Many patients can complete their smiles with an advanced dental implants system in Clearwater and Seminole, FL!
Healthy teeth support efficient chewing, proper digestion, and good nutrition. They also support a confident, attractive smile and clear speech. Additionally, teeth that function well keep the supporting facial bone strong. The jaw, for instance, depends on the stimulation that it gets from the teeth (through functions such as grinding down food) for its strength. Missing teeth hasten the loss of bone. This destructive process worsens challenges with chewing and speaking and can prematurely age your face.
For these reasons, Boulevard Dental of Clearwater and Seminole, FL, recommends prompt tooth replacement, such as treatment with implants. In some cases, you never have to be seen without teeth! With options such as immediate implants, you do not give bone loss the chance to arise.
Why implants represent superior tooth replacement
The dental implant is a cylinder made from biocompatible (“tissue-friendly) materials such as titanium. The implant is shaped and designed to replicate a natural tooth root. Just like natural roots, the implant is placed in the jaw during a straightforward procedure. In the following weeks or months, the titanium integrates or joins with the rest of the jawbone. It becomes a part of the jaw. So, it can act as a natural tooth root. A single implant may support one tooth, or as few as four strategically placed implants may be used to support an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. The restorations are placed on top of the implant. They are linked to the implant with connector pieces (or “abutments”), or a denture base may “snap” into place.
Since the crown, bridge, or denture is connected to implants in the jaw, the replacement teeth are not going anywhere! They stay securely in place for optimal comfort, eating, and other functions. The process of grinding down food also keeps the supporting facial bone healthy and strong, which prevents bone loss.
Patients with existing bone loss may be candidates for mini dental implants. As the “mini” name suggests, these implants are smaller than “standard” implants. They may be applied through more conservative techniques, making this a suitable option for patients who cannot undergo surgery or who have inadequate bone mass to support implants. Patients also appreciate immediate dentures. Immediately after teeth are extracted, the interim or provisional dentures may be placed. So, you never have to be seen in public without teeth! After tissues have healed, permanent dentures are made and put that conform precisely to your mouth. Also, think of this approach as a “running start” for you to get accustomed to living with dentures.
Are you holding on to painful, decayed teeth? Do you have gaps in your smile? Please don’t delay reaching out to us today. We look forward to completing your smile! You can reach us in Clearwater at (727) 758-2898 and Seminole at (727) 308-6224