- Posted on: Oct 15 2018
Implants are available if you have lost a tooth due to injury or disease. These amazing little pieces of technology can help you eat normally and also maintain the natural, healthy look of your mouth. Instead of letting a missing tooth be the thing that gets attention, allow your beautiful smile and great personality take center stage. Keep reading to learn about dental implants, and how we can use them to restore the functionality of your mouth after disease or injury.
What are Dental Implants?
If you have lost a tooth or teeth, you may be left with an empty space in your mouth. Implants include a metal post that is attached to the jawbone via surgical procedure. A replacement tooth can then be mounted in place to give you a natural-looking smile and normal functionality.
How do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are attached to your jawbone, so they are sturdy and stable enough to support artificial teeth and all of the normal functionality of a natural tooth. Implants can be used to replace one tooth, or numerous teeth (in the form of dentures or bridges). Because they are mounted to your jaw, you are able to eat and speak normally, without worrying about shifts or movement from your teeth. They feel more natural, and you may even forget that you have them!
Who is a good candidate?
Implants are best for patients who have healthy gums and bones of the mouth. Because the implants are attached to the jawbone, the bone must be strong enough to support the new artificial teeth. If you are very good at maintaining your oral health, then implants are a good option for you. You will also have better results if you see your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
Why Massa Dental Center?
We are very proud to have Dr. Stacey Vlachos care for our implant patients. He has trained with Dr. Carl Misch, the world’s foremost implantologist, and continues to value learning more. In fact, Dr. Vlachos is now among the leading implantologists in the country, as well. That means that you can expect the best care and results from us!
Don’t delay. If you’re thinking about implants, give us a call at (239) 597-7333 to schedule a consultation today.
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