There is more to missing teeth than ruining your smile. When left untreated, it can lead to the deterioration of your oral functions and your bones as well. For more than 50 years, one of the most widely recommended tooth replacement procedures is dental implants.
Here at Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics, our dentists, Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Dr. Courtney Wright, and Dr. Chris Farrugia, regularly use dental implants in our Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and DeFuniak Springs, FL, offices to restore lost teeth. How can dental implants benefit you? Here are some of the ways.
Losing a tooth almost always hurts the jawbone. As the jawbone begins to deteriorate because of the missing tooth, it will affect the facial structure and features. When you lose more teeth, the stimulation needed to make the jawbone grow stronger and healthier will also be lost.
When there are no more teeth to support, your jawbone will then deteriorate and dissolve away. This rapid deterioration could then cause your lips to fold in or give you a witch-like appearance as your lower face begins to shrivel. In turn, this can easily add years to your appearance.
With dental implants, the titanium post will serve as the replacement tooth root that will continue to stimulate the growth of your jawbone. And since the implant will bond with the jawbone, the stimulation becomes permanent, allowing you to avoid bone defects that can critically affect your overall appearance. Your dentist here in Santa Rosa Beach highly recommends dental implants.
A Permanent Natural Look
Dental implants are particularly designed to provide a natural look so that the replacement tooth can easily blend in with the rest of the natural teeth. This gives patients the confidence to smile and engage in various social activities without the fear of the implant flying out of their mouths.
The implants likewise come in different shapes and sizes, making it easier to match your natural teeth. As the dental implant begins to fuse with your jawbone, it will feel more comfortable in your mouth. With proper oral care and routine visits to your dentist in our Santa Rosa Beach, FL, or DeFuniak Springs, FL, office, you could potentially benefit from dental implants for the rest of your life.
Restored Mouth Functionality
The titanium material used in dental implants is impressively strong and becomes ever stronger as it bonds with your jawbone. This translates to the restoration of your bite force similar to the level generated by your natural teeth. This is far better than what other tooth restoration options can provide because they aren’t anchored to the jawbone.
Missing a tooth or multiple teeth also affects your natural speech. The gaps in your teeth could make it difficult to enunciate and speak properly. Dental implants close out the gaps, in turn, restoring your natural speaking ability.
To See How You Can Benefit From Dental Implants, Contact Us
Set an evaluation with your dentist Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Dr. Courtney Wright, or Dr. Chris Farrugia here at Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics. Contact our Santa Rosa Beach, FL, office at (850) 622-5888 or our DeFuniak Springs, FL, office at (850) 892-2500.