Treat Your Tooth Loss with Dental Implants
posted: Nov 15, 2019.
Struggling with tooth loss? Here at Inspiration Dental in Riverview, FL, Dr. Janis Milne offers dental implant treatment help revitalize her patients' smiles after they've lost either a single tooth or multiple teeth. Read on to learn how implants can restore your natural, healthy smile!
What dental implants can do for you
Dental implants are life-like tooth replacements that not only recreate the lost tooth structure, but the tooth roots as well. As a result, implants not only restore oral functionality, but they also help prevent jaw bone loss and shrinkage by stimulating the muscles in the jaw. When your dentist inserts the titanium implant, a process called osseointegration takes place. This is when the titanium post fuses with the rest of the bone. Osseointegration takes about 3 to 6 months to complete after initial placement.
The next step is simple enough. Your Riverview dentist inserts a screw in the titanium post, places an abutment on the screw, and fastens a crown matching the rest of your teeth on top of it. After that, you'll be able to walk out with a new and improved smile!
Some of the benefits of dental implants include that they...
- Have a 95% success rate.
- Can last a lifetime if taken care of properly.
- Prevent shrinkage as mentioned above.
- Are an inconspicuous treatment option
- Restore functions like speaking, chewing, and biting into food.
- Can be used to replace one or multiple missing teeth.
To properly maintain dental implants, you need to make sure that you brush twice a day to remove food debris and eliminate the accumulation of acid-producing bacteria. Floss everyday, at least once, to ensure food and bacteria are removed from between teeth. Additionally, make sure to visit our Riverview office every six months for a proper checkup and cleaning.
Interested? Give us a call
Would you like to learn more about dental implants? If so, make sure to contact your dentist, Dr. Janis Milne, by dialing (813) 677-1200 today!