Tooth loss affects so much more than just the appearance of your smile. When you are missing teeth, it can have a negative impact on your ability to speak and chew your food properly, as well as your oral health – not to mention your self-confidence. At Inspiration Dental inRiverview, Florida, our goal is to provide a wide variety of options to meet our patients’ diverse needs, including tooth replacement options. When considering their choices for replacing missing teeth, many of our patients choose dental implants because of their versatility and benefits.
A natural tooth has two main components: the crown that you see above the surface of the gums and the root that holds the tooth firmly in place in your jaw. While other tooth replacement options such as bridges and dentures replace only the crown of the tooth, dental implants replace both the root and the crown. The dental implant is a small screw-shaped rod that is surgically placed in the jawbone. As it heals, it undergoes a process called osseointegration in which the bone and the implant fuse together to form one stable unit. After the implant has healed and a connecting abutment or attachment is placed, the implant is then topped with a dental restoration made from durable, natural-looking materials, so no one will ever know that you’ve had a tooth replaced.
The way that dental implants mimic natural tooth roots offer many advantages for patients in terms of both function and oral health because the implants:
At Inspiration Dental, we believe that your dental care experience should be custom-tailored to your unique oral health situation, treatment preferences, and budgetary goals. Dr. Janis Milne will take the time to talk with you about your options after a thorough evaluation and consultation and is always happy to answer any questions that you have so you can be completely confident in your path towards a healthy, restored smile. To schedule your consultation and learn more about which tooth replacement options are a good fit for your needs, call Inspiration Dental today! Our Riverview, FL office can be reached at (813) 638-0313, or you can request an appointment online.