Missing teeth can impact your emotional well-being, your social life, and even your choice of foods. Fortunately, your dentist in Sarasota, FL offers many tooth replacement options to restore your smile and help you live your best life.
All our options are time-tested and practical, but dental implants offer something other tooth replacement choices do not. Dental implants restore the entire anatomy of your tooth from root to crown. They are an investment in the future of your oral health.
The Dental Implant Difference
The roots of your teeth and your jawbone complement one another, and your replacement root can take over this role when the natural root is gone. For example, your tooth root provides jawbone stimulation, which works to prevent bone loss. Additionally, tooth roots and their accompanying crowns stop teeth from migrating toward smile openings, a situation that leads to bite misalignment and uneven tooth wear.
Dental implants also do not require extra upkeep. You brush, floss, visit your dentist, and carry on as if your implant or implants have always been there!
These oral health considerations make dental implants very similar to natural teeth.
The Anatomy of a Dental Implant
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root made of durable titanium. Your dentist surgically implants this root and allows it to integrate with your jawbone over a period of months. When integration is complete, you’re ready for your dental crown—think of it as your replacement tooth.
If you have full or significant tooth loss, your dentist may recommend an implant-supported prosthetic like a denture. The implants hold the denture in place to prevent slippage. It typically takes four to six implants to support a prosthetic.
Are You Considering Dental Implants in Sarasota?
The first step is contacting a member of our dental team to schedule your dental implant consultation. Your dentist provides an exam to make sure dental implants are a good option for you. Then we start you on your journey to a new smile.
Your 34238 dentist serves patients in Palmer Ranch, Gulf Gate, Venice, Osprey, Nokomis, South Sarasota, and all points beyond.
Reach out today to get started!