Dental Implants Bradenton FL
Missing one or more of your teeth can present a number of challenges. Chewing your food becomes more difficult, which causes your diet and nutrition to suffer. Your career and personal relationships may also suffer if you don’t feel confident about smiling and talking in front of other people.
Did you know that a missing tooth also causes your oral health to suffer?
Without a replacement for your tooth, your remaining teeth will begin to shift into the open space. This will cause your bite to become misaligned and puts your teeth at a much higher risk for conditions such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. Without a replacement for your root, your bone will begin to resorb, or lose density, which decreases the support for your healthy teeth and puts them at a higher risk for more loss.
There is hope, however, because dental implants are the best option dentistry has to offer for replacing one or more missing teeth. This is because a dental implant restores both your tooth and your root, which protects the integrity of your healthy teeth and bone. No other tooth replacement option offers that benefit.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is comprised of three parts that, together, closely mimic your natural tooth. Your root is replaced with a titanium post, which is surgically placed into your bone. The post is biocompatible and designed to integrate with your bone. After the appropriate healing time has passed, an abutment is used to attach your new root and your new tooth.
Your new tooth is made of a high quality porcelain crown that Dr. Clarke will custom design to match your natural teeth and complete your smile so no one will ever know that a tooth was missing. Your dental implant is easy to care for and can be brushed and flossed just like your regular teeth. It’s also extremely durable and with the proper care, can last you a lifetime.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Even if you’re missing multiple teeth, implants might still be a good choice for you. Today, implants are being used to support dental bridges, partials, and dentures, which may be options for restoring your smile.
Implants do require that the patient is in good overall health and has enough healthy bone structure to support the restoration. Dr. Clarke can determine if you’d be a good candidate for dental implants with a thorough examination and some x-rays.
Whether or not implants are in your future, Dr. Clarke has the knowledge and experience to restore form and function to your smile, and there may be other options available to you. The first place to start is a consultation with Dr. Clarke to discuss your needs and your goals for your smile.
Don’t let missing teeth hold you back any longer! Contact Laser Dentistry to learn more about how we can help you reclaim your smile.