At The International Center for Dental Excellence in Fort Lauderdale, FL, patients who are missing teeth need to work with us to consider the best solution to repair their smile’s function and beauty. With the help of Dr. Yolanda Cintron, many patients will find that the placement of zirconia dental implants will improve their situation dramatically.
What is a dental implant?
Dr. Yolanda Cintron describes the dental implant as a tooth root replacement made from zirconia. Zirconia is different from other dental implants that are commonly made with a metal such as titanium. Zirconia is more natural in appearance and is also biocompatible with the body. The implant itself appears as a small screw placed into the jawbone during an oral surgery. The jawbone then reacts by growing new bone around the implant. This process is known as osseointegration and is essential for the success and longevity of the implant placement. Once the bone wraps around the implant to hold it firmly in place within the jaw, the dentist can then restore the zirconia implant using a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a full denture. The versatility of the dental implant is what makes it a smart choice for many of our patients.
Who is a candidate for a zirconia dental implant?
Determining candidacy is done during an evaluation appointment with Dr. Yolanda Cintron. The team at The International Center for Dental Excellence of the Fort Lauderdale area will perform a series of diagnostic tests, including x-rays, CTScan, surgical stents, etc to ensure the patient has enough bone in the jaw for the procedure to be successful. Patients can work with Dr. Cintron to plan their restoration procedure. If patients do not have enough jawbone present for the successful placement of the dental implant, they may want to consider alternative choices or speak to Dr. Cintron or an oral surgeon about rebuilding the bone with bone grafting.
Why choose the zirconia dental implant?
There are many reasons patients choose dental implants to replace their missing teeth.
- Dental implants are versatile and can replace one or all the teeth in the smile.
- Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care, as they become solid in the jawbone in the same way a natural tooth does.
- Dental implants may cost more initially, but their longevity makes them an affordable option over time.
- Dental implants are made of zirconia, a more biocompatible material that will ensure successful results.
- Dental implants are cared for just like the natural teeth with brushing and flossing at home and routine dental appointments for cleanings and exams.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Yolanda Cintron today.
If you reside in the area of Fort Lauderdale, FL and are ready to work with Dr. Yolanda Cintron and her professional staff to improve the function and health of your smile after tooth loss, we encourage you to request a visit with our team. Our front office can be reached by calling (954) 945-7355 and is located at 2021 East Commercial Boulevard, Ste. 208. We accept new patients interested in general, cosmetic, and aesthetic dental solutions for their smiles!