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The Unique Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants, one of the tooth restoration options offered by Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics, may be the perfect choice for you. During a visit to the DeFuniak Springs or Santa Rosa Beach, FL, office, Dr. Michael O'Donnell, Dr. Courtney Wright, and Dr. Chris Farrugia can help you consider the many unique benefits implants offer.

4 Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a long-lasting way to fill the gaps in your smile. The first step in the dental implant process involves adding replacement roots to your jawbone to support your new teeth. Titanium posts, commonly called implants, take the place of your natural tooth roots. The posts are added during a minor oral surgical procedure in Santa Rosa Beach or DeFuniak Springs.

Your dental implants bond to your jawbone during the next three to six months. Implants are connected to dental crowns to create brand new teeth that look just like your natural teeth.

If you opt for dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you'll enjoy these benefits that other tooth restoration methods can't offer:

  • Excellent Biting Power: Strong roots are the key to your ability to bite, chew, grind, and tear hard, tough, and sticky foods. Thanks to your dental implants, your biting power won't suffer just because you've replaced your missing tooth.
  • Lower Lifetime Cost: In most cases, dental implants never need to be replaced, unlike bridges and dentures. When you tally up the lifetime costs of each restoration method, you'll probably find that dental implants are the least costly option.
  • Ability to Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth: Dental implants are an excellent option no matter how many teeth you've lost. In addition to single implants, implant-supported bridges and dentures are also offered. An implant-supported denture can be supported with as few as four dental implants.
  • A Strong Jawbone: After tooth loss, your jawbone may begin to shrink due to decreased stimulation from tooth roots. As the bone shrinks, it may not be able to adequately support your teeth or facial muscles. The condition, called jawbone resorption, can result in loose or lost teeth and facial sagging that makes you look older. Fortunately, dental implants stimulate your jawbone, reducing your risk of resorption.


Complete your smile with dental implants! Call your DeFuniak Springs and Santa Rosa Beach, FL, dentists, Dr. Michael O'Donnell, Dr. Courtney Wright, and Dr. Chris Farrugia of Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics, to schedule your appointment. You can reach the dentists by calling (850) 622-5888 for the Santa Rosa Beach office or (850) 892-2500 for the DeFuniak Springs office.

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