If you’ve lost permanent teeth due to trauma, decay, or poor oral hygiene, consider dental implants. Implants can transform your smile and make daily activities like biting and chewing much easier. At Allure Dental of Hollywood, Vadim Valdman, DDS, boasts years of experience placing and restoring dental implants. To make an appointment at the practice in Hollywood, Florida, call the office or click the online booking feature today. Now seeing patients in Cooper City, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Davie, FL.
Dental implants are posts of titanium placed into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. Following placement, the implants integrate with your natural bone, providing a foundation for fixed restorations, like crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures.
Dental implants are the sturdiest and longest-lasting tooth replacement option. If you brush and floss daily and visit Allure Dental of Hollywood at least two times a year, they often last a lifetime*.
Dental implants provide various advantages, including:
Dental implants can even reduce your risk of potentially serious issues. By replacing missing teeth, you can prevent gum recession and keep your remaining teeth from moving out of position.
To qualify for dental implants, you need enough jawbone to support them and healthy gum tissue.
If you have gingivitis, periodontitis, or a history of cavities, Dr. Valdman might recommend a prerequisite procedure like scaling and root planing or a bone graft. These procedures can reduce the risk of complications and ensure a positive treatment outcome.
Let Dr. Valdman know if you have an underlying medical condition like diabetes, heart disease, or kidney disease. These issues won’t keep you from getting implants, but they can present additional side effects, so it’s important that Dr. Valdman is aware.
At Allure Dental of Hollywood, getting dental implants takes three separate visits.
At your first visit, Dr. Valdman reviews your oral health history, asks about your goals, and conducts a comprehensive oral exam. He also takes X-rays to assess the health of your jaw and gum tissue.
If you qualify for implants, Dr. Valdman numbs your mouth and places them into your jaw. Following placement, he writes you a prescription for antibiotics and provides care instructions.
A few months later, when the implants finish integrating with your bone, you return to Allure Dental of Hollywood. Dr. Valdman takes scans of your mouth and sends them to a laboratory that manufactures your custom restorations.
When the laboratory completes your crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures, you return to Allure Dental of Hollywood for the final time. Dr. Valdman numbs your mouth, connects the restorations to your implants, and explains how to care for them.
To keep your implants in optimal condition, Dr. Valdman recommends brushing twice daily and visiting Allure Dental of Hollywood every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
It's also a good idea to avoid bad habits like biting your fingernails or opening packaging with your teeth. If you grind your teeth or lead a physically active lifestyle, Dr. Valdman also recommends wearing a mouthguard or a nightguard.
To learn more about the benefits of implants, make an appointment at Allure Dental of Hollywood by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.
*Individual results may vary.
Now seeing patients in Cooper City, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL and Davie, FL