Should I Consider Dental Implants?
Missing teeth? Restore your smile with dental implants from Rosemarie Marquez, DMD in St. Petersburg. Dental implants are substitute tooth roots that are placed into your jaw to hold false teeth. Today, implants are often being used as an alternative to dentures and bridges to replace lost teeth. Here are 5 ways that dental implants could benefit you.
1. You are losing your teeth.
Dental implants will transform the appearance of your smile. Dental implants are the most attractive solution for replacing lost teeth. Dental implants feel and look like your original teeth. With dental implants, you will look as incredible as you feel. And, because they're designed to fuse with the jawbone, they become permanent.
2. You have eating problems.
One missing tooth can make eating very difficult. Traditional dentures can also make eating difficult. Dental implants can improve your ability to chew food. Dental implants function like your remaining teeth, allowing you to eat all your favorite meals in comfort and with confidence.
3. You have good bone density.
When a tooth is missing, the healthy bone that used to surround it begins to break down or deteriorate over time. Dental implant surgery can replace one or more teeth provided there is enough bone to support the implants. If there isn't sufficient bone to completely envelope the implants, bone graft surgery may be necessary.
4. Implants are long-lasting.
Wear and tear take a toll on dental restorations. In fact, bridges and dentures may need to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, but not dental implants. Once bonding is complete, your implant becomes a permanent part of your jawbone. Brushing and flossing daily will help you keep your implant healthy.
5. Dental implants help you avoid tooth loss complications.
Jawbone resorption, a problem that occurs when your jawbone shrinks and weakens, can be an issue after tooth loss. Resorption happens when your jawbone no longer receives stimulation from your roots. Eventually, you may experience facial sagging and might even notice that your teeth are loose. Dental implants help prevent resorption by stimulating your jawbone as effectively as your natural roots.
The best way to find out if dental implants are right for you is to consult with our world-class dentist. Call Rosemarie Marquez, DMD at (727) 345-1774 today to schedule a dental implant consultation and get the smile you deserve. An improved smile and happier you are well on their way.