral health along with a gorgeous and functional smile. To help our patients achieve this, we created this blog to offer important information about dental implants, the installation process and benefits.
In our first blog, we will introduce you to the dental implants treatment process and the many advantages.
Steps In The Dental Implant Process
In most instances, the dental implant process is completed in four easy steps. 1) The initial exam, 2) Implanting the fixture, 3) Placing the abutment and 4) Installing the crown. Once all four parts of the procedure are complete you can enjoy your permanent and wonderfully functional new smile.
Here is a breakdown of the four steps above:
Step 1: The first step is a complete examination with Dr. Fenton. During this appointment, Dr. Fenton will thoroughly examine your teeth and help you decide if dental implants are the right option for your optimal dental health. Precise measurements of teeth, mouth and jawbone will be taken, along with x-rays. You will also have a chance to ask questions.
Step 2: Next, Dr. Fenton will use his measurements and x-rays to determine the best location for the placement of your dental implant fixture. A fixture is made of titanium and provides the firm support for your permanent replacement teeth. The patient is then sent home to heal. This part of the process usually takes from three to six months.
Step 3: An abutment is the middle part of the dental implant and connects the replacement tooth with the stable fixture piece. After your fixture is properly healed, the abutment can be affixed.
Step 4: At this time, Dr. Fenton will use his considerable expertise to precisely match your dental implants to the size, color and shape of your natural teeth. The final stage of your dental implant procedure is to attach the crown or artificial tooth to the abutment. Once this final stage is complete, you can enjoy the benefits of your wonderfully restored smile!
What Is Osseointegration?
The process of osseointegration happens when the fixture is implanted directly into the patient’s jawbone and is allowed to fuse with the bone. Titanium provides the perfect material for the patients jawbone to grow into and around until it becomes an extremely strong foundation. The entire process is what gives patients a permanent, beautiful and highly functional new smile!
Contact Us Today For Your Dental Implant Consultation
The exceptional staff at Bayview Smile Design would love to help you restore unattractive missing or damaged teeth with dental implants. The procedure is simple and can help protect your dental health. Additionally, fixing gaps between teeth can reduce the risk of oral infection and bring back your self-confidence. Don’t wait to get that gorgeous smile you have always wanted. We are here to answer any questions that you may have about the dental implants process, benefits or financing options. Call our Fort Lauderdale, FL office today to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Fenton.