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Complete your Smile and Prevent Bone Loss and other Complications with Dental Implants

People lose teeth for many different reasons, including illness, injury, tooth decay, or gum disease. The longer you wait to restore your missing tooth, the likelier further dental issues arise. When a tooth is not anchored to the jawbone, the bone starts to retreat, and nearby teeth tend to shift toward the gap. 

It is crucial to replace the missing tooth to avoid further problems for the surrounding teeth. There are many tooth replacement options in Fort Lauderdale, Florida—including fixed implant bridges, full or partial dentures, and dental implants.

How a Missing Tooth Affects Your Health

Missing a tooth can affect many areas of your life. If left untreated, the bone can deteriorate; with multiple missing teeth, the facial structure can sag, changing the appearance of your face. Aside from appearances and the social stigma that can surround missing teeth, it can be more difficult to eat certain hard foods and talk properly. Professionally, having a noticeable missing tooth can affect your career. 

At Raynald Michel DDS, our emphasis focuses on healing your oral issues and restoring your appearance. Dr. Michel appreciates how missing a tooth can affect your life and is highly skilled in dental implant procedures. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants restore your missing tooth root by bonding with the jawbone and functioning exactly like a natural root. Thin titanium posts anchor into the gap of the missing tooth to provide a solid support for dental crowns. Implants work in the same manner as regular teeth, giving our Fort Lauderdale, Florida, patients the ability to chew, speak, and smile naturally. 

Dental implants are considered the gold standard of permanent tooth replacement, giving countless people their beautiful smiles back. There are multiple options for restoring missing teeth, but dental implants feel and look most natural. Reestablishing your roots prevents future dental problems and maintains the contours of your face.

Real Patients, Real Results

Before and After Transformations by Raynald Michel, DDS

Dental Implants Before After

Dental Implants – Implant treatment of a missing pre-molar.

The Benefit of Dental Implants

Patients may have different reasons to enjoy dental implants, but they may not know the full benefits that implants yield, including:

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Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

  • Protecting bone structure: Bone loss can occur for a few oral health reasons. The most common cause of bone loss is through unreplaced teeth. The root helps preserve the bone by stimulating it when you bite or chew. When the root is no longer there, the bone reabsorbs into the body quickly. The longer a missing tooth is left unrestored, the more bone loss occurs. With a dental implant standing in for a missing root, bone loss stops, and the bone continues to be stimulated. Patients with dental implants never have to worry about the sunken and saggy appearances that many denture-wearers can have over time. 
  • Feels like natural teeth: While dentures are a good tooth replacement option for many, there are a few complaints about their capacity to slip and slide in your mouth. Some people even fear them falling out while they are eating or speaking. Since dental implants are a part of your bone structure, you’ll never have to worry about them falling out. Dental implants are anchored permanently to your mouth, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, patients can enjoy them for many years. 
  • Ability to do what you want: Missing teeth make it hard to eat certain chewy or crunchy foods like apples or steak. Dental implants renew your ability to eat anything you want without limits. 
  • No-fuss maintenance: Dental implants don’t require special care or maintenance. You care for your implants as you would your natural teeth. Dr. Raynald Michel recommends brushing twice a day and flossing at least once, as well as staying current with your teeth cleaning and comprehensive exams at Raynald Michel DDS.

Call Our Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dental Office to Restore Your Smile!

Don’t continue living with missing teeth. Renew your quality of life and appearance by replacing your teeth with dental implants. Call Dr. Michel immediately to get more information about dental implants and to see if you are a good candidate. 


What are dental implants and how do they work?

Dental implants are a type of dental restoration used to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are artificial posts that are surgically placed into the jaw to replace the root of a missing tooth. The implant fuses with the jawbone and can then support a covering restoration such as a crown, bridge or denture.

Can anyone get dental implants?

Dental implants can work for many people to replace missing teeth. Dental implants require sufficient jawbone structure to support them, but with modern dentistry there are solutions even if you have insufficient bone structure. Implants can be used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth or even an entire dental arch.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants have many benefits because they function much like natural teeth. This means that they provide the stability needed to chew, speak, smile, and laugh with confidence. They also help to support healthy bone structure and can be cleaned and cared for just like your natural teeth.

How do I care for dental implants?

Dental implants don’t usually require any special care other than your usual good oral hygiene habits. Remember to brush and floss daily and don’t neglect your regular dental checkups.

Are dental implants permanent?

Dental implants are a permanent addition to your smile and are designed to last for the rest of your life as they fuse with your jawbone. You may still need to have regular maintenance for whatever restorative crown, bridge, or denture you receive on your implants.

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