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Here’s what you should know about getting dental implants in Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
Losing a tooth can be an upsetting experience and it’s one that millions of American adults will deal with at some point during their lifetime. Luckily, our Santa Rosa Beach, FL, dentists Dr. Michael O’Donnell, Dr. Courtney Wright, and Dr. Chris Farrugia offer dental implants, which provide a new and long-term way to replace teeth for good.
Here are just some of the amazing benefits of dental implants.
Since implants and bone naturally fuse together the implant allows you to bite down with about the same force that you had with natural teeth. Other tooth replacements don’t naturally integrate with bone and tissue, so they have the ability to move or shift around when chewing or talking. Implants stay firmly in place.
Support Proper Speech
If you are dealing with significant tooth loss then you may already realize how much it can impact your ability to speak. You may deal with whistling because of large gaps between your teeth or develop problems such as a lisp. Since dental implants both work and feel just like a real tooth they allow you to feel confident speaking again and can even reverse speech impediments caused by tooth loss.
If you leave tooth loss untreated the rest of your teeth will eventually shift into those open gaps in your smile. This can lead to further gaps between teeth, crooked and twisted teeth, and overlapping, which can only be corrected through braces. Our Santa Rosa Beach, FL, restorative dentist can begin the implant placement process as soon as we deem you a good candidate for treatment. By replacing your tooth or teeth as soon as possible we can prevent the rest of your smile from moving out of place.
Preserve the Jawbone
This is probably one of the most unique benefits of dental implants. The tooth roots stimulate the jawbone to keep it healthy and to stimulate the development of new bone cells. When a tooth is extracted the jawbone isn’t getting the stimulation it needs because of missing tooth roots, which leads to bone loss. The only restoration that can stop bone deterioration is a dental implant because it’s an artificial tooth root that stimulates the jawbone in the same way as real tooth roots.
Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics in Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak Springs, FL, wants to make sure that you get the dental care you need for a beautiful smile. If you are dealing with tooth loss, call our office and request an implant consultation today.
Thanks to dental implants, it's possible to completely restore missing teeth. The innovative tooth restoration option is one of the many dental services offered by your Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and DeFuniak Springs, FL, dentists, Drs. Michael O'Donnell, Courtney Wright and Chris Farrugia of Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics.
No other restoration method replaces your entire tooth
Bridges and dentures replace missing teeth, but both have one important drawback. They only restore your crowns, the part of your teeth you see when you smile. A dental implant replaces your entire missing tooth from the root to the crown.
Your Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and DeFuniak Springs, FL, dentist implants a small titanium post during the first step of the dental implant process. The post serves as an artificial root and supports a dental crown. In some cases, you'll need to wait about three to six months before a permanent crown can be attached to your dental implant. During that time, the implant will slowly fuse to your bone and eventually become as strong as your natural roots.
The benefits of dental implants
A full smile can improve your self-esteem and make chewing much easier. When there's a gap in your teeth, it can be hard to grind, tear, and chew food. As a result, you may not chew your food thoroughly before you swallow it and may be more likely to experience an upset stomach.
Dental implants are the next best thing to growing a new tooth. In fact, many Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and DeFuniak Springs, FL, residents say that their new tooth doesn't feel any different than their natural teeth.
Cost is certainly an important consideration when you consider restoration methods. Dental implants may cost a little more than other restoration methods initially but can save you money over time. In most cases, dental implants never need to be replaced. Bridges and dentures must be replaced approximately every 10 to 15 years due to wear. You will need to replace your crowns occasionally, although the cost will be less than replacing an entire bridge or denture.
Are you ready to find out if dental implants are a good choice for you? Schedule an appointment with Dr. O'Donnell, Dr. Wright, or Dr. Farrugia of Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics by calling (850) 622-5888 for the Santa Rosa Beach, FL, office, or (850) 892-2500 for the DeFuniak Springs, FL, office!
Do you need dental implants from your Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak Springs, FL, dentist
Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics provide dental implants to individuals who have lost their teeth. A small titanium post replaces missing tooth roots.
The procedure isn't painful and any discomfort is managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication, like ibuprofen, or pain-relievers. Ice can also help relieve inflammation.
The procedure is quite simple. The titanium post is inserted into your jawbone and takes 3 to 6 months to fuse to the rest of the bone. Allergies are rare. The titanium post is biocompatible, so tissue rejection shouldn't occur, but you'll still need to visit your doctor throughout those few months to ensure no tissue rejection takes place.
