Are you missing one or more teeth? Are you looking for a dental replacement? Try dental implants. Dental implants are a more modern and longer-lasting solution for tooth loss that helps preserve your oral health and function like natural teeth. Dr. Dominic Roppa is a Viera, FL dentist that has many years of experience helping patients restore their smile and confidence. If you would like to restore a missing tooth or teeth with dental implants, call (321) 614-3833 or schedule an appointment online.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many benefits that dental implants offer patients who require a dental restoration:
Dental Implants Keep the Jawbone Healthy
Allowing a gap in your smile where you have lost a tooth can actually lead to gum and bone tissue receding. This could potentially endanger your neighboring teeth and the structure of the jawbone itself, and could even cause your mouth to have a sunken appearance as well as more complicated dental problems. Dental implants replace the root of the missing tooth to promote new bone and gum growth. This keeps the implants secure in your jaw and prevents teeth from drifting.
Dental Implants Protect Healthy Teeth
In addition to promoting the health of the jawbone and gum tissue, dental implants are also better for the teeth surrounding the missing tooth. Dental bridges require stripping the surrounding teeth of their outer layer of enamel in order for them to be crowned to serve as anchors for the bridge. Implants are embedded directly into the jawbone and do not need to be anchored by other teeth.
Dental Implants Look and Feel Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants are permanently placed so you eat with them and clean them exactly as you would your natural teeth. Dental bridges require extra care to clean and dentures need to be removed for cleaning and then need messy adhesives to put them back in place. Because dental implants never need to be removed, you might even forget you have them after awhile.