What Are Dental Implants?
The dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed into the gum where the tooth’s root used to be. This post acts as the root of the artificial tooth. After placement, the post is given a couple of months to heal and bond to the jawbone. This, in turn, creates a stable, secure foundation for the rest of the artificial tooth. After the crown is placed, the dental implant will look, feel, and function like a natural tooth.
What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?
In order to understand the benefits of a dental implant, it’s first best to understand how missing teeth can impact your smile. When you have missing teeth, your remaining teeth may shift around the gap, causing misalignments, which can contribute to difficulties eating and speaking. Also, gums, where the tooth was previously, are vulnerable to gum disease. By placing a dental implant where the missing tooth was, we can restore the function of your smile and bite.
For more information about how we can help you achieve your healthiest and brightest smile, contact us today at 239-574-2700. We look forward to serving your family’s dental needs.
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