Dental Implants Specialist

Cesar Hurtado, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Cesar Hurtado, DDS

General Dentistry located in Miami, FL

A great smile can transform the way you see the world, and yourself. Cesar Hurtado, Jr., DDS, at Cesar Hurtado DDS creates dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in Miami, Dr. Hurtado’s knowledgeable team can replace missing or severely damaged teeth. You can look and feel your best again using the latest technology of digital X-rays and leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin (LPRF). If you're ready to learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What do dental implants do?

For many adults, having dental implants is the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. This is where dental implants can help. Dental implants feel and function like natural teeth. They're durable and stable, and function almost the same as natural teeth.

Using a digital X-ray image, Dr. Hurtado places your dental implant. A dental implant is a metal post or frame that a dentist surgically attaches to your jawbone, beneath your gums. The metal post becomes a permanent base for a replacement tooth. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Dr. Hurtado suggests leukocyte platelet-rich fibrin (LPRF) treatment to speed your mouth’s healing after the procedure.

Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, Dr. Hurtado will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post. The implants fuse to your jawbone, so they are strong, stable, and don’t shift in your mouth.

These metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay solidly affixed to your jaw.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

On top of looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten benefits:

  • Are permanent and can last a lifetime
  • Are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth
  • Help retain your natural face shape and smile
  • Preserve your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Help you talk casually and without worry
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren't vulnerable to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement

Who are candidates for dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you may be an excellent dental implant candidate. Your jaw needs to be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are not appropriate for kids, as their mouths have not finished growing. However, implants are an exceptional solution for adults.

You could also be a great implant candidate if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with Dr. Hurtado to ask questions and learn more about your options.

Book an appointment online or call Cesar Hurtado DDS to take the first step toward a more confident smile.