Dental Implants Are Your Best Bet For Missing Teeth
Welcome back to our Florida dentistry blog!
We hope that you are enjoying this beautiful autumn in the St. Petersburg area. It seems like in the Sunshine State there is always lots to smile about.
That’s why, at Jeffery A. Spilman DDS, we we want to make sure that your pearly whites are always camera-ready and in optimal health.
But if you have dealt with tooth loss, your health and your look are sure to be suffering along with your pride. Trust us, we know just how devastating such an experience can be. And we realize that you won’t be ready for any photo opps!
It doesn’t really matter what caused your teeth to become dislodged, the important thing now is to find a good replacement solution so that the situation doesn’t continue to deteriorate.
Our St. Petersburg, FL dental team would like nothing more than to work with you to restore health and functionality to your mouth and bring back the splendor that your smile has been missing.
That’s why we believe that dental implants are your best bet.
Think about this: dental implants are placed once and will last the rest of your lifetime.
What’s more, they present no real threat of infection, and require no more upkeep than your regular old teeth.
They also give you back your biting power and look completely natural in your mouth.
That’s a pretty big deal, right?
We certainly think so.
What Do Dental Implants Entail?
Simply put, dental implants replace a missing tooth, or multiple teeth, permanently, in a way that looks and feels normal. As a treatment, it is designed to last a lifetime as dental implants can now be surgically inserted into your jawbone.
At Jeffery A. Spilman DDS, we collaborate with an amazing specialist, who is only two miles up the road from our own St. Petersburg, FL dentist’s office, to insert your initial implants.
Dental implants are actually made up of three key components: the anchor, the abutment, and the crown.
The anchor is the “root” of the dental implant. It is a titanium post that is usually threaded like a screw or bolt. This is the part that fuses with your jawbone for a solid foundation.
The abutment is the piece that holds the whole implant together, linking the anchor to the crown.
The crown the visible part of the implant that serves as your artificial tooth.
It is made to match the look of your natural teeth, and is crafted from durable materials.
Once your gums have healed from the initial implant surgery, a permanent crown will then be installed over the implant.
When the process is complete, you can go back to eating fiber-rich foods that were previously painful to chew.
Plus you will look so much younger and more vibrant because your face will cease to look caved-in, and your smile will be radiant and complete.
Are Dental Implants For You?
Dental implants are an incredible innovation in the world of restorative dentistry.
That said, they aren’t necessarily the best solution for everyone with missing teeth.
If you are interested in receiving dental implants, you must be an adult in good overall health, able to tolerate anesthesia, and currently a non-smoker.
In the event that you meet that criteria and want to move forward, then give us a call and make an appointment for your implant consultation.
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Don’t let tooth loss get you down! We’ll give you something to smile about!
Contact our St. Petersburg, FL team to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. We recently introduced a cloud-based software to allow for easier scheduling options for our patients and better appointment management for our staff.
You can also reach us at 727-645-4727 to schedule your dental implant consultation today.