Statistics show that 69% of Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one tooth to trauma, gum disease, or other oral health issues. By age 74, 26% of Americans have lost all of their permanent teeth. Loss of teeth can make you look older and feel uncomfortable or embarrassed in social situations. Most importantly, it can affect your oral health and overall health. If you have missing teeth, dental implants will restore your smile, restore your confidence about smiling, and look completely natural.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, made of titanium, that looks similar to a small screw. It is surgically implanted in your jawbone. After the jawbone heals and bonds to the implant, a replacement tooth, or crown, is attached to it. Implants can be used to replace missing teeth, hold a dental bridge, or stabilize dentures.
Advantages of Dental Implants
They are implanted in your jawbone, which prevents jawbone shrinkage that occurs when teeth are missing.
They function, feel, and look like natural teeth.
No work on adjacent teeth is required, as with a dental bridge.
Unlike removable dentures, they won’t slip around or fall out. You can smile with confidence.
Dental Implants That Last By Your Palm Beach Gardens Dentist
Dental implants are a lasting form of tooth replacement if they are correctly placed. Every step of the implant procedure—from the surgical placement of the root form through securing the replacement tooth to it—is done in our office. Contact us to schedule an appointment for an exam, or if you would like to ask a few questions first and discuss your options, request a complimentary consultation.
Here Dr. Civin discusses the procedure and the impact it has made on his patients.