Nothing alters your appearance quicker than the loss of a tooth. Every time you look in the mirror, you're reminded that your smile has changed. Tooth loss doesn't just affect your self-esteem but can make everything from eating to speaking difficult. Luckily, your Hunter's Creek, FL, dentist Dr. Adel Mansour can help you restore your smile with dental implants.
Are dental implants the right choice for me?
Dental implants are an excellent option for most people who have lost teeth. You may be a good candidate for dental implants if:
- Your oral and general health is good.
- You don't smoke.
- Your jawbone is deep enough to support dental implants. (If your jawbone is too shallow, your Hunter's Creek dentist may recommend building it up with bone grafts.)
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Although a full smile is the obvious benefit of dental implants, it's just one of several advantages of the innovative restoration option. Implants help you avoid shifting, overlapping teeth, an issue that affects your appearance and makes it harder to remove plaque from your teeth.
Dental implants also play an important role in the health of your jawbone. Jawbone resorption, a problem that occurs when the bone shrinks because it no longer receives stimulation from tooth roots, can be an issue after tooth loss. Resorption may increase your risk of additional tooth loss, changes to your bite or facial sagging.
Luckily, adding implants to your jawbone help you avoid these consequences. Implants act as synthetic roots and begin to bond to the bone in your jaw after a minor oral surgical procedure to place them in your jawbone. Your new implants not only anchor crowns that look just like your natural teeth but also stimulate your jawbone, keeping it strong.
Dental implants aren't just recommended if you've lost one tooth. In fact, they can be used to support dentures too. Your implant-supported dentures will either be attached directly to the implants or to a metal bar attached to the implants.
Restore your smile with dental implants! Call your dentist Dr. Adel Mansour in Kissimmee, FL and serving Hunter's Creek at (407) 483-9990 to schedule your appointment.