Dental implants are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. An implant is a small titanium post that will be placed into the jawbone to anchor a crown or denture.
First, the dentist will request some x-rays to evaluate the amount of the bone before selecting the right implant for you. If you don’t have enough bone to hold the implant, an additional procedure, bone grafting, can be done previously or in the same day of the implant placement.
Some patients can have the implants and replacement teeth placed all in one visit. Most patients, however, will need to wait a few months for the bone to grow around the implant to support it firmly (osseointegration).
Before placing the artificial teeth, the dentist will take a mold of the implant and use that to customize the connection between the implant and your new teeth.
The final replacement teeth are typically placed after a few months. In the meantime, the dentist can fabricate a temporary crown/denture to help with function and aesthetics until the final teeth are ready.
Dental implants may be the best option for you. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile.
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Best dentist experience ever! I have to admit going to the dentist is not my favorite thing, but Dr. Florencio and her team were great. For the first time I could understand what was going on in my teeth. I can't tell much from those x-rays, but they took some digital images which showed the tooth decay, and had very clear explanations of the procedure, and what to expect. And that laughing gas made it all a walk in the park. Thanks!
I moved to the area last spring, so this was my first visit to Tulip Dental. I went in to get my regular cleaning, They were quick but did a thorough job and are not rushing to get me out the door and onto the next patient. Somehow, my teeth seemed smoother than I remember from previous cleaning. They answered all my questions about the crown my previous dentist had recommended, and made me understand much better what to expect from my teeth in the next several years. Great experience!
The dentist I had since I was a kid retired and I was nervous about selecting a new one. A friend mentioned Tulip Dental, and I felt compelled to try it, as the location was so much more convenient than the old place. My experience couldn't have been better. I didn't had much work needed, Dr. Florencio was great in explaining what to watch for, and what to expect. Thank you so much for your wonderful care. Keep up the great work!
I brought in my 3yo son to Dr. Florencio for his first dental visit. The staff was so friendly, patient, and accommodating!! I guess I may have transmitted some of anxiety to Kevin, because he seemed very quiet as we were driving to the clinic. As we got there, he went right or the kids while I filled the paperwork. Roberta (the assistant) has quite a ways with kids. (I later learned she was a pediatric dentist in Brazil). I'm not sure Kevin liked best Roberta, the cool alligator, or the medal he got in the end, but he was talking about it for days!
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