More about dental implantsDr. Marlon Pasquier is a dentist at Miami Modern Dental who prides himself in offering a wide selection of services for patients who are seeking general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Dental implants are just one of several treatment options available to patients in the area who are interested in replacing one or more missing teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that look like small screws. The implants are placed during oral surgery and use the jawbone as the foundation for stability and strength. The jawbone reacts to the placement of the dental implant with osseointegration, during which the bone fuses to the restoration. Once this has been achieved, the implants are restored as needed and are cared for over time.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?The best candidate is a patient who has sufficient jawbone to hold the implant in place and ensure that it has the right foundation for support. To determine this, our team of dental professionals will have a series of x-rays taken, allowing them to check the structure of the bone and decide if it will be sufficient for a dental implant. Dr. Marlon Pasquier does not want to perform a procedure such as dental implant placement if he feels it will not be successful, so this screening process will ensure the treatment works!
What are the benefits of dental implants?Dental implants are:
- Strong and durable
What alternatives are available?While dental implants are the “gold standard” in tooth replacement, they are not for everyone. In fact, some patients might want a removable option that is simple to clean and care for. Therefore, the team at Miami Modern Dental works with patients to help them decide what restorative treatment is appropriate for their lifestyle, budget, and specific needs. Dr. Marlon Pasquier and his team evaluate patients and then discuss the other options that they can consider as well. This includes partial dentures, full dentures, and dental bridges. Partial dentures are used to replace one or more teeth within the arch and are a special appliance made of acrylic and metal framework. They are easily removed for cleaning and care. Full dentures are only used when patients are missing all the teeth within the arch. These acrylic restorations include false teeth and gum tissues and are placed over the gums. They can be held in place with natural suction or dental adhesives. The last option is a dental bridge. Dental bridges use the adjacent teeth to anchor the restoration in place. A dental bridge is formed with false teeth called pontics which are fused to dental crowns on each end. These crowns are supported with either existing natural teeth or with dental implants. Assessing a patient and helping them decide on a proper tooth replacement solution is done with the help of our dental team at Miami Modern Dental.
Why choose Miami Modern Dental?Dr. Marlon Pasquier, Sr. works with his son to provide family-friendly, quality dental work to patients in and around the community of Miami, and their team has years of combined experience in providing dentistry.
Learn more about dental implants as a tooth replacement solutionIf you reside in or around the area of Miami, FL and are interested in finding out more about the benefits of placing dental implants for tooth replacement, Dr. Marlon Pasquier, Sr. and his team encourage you to book an appointment with him and his team at Miami Modern Dental. During this initial appointment, patients can consult with their dentist to determine if they are candidates for dental implants and to discuss the ways in which they can be used to restore the smile. Call (786) 338-9228 and visit the office at 7155 West Flagler Street.