A Long-Lasting Solution
Are you seeking a permanent solution to missing teeth? Would you like to have the confidence that comes with knowing you have a strong and durable replacement for your missing teeth? More and more people are choosing dental implants to fix issues with damaged or missing teeth because they provide effective and lasting results.
Why are dental implants so popular?
If you are missing teeth or have been advised by your dentist that one of your teeth is beyond repair and needs to be removed, you have several restoration options. A dental implant is the most effective solution for restoring the natural look and function of your smile. It has several other benefits, such as:
- Ability to eat any foods you desire — There’s no need to avoid certain foods as you would with dentures.
- Clear speech — With missing teeth or dentures, it can be difficult to pronounce certain words clearly.
- Comfort — You won’t notice the difference between your natural teeth and implants.
- Convenient — You can care for your implants just like your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing.
- Oral health support — Missing teeth can cause your other teeth to shift out of position, causing more dental problems. The jawbone where the tooth is missing can also start to deteriorate without the stimulation provided by a tooth. Dental implants help keep your oral health intact.
With proper care, dental implants have one of the highest success levels when it comes to dental restorations — 98% of dental implant patients will enjoy the benefits of the treatment for many years to come.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants require multiple dentist visits to complete the treatment. The first procedure includes surgically placing the implant, a titanium post, into your jawbone. The post acts like the root of a tooth, holding the replacement tooth in place while stimulating the jawbone to keep it healthy. The jawbone will take time to heal, and it’s during this time that the post fuses to the jawbone, resulting in a strong and lasting support for the replacement tooth.
When the area has healed, your dentist will place the abutment, which connects the post to the artificial tooth. Once your gum heals from this procedure, the dentist will make impressions of your mouth and teeth to create the replacement tooth, or crown. While your replacement tooth is being fabricated at a dental lab, your doctor will provide you with a temporary tooth. The final step in the treatment involves permanently placing the artificial tooth onto the abutment for a strong and secure fit.
If you are considering dental implants in Spring Hill, FL or the surrounding area, please call our office at 352-678-5270 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!.