Dental Implants in Tampa FL
Teeth are a complicated part of our bodies. While some of us seem to be blessed with naturally healthy teeth, others of us seem predisposed to dental problems and as such, damage and decay are a virtually unavoidable part of life. Modern dentistry has come a very long way, but unfortunately there are still occasions when a tooth is so badly damaged that it cannot be saved. This once would have meant leaving you with an unsightly gap in your smile. The more teeth you needed removed, the greater the number of gaps you would have had, which would have affected not only your confidence, but also the overall functionality of your mouth and jaw. However, thanks to innovations in dentistry there is now another option – dental implants.Dental implants are the latest way of replacing teeth that have either fallen out or need to be removed. Titanium screws are inserted into the jaw where they are left to fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration. Once this has happened, a crown can be secured to the implant using a fixture called an abutment. Once the complete implant is in place, you will be able to use your mouth, teeth and jaw as normal.
Advantages of Dental Implants
The popularity of dental implants has risen steadily over the last few years, and this is largely because of the huge number of benefits associated with them, compared to earlier solutions such as dentures.Advantages of dental implants include:
Strength and stability
Prevents spacing issues
Retain your face shape
Eat and drink without fearing for your teeth!
No risk of cavities
Replace multiple teeth with fewer implants
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Immense success rate
Dental implants actually have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device at around 98%. However, their long-term success does depend on the patient having a robust oral hygiene routine.
With such an extensive list of benefits, it is easy to see why so many people are opting for dental implants. Make an appointment with Dr. Afsahi to see if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment, and start your journey to a confident smile today.
Types of Implants
- If you are only missing one tooth, one implant plus one replacement tooth will do the trick.
- If you are missing several teeth in a row, a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth).
Implant supported Dentures - Screw Retained Dentures
- If you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with a strategic number of implants.
- Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Implants not only look more natural, but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force. And because they don’t directly rely on neighboring teeth for support, implants don’t compromise the health of your natural teeth