When tooth loss changes your smile, dental implants offer an excellent solution. Your Pensacola, FL, dentist, Dr. Edwin Yee, can help you decide if implants are a good choice for you.
Dental implants completely restore missing teeth
Implants offer the only way to replace the roots of lost teeth. Roots give your teeth the strength you need to bite and chew hard and tough foods. Although other restoration methods replace the crowns or visible parts of your teeth, only dental implants can restore your roots.
Dental implants are small posts made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that bonds to the bone. Bonding ensures that your new roots are firmly attached to your jawbone. You'll receive your implants during a minor oral surgical procedure in Pensacola, FL. Your implants will be securely attached to the bone in just three to six months.
Crowns attached to the tops of dental implants improve your appearance and restore your chewing ability. The restorations are made from an impression of your mouth and look completely natural.
Dental implants offer these advantages:
- Stronger Jawbone: Your jawbone may begin to shrink after tooth loss, due to decreased stimulation from tooth roots. Unfortunately, as the bone shrinks, it may not be able to adequately support your teeth or the muscles in your lower face. Loose teeth and sagging facial muscles can occur as a result of this condition, called resorption. Fortunately, dental implants provide the stimulation the jawbone needs to remain healthy.
- Excellent Biting Power: Loss of biting power won't be a problem with your new teeth. Since your implants are firmly attached to your jawbone, they'll provide the power you need to eat a variety of foods.
- Easy Care: You'll simply brush and floss your new teeth. Flossing around the base of the tooth is particularly important and will help you avoid an infection that could loosen your implants.
- Versatility: There are no limits when it comes to dental implants. A single implant can replace one missing tooth, or you can choose to replace several or all of your teeth with implant-supported dentures or bridges.
Restore your smile with dental implants! Call your dentist in Pensacola, FL, Dr. Yee, at (850) 479-3355 to schedule an appointment.