You'll receive a temporary crown to get you through those months.
After those few months, you'll go back to your Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak Springs dentist. They'll insert a screw and abutment in the post to attach a porcelain crown matching the rest of your teeth.
Dental implants are advantageous in many ways. They can replace a single tooth, or multiple teeth, just View Examples, and support dentures. They're also one of the most successful restorative procedures, more than 95 percent success rate, and help restore bit and chewing function.
Caring for dental implants is straightforward:
- You'll brush and floss daily
- Regular dental checkups and professional cleanings
- Take proper care of gum tissues around dental implants since implants don't decay
- Use fluoride-containing products
- Drink fluoride-containing water
Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants, so you need to consult your doctor first. Your dentist will provide a complete oral examination, which include x-rays, to determine your procedural candidacy.
Please schedule a consultation if you're interested in learning more about dental implants. Call your Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak Springs, FL, dentist today!
You can fill those gaps and replace missing teeth for the long term with dental implants.
Are you trying to figure out the best way to restore those gaps in your teeth left over by tooth loss? If so, chances are good that you’ve heard about dental implants. They have become a popular way for our Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak Springs, FL, dentists Dr. Michael O’Donnell and Dr. Chris Farrugia improve toothless smiles because they offer unique benefits that other options don’t, some of which include,
If you think about dental crowns, bridges, dentures and other restorations, we know that at some point these restorations are going to need to be repaired or replaced. After all, they aren’t meant to last forever. Of course, the same cannot be said for dental implants. Not only are implants made from thick, durable titanium but they also fuse together with the jawbone to become a permanent structure within the mouth. Once the implant has fused with the jawbone it’s meant to last a lifetime. Just ask your dentists in Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak Springs.
Restored Speech and Chewing
Even just losing one permanent tooth can be enough to affect your speech or make it challenging to chew your food properly. Fortunately, just by getting a dental implant we can completely restore speech, get rid of speech impediments caused by tooth loss and even make it easier to chew all your favorite foods again. Don’t feel self-conscious again about going out to dinner; dental implants have your back!
Most people know that when they lose a tooth that the jawbone will also be affected. This is because the jawbone requires full stimulation from the roots of the tooth. When the tooth is extracted or falls out, the jawbone no longer gets the complete stimulation it needs. As a result, the jawbone begins to deteriorate.
While other restorations can replace missing teeth (e.g. dentures) they cannot prevent the jawbone from deteriorating. The only restoration that can is a dental implant because it is meant to take the place of tooth roots (and it even fuses together naturally with the bone).
Are you interested in finding out more about dental implants and how they can revive your smile? We thought so! If so, your next step is to schedule a consultation with Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics in Santa Rosa Beach and DeFuniak Springs FL, today.
Learn more about dental implants from your DeFuniak Springs and Santa Rosa Beach dentists.
Have missing teeth? Dental implants are a popular option to replace missing teeth. Dr. Michael O'Donnell at Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics, which is located in DeFuniak Springs and Santa Rosa Beach, FL offers state-of-the-art dental implants to their patients. Here are six amazing benefits of dental implants.
1. Looking Better- Dental implants will improve your appearance and make you look younger. A face with one or more missing teeth can sag and appear sunken. Implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your smile and face.
2. Easier Eating- Dental implants will help restore your ability to chew food. They will help you enjoy food again. Taste and enjoy the foods you love without hesitation. With dental implants, you will experience the full taste of the foods you eat.
3. Improved Comfort- Dental implants do not move or slip. This eliminates some of the key problems of full and partial dentures, including discomfort from exposed nerves, gum irritation and poor fit. The result is comfort and freedom from embarrassment.
4. Prevent Bone Loss- Losing one or more teeth can lead to other health problems, such as the loss of some of your jawbone. Implants help to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
5. Improved Self-Esteem- Losing your teeth can affect your self-esteem and self-confidence. It can make it embarrassing to smile or speak in front of people. Dental implants will improve your self-esteem and help to eliminate any embarrassment caused by your missing teeth.
6. Improved Speech- Losing your teeth can mean struggling to pronounce words. Not so with dental implants, which feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants will restore your smile and improve your clarity of speech.
You look so much better when you smile. Make your smile your signature accessory. Call Great Florida Smiles & Orthodontics in DeFuniak Springs and Santa Rosa Beach, FL today to schedule your consultation. Don't you owe it to yourself to get your smile back?