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Dental implants can replace one or an entire upper or lower set of missing teeth.
CORAL SPRINGS, FL, May 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Tooth loss can affect patients young and old, affecting a person's ability to eat and speak clearly as well as impacting self-esteem and self-confidence. Dr. Paulo Sarria, a dentist at Coral Springs, Florida's Innovation Dental office, knows these patient concerns all too well. That's why he offers dental implant procedures as an alternative to tooth replacement methods such as dental bridges or dentures.
While dental implants have been around since the 1950s, dentists have made great strides in recent years that have made dental implants a more frequently chosen replacement option. Dental implants are made from titanium and aim to re-create the tooth's natural structures. The implant itself serves as the tooth's root while the crown placed over the implant looks like a patient's tooth before it was lost.
Several dental implants can also be implanted into the jawbone strategically to anchor an entire upper or lower portion of the jaw.
Dr. Sarria has undergone special training in prosthodontics, the dental specialty that involves creating dental implants and other artificial tooth structures. At his office, he uses digital imaging to view a patient's teeth and jawbone to determine if a patient who has experienced tooth loss is a candidate for dental implants.
When a patient loses a tooth, he or she can also lose the jawbone that anchors the tooth. This is why it is important to replace a missing tooth as quickly as possible after tooth loss. However, Dr. Sarria can evaluate a patient to determine if he or she could successfully receive a dental implant.
The dental implant process involves surgically implanting a screw-like implant into the jaw. The implant is then left to heal through a process called osseointegration. Titanium is the material of choice for dental implants because the jawbone fuses with the metal to create a sturdy and permanent bond. This permanence is one of the reasons why Dr. Sarria says his Coconut Creek, Parkland and Coral Springs area dental implant patients opt for this tooth replacement method.
Once the dental implant has properly fused with the bone, Dr. Sarria can create a custom crown to fit over the implant. This can create a seamless smile without another person being able to tell the tooth was replaced. After this time, the dental implant does not require special care beyond brushing and flossing regularly, caring for the dental implant just as a patient would for his or her own teeth.
"Dental implants are a sturdy, permanent way to replace a lost or missing tooth," says Dr. Sarria, a Coconut Creek, Parkland and Coral Springs area dental implant dentist. "I have seen many of my patients regain not only their smile, but also their self-confidence after tooth loss."
For more information on dental implants at Dr. Sarria's Innovation Dental office in Coral Springs, FL, which also serves Coconut Creek, FL and Parkland, FL, please call (954) 227-2718. To learn about additional services Dr. Sarria offers, including veneers and teeth whitening, please visit his practice website at www.InnovationDentalFL.com.
About Innovation Dental: Paulo A. Sarria, DMD, is a Coral Springs, FL, dentist and a graduate of the UNICOC Dental School in Cali, Colombia and Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to receiving high honors in the field of Prosthodontics at Nova, he also pursues numerous continuing education courses in cosmetic, endodontic and implant dentistry.
Dr. Paulo A. Sarria
6180 West Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33067
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