You’ll Be Impressed by Implants
Dentures got you down? Tired of buying Efferdent and Fixodent? Do you look upon natural-toothed friends with envy as they bite into a cob of fresh corn? Well, despair no more. St. Pete Dental has an impressive alternative to traditional dentures: dental implants.
Dental implants are tiny titanium screw-like structures that are surgically implanted beneath the gums and into the jaw. Once the implants have fused with the bone and the gums have healed, natural-looking prosthetic teeth are placed on the implants, providing a stable, attractive, and permanent smile. The benefits don’t stop there. Our patients love implants for many reasons, including:
- Implants prevent further damage to your oral structures. When you have gaps in your teeth, the remaining teeth shift, creating misalignment and jaw disorders. Implants keep your remaining teeth in place, helping you maintain the integrity of your bite.
- Implants are easy to care for. No overnight soaking, no semi-effective dental adhesives, and no discomfort caused by ill-fitting dentures. Implants are individually placed and look and function like real teeth. You brush them like natural teeth, floss between them like natural teeth, and have your dentist examine them twice a year — just as you would with natural teeth.
- Implants restore your self-confidence. You can smile, eat, and speak with confidence and without worry. Your implants won’t slip, cause speech impediments, or force you to cut your food into miniscule pieces while your dining companions chew tough foods like nobody’s business. Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, so no one will know you have them (unless you want them to).
These are just a few of the reasons our patients love implants. Not everyone is a candidate, though; dental implants are ideal for patients with healthy gums, ample jaw bone, and good oral health, in general. Patients who are currently being treated for gum disease or require bone grafting may still be eligible for implants after treatment has been completed and oral health has been restored. Be sure to check in next month to find out about the implant placement process. In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more about dental implants, contact us today. With offices in both St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida, we are able to care for patients across the bay and beyond.