Implants Dentistry

Losing a tooth can be devastating. It affects your appearance and can lead to other physical problems that can detrimentally impact your health. Dental implants enhance the quality of life for our patients in Miami, Florida. Dental implants improve your overall health, while helping you gain the confidence that comes from a well-functioning smile that looks good and feels natural. There are many benefits to replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

  • Preserve the integrity of bone structure after tooth loss
  • Maintain the health of adjacent teeth as there is no need for bridge work
  • Eliminate the need for bothersome dentures
  • Improve speaking ability
  • Correct bite misalignments

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants replace the tooth’s natural anchoring roots with bio-compatible titanium that supports a porcelain crown tooth. At our office in Miami, dental implant restorations have three parts:

  1. Bone-integrated titanium implant
  2. Implant abutment
  3. Porcelain crown made to match your natural teeth

What is the process for dental implants?

  • Planning stage:  Planning is the most significant aspect of the process. The difference between success and failure of your implant is a thorough treatment plan. Specialized imaging may be used to determine bone condition and visualize a 3D view to ensure perfect placement.
  • Implant placement: Dr. Rodriguez will place the dental implant in the ideal location for gum tissue to form around the implant.
  • Healing: the bone around the dental implant will develop and integrate with the new implant in a a few weeks.
  • Temporary restoration: For esthetic purposes, a temporary restoration may be placed if the implant is in a visible area until the site heals.
  • Abutment placement: After the healing is complete, Dr. Rodriguez will place the dental implant abutment to connect the dental implant to the natural looking porcelain crown.
  • Porcelain crown: Your crown will be attached to the abutment and you will have a functional natural tooth

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Anyone who is missing teeth is a candidate for dental implants. We work with clients at a variety of ages. It does not matter how old you are but it does matter if you are too young. Since bones are still forming during teen years we advise our younger patients to wait for implants until they have a developed bone structure.

The best time for a dental implant is shortly after a tooth extraction; however, Dr. Rodriguez has placed dental implants successfully years after tooth loss. The most important requirement for dental implants is an adequate amount of healthy bone to support and implant.

Why choose us for your dental implants?

Dr. Rodriguez has been placing and restoring dental implants since 1996. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists with over two decades of experience. He has placed and restored thousands of implants. All phases of your implant care are performed by Dr. Rodriguez in house. This includes your complimentary planning session, a CT Scan, the placement surgery, the restoration of your implants as well as any ancillary services such as bone grafting, sinus lifts and IV Sedation that you may need. Peace of mind in your doctor’s experience, convenience of service with one doctor and one location as well as the cost savings afforded by combining surgical and restorative phases of treatment are all the reasons you would want to choose us for your implant needs. Please take a moment to schedule your complimentary planning session with Dr. Rodriguez to discuss your options. We look forward to hearing from you.