Why You Should Consider Dental Implants
Tooth loss happens, but a toothless smile doesn’t have to.
Tooth loss happens to more American adults then you might realize. Whether you lost a tooth during an accident or our St. Petersburg, FL, dentist, Dr. Rosemarie Márquez, had to extract the tooth because it was too damaged, it’s important to understand your options when it comes to replacing that missing tooth (or teeth). Dental implants are considered the next best thing to real teeth and we are here to tell you why these might just be the best option for treating your tooth loss.
Here are just some of the unique benefits of getting dental implants in St. Petersburg:
They Could Last Your Entire Life
That’s right, this small metal implant is durable and strong enough to last several decades, which means that you could have this new tooth for the rest of your life. No other tooth replacement lasts nearly as long. While we may need to replace the dental crown portion of the implant over the years (this will depend on how well you care for it), the metal implant itself boasts an incredible longevity.
Protect Your Bone Health
One of the most common complications of tooth loss is bone loss. The jawbone requires stimulation from the tooth’s roots in order to remain strong. Once a tooth falls out there isn’t enough stimulation and the jawbone begins to deteriorate. The only tooth replacement that can actually prevent this from happening is a dental implant because it serves as artificial tooth roots. Our St. Petersburg general dentist can place the implant into the jawbone where it will fuse together with natural bone and tissue to become a permanent part of the jawbone.
Enjoy Eating What You Want
Since dental implants are part of your jawbone you know that they aren’t going to go anywhere. This means that you have an artificial tooth that functions just like a real tooth. Now chewing is fully restored so you can go ahead and enjoy all of your favorite foods without worrying about your teeth. Your implant is incredibly durable so you can trust that if you want to order a big juicy steak, your implant will be up for the challenge.
Dental implants have helped so many people regain a full, beautiful smile and you could be next. If you want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for implants, don’t hesitate to call our St. Petersburg, FL dental office today for a consultation.