Missing teeth can bring with them a whole host of problems: discomfort, decay and embarrassment about the way they affect your smile's appearance. If you're one of the 178 people in the United States who are missing one or more teeth, dental implants from Dr. Adel Mansour, your Kissimmee, FL cosmetic dentist, can fix all of the issues associated with missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
While tooth restorations have been around for thousands of years, the advent of dental implants changed the entire restorative dentistry industry for both patients and dentists alike. That's because unlike any other tooth replacement, dental implants offer a complete restoration from the top of the tooth to the root. The post--which your Kissimmee cosmetic dentist places under the gumline during a simple surgical procedure--acts as the root of the tooth, holding the rest of the implant in place. The visible portion, called the crown, is crafted from porcelain to look just like a real tooth.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Many of the dental patients who seek Dr. Mansour's help in replacing their missing teeth make excellent candidates for dental implants. However, a few conditions may require attention prior to their placement. Patients must be willing to follow the proper care instructions in order to maintain their implants. Those who have been missing teeth for many years and have severe jawbone deterioration may lack the proper structure needed to support the dental implant. Others who have poor immune system responses or clotting disorders should look into other options, which are available at Central Florida Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.
If you think your smile could be improved with dental implants, we at Dr. Mansour's cosmetic dentistry office in Kissimmee, FL look forward to hearing from you! Please call us to set up an appointment today!