Do You Need Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an artificial tooth root that a dentist places into the jaw to hold the replacement tooth or bridge. This is an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are actually more “tooth saving” than traditional bridge work, since implants do not relay on neighboring teeth for support. They provide a highly biocompatible surface, which enables bone to completely fill in and provide long-term stability.
This advanced cosmetic dentistry procedure provides a natural-look and natural-feel teeth. You may forget that you ever lost a tooth. Your confidence about your teeth affects how you feel about yourself both professionally and personally. You might hide your teeth because of spacing, missing tooth or dentures that don’t fit properly. Dental implants in South Tampa, Florida can last for many years, and possibly even a lifetime, by properly caring and maintaining them. The procedure can be done on one or multiple teeth without affecting bordering teeth. Implants can replace a single tooth or support a bridge and eliminates the need for removable partial dentures. They can also provides support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable to you, preventing or fixing “floating” dentures.
This procedure is a team effort between you and your dentist. Your dentist will communicate with you regarding how and where your implants should be placed. Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth.
Once the implants are in place, they also require the same care as you would give to natural teeth. In order to make to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply. After treatment your dentist will work closely with you to develop the best care plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implant, teeth and gums to make sure that they are healthy. Recovery from the dental implant procedures depends on a number of factors, one of which includes the various procedures required to complete your treatment. However, it is generally recognized that once an impact has been placed, maintaining diligent oral hygiene habits required to ensure proper fusing of the implant and bone structure. If cared properly, on implant restoration can remain in place for more than forty years.
Call your South Tampa, dentist Dr. R. Andrew Powless, for all of your dental needs – (813) 251-2314.