Could dental implants in Palm Beach Gardens improve your smile and your self-esteem?
Are you dealing with tooth loss? If so, you certainly aren’t alone in your dental plight. Approximately 178 million Americans have at least one missing tooth, and this number is only expected to grow. However, there are several options for replacing your missing teeth and regaining a healthy smile. Find out if dental implants in Palm Beach Gardens are right for you!
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that act similarly to a tooth’s root for a replacement tooth.
What is the procedure like?
The surgical portion requires implanting the small metal post into the bone socket of the missing tooth. Over the course of several weeks, as your mouth heals the tissues and bone will also start to fuse with the metal, holding it firmly in place.
Once this fusion is complete, we will then place an abutment or connector on top of the implant. Then a custom-made dental crown will be securely placed on top of the abutment.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of dental implants?
Implants offer a variety of benefits that other tooth replacement treatments just don’t offer.
– A restored tooth that is as close to a natural tooth as you can possibly get
– Prevents bone loss and preserves the facial structure
– Increased confidence and improved quality of life
– Oral care is easier with implants than with other treatment options
– It’s a long-term treatment that can last a life
However, the major disadvantage of dental implants is that they are rather expensive, particularly when compared to dentures or dental bridges. The price can often be too much for a patient’s budgets. But we always tell patients to keep in mind that while the upfront cost of dental implants is rather shocking, they are designed to last a lifetime. Not even dentures or bridges can offer that. In fact, you may even end up spending more money throughout your life just repairing, adjusting and replacing other tooth loss treatments.
Who can benefit from dental implants?
Dental implants aren’t ideal for everyone. Patients must have good oral and overall health before opting for treatment. You must not have untreated decay or gum disease, and health conditions like diabetes or heart disease must be under control. We also recommend that you quit smoking before getting dental implants, as you will be at an increased risk for implant failure.
While we want all our patients to adopt good oral hygiene, this is particularly important when you get dental implants. The health of your dental implants lies in your oral care regime. You must be an avid brusher and flosser and you must keep up with your routine dental visits.
To find out if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants, call us today to schedule a dental consultation in Palm Beach Gardens. Let us give you the smile you want and the confidence to boot!