Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss. Mainly due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury, tooth loss can hinder not only your smile, but your confidence too. For years, bridges and dentures were the only options available for people with tooth loss, but now, dental implants are available.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that provide a strong foundation for both permanent or removable replacement teeth. Best of all, dental implants look and feel like your very own teeth. Learn more about dental implants and how they can improve your smile here.
Dental Implants are Built to Last
Unlike older style dental bridges that only lasted five to seven years, dental implants are made of materials closely resembling natural teeth. Dental implants are strong and durable and can last a lifetime with proper maintenance. You care for your dental implants just as you would care for your natural teeth by brushing and flossing, but with the added benefit of not getting cavities. Always schedule regular visits to your dentist for routine cleanings and to maintain gum health.
No More Dentures
Dentures can slip, slide, fall out, hurt and be a general hinderance. They can also make speaking difficult if not fitted correctly. With dental implants, your teeth stay in your mouth, not in a cup in the bathroom. Dental implants are affixed and fused to your jawbone so that the new teeth can’t shift or fall out. Unlike dentures, you can also eat your favorite foods and recover your sense of taste with your new implants.
Retain Healthy Bone and Teeth
Your jawbone can deteriorate over time if it’s not supporting natural teeth. Since implants are affixed to the jawbone, the bone is actually stimulated and preserved. Additionally, fitting a tooth-supported bridge requires filing down healthy teeth on either side of a missing tooth to give support to the new tooth. With dental implants, it isn’t necessary to damage healthy teeth since the implant is anchored to the jawbone.
Call Daxon Dentistry Today
We want to restore your smile and give you the confidence you deserve. If you’re interested in dental implants and think they might be right for you, give us a call at (727) 565-1665 or visit us online to request your appointment today.