Coral Gables and Miami Beach — Restorative and Implant Dentistry
There are many options to restore beauty and function to a smile. Dental implants or bridges can replace missing teeth, while crowns can add strength and repair cracks and discolorations. Gables Perfect Smile offers patients in and around Miami Beach and Coral Gables a range of restorative options, including implant dentistry and dentures, to bring beauty and functionality back to a smile. Dr. Gloria Ospina is experienced in a full range of restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Implant dentistry offers patients with missing teeth a state-of-the-art option for tooth replacement. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing. Each titanium "root" is topped with a natural-looking artificial tooth for permanent tooth replacement that is strong, fully functional, and beautiful. Once an implant is in place, the surrounding jawbone will fuse to the titanium, creating a strong foundation for the replacement tooth.
Benefits of Implant Dentistry
Implant dentistry has become the preferred method of tooth replacement for many reasons. Dental implants don't depend on surrounding teeth for support like bridges do, and they look and function much like natural teeth. Dental implants also prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting out of place, and they prevent bone loss that inevitably occurs when teeth are missing. Implant dentistry has come a long way since it was first developed, and now many types of dental implants are available to address many different needs.
Choose Experienced Implant Specialists
At your initial evaluation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. The dentist will then use her extensive training and expertise to create a personalized treatment plan for tooth replacement. It is important to have your dental implants placed by a dental surgeon who is experienced in implant dentistry. At our Coral Gables practice, near Miami Beach, implant dentistry is performed by Dr. Gloria Ospina who has years of experience and special training in the placement of dental implants. Contact Gables Perfect Smile in Coral Gables to learn more about our implant and other restorative dentistry procedures.
Today’s dentures are more natural-looking and easier to wear than ever before. A full-set of custom-made dentures can be made if all natural teeth are missing, or a partial denture can be crafted to replace a few missing teeth. We have the experience to create natural looking and comfortable dentures for our Miami-area patients. Advances in implant dentistry can make dentures even more functional and retentive. A special type of full or partial denture can be fabricated that will lock into several dental implant posts that are placed into the jawbone. Implant-supported dentures greatly increase chewing and speaking ability for many patients.
We often use dental crowns to restore beauty and strength to a tooth that has been weakened by decay, injury, or endodontic (root canal) therapy. Dental crowns are caps that fit over the entire tooth. The targeted tooth is prepared by removing damaged areas and shaping it to accommodate the dental crown. An impression of the prepared tooth is made so that the crown can be precisely crafted to fit snugly on the tooth. Once the crown is ready, it is cemented onto the tooth. At our practice near Miami Beach, we primarily use dental crowns as a restorative dentistry option; however, we also use them for aesthetic applications such as fixing minor misalignments and repairing cracks and discolorations.
Dental bridges can be placed to fill in gaps left by missing teeth. Bridges not only make it easer for patients to speak and eat, but they also prevent surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. Dental bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth that are held in place by dental crowns The procedure to place a dental bridge requires two visits: one to prepare the adjacent teeth and take an impression of the area, and a second to place the bridge once it has been custom made from the impression.
Contact Gables Perfect Smile to Schedule a Consultation
At Gables Perfect Smile, our cosmetic dentist is experienced in a full range of restorative dentistry treatments. You will never need to go elsewhere for specialties such as dental implant placement. Contact Gables Perfect Smile in Coral Gables, near Miami Beach, to learn more about the implant and restorative dentistry options we offer.