Have you considered replacing your lost teeth with dental implants? Implants, offered by your Venice, FL, dentist, Dr. Clark Wright, not only fill the gaps in your smile but offer other benefits.
Dental implants restore your roots
Bridges and dentures only replace your crowns, the parts of your teeth you see when you open your mouth. Dental implants are the only option that restores both your roots and your crowns.
Implants are small titanium posts that are placed in your jawbone by an oral surgeon. The posts slowly bond to your jawbone during the next several months, creating new tooth roots.
Once the implants are fully bonded, your Venice, FL, dentist makes an impression of your mouth and sends it to a dental laboratory. Technicians use the impression to create custom dental crowns for you. Your new crowns will be attached to the tops of your dental implants, creating artificial teeth that are just as strong as natural teeth.
Implants offer versatility
Implants are a good choice no matter how many teeth you've lost. They're just as effective whether you've lost one tooth or all of them. Dental implants can even be used with dentures to improve biting power. Implant-supported dentures are attached directly to implants or to a metal framework attached to the implants. As few as four implants can securely attach a lower or upper denture to your jawbone.
Dental implants can save you money
If you only consider upfront costs, implants may seem a little pricey. However, the restorations are often less expensive than bridges and dentures in the long run. Dental implants usually never need to be replaced, while you may need to replace your bridges and dentures every 10 to 15 years. (You will need to replace the crowns attached to the implants when they become worn. Replacing a crown is much less expensive than replacing a bridge or denture.)
Implants are good for your oral health
Dental implants stimulate your jawbone, keeping it strong and healthy. Shrinking, a common jawbone issue after tooth loss, may cause facial sagging and even lead to further tooth loss. Fortunately, your new implants will help you avoid this problem.
Implants also prevent your teeth from shifting due to the gap in your mouth. When teeth overlap due to shifting, cavity-causing plaque can form on hard-to-reach areas. Dental implants stop teeth from moving, making it easier to remove plaque.
Restore your smile with dental implants! Call your Venice, FL, dentist, Dr. Clark Wright, at (941) 493-5923 to schedule an appointment.