A healthy and beautiful smile is not only an attractive asset, it is essential to our overall well-being. This is why it is important to take care of your teeth and to see your dentist for routine care. Should you have the misfortune of losing a tooth due to a trauma, dental decay, or gum disease it is important that you seek treatment to replace the tooth as soon as possible. Fortunately modern dentistry offers remarkable solutions for maintaining and restoring smiles.
One of the most significant dental innovations in recent times has been the development of an artificial tooth root that can be placed into the jaw where a tooth is missing. Known as a dental implant this restoration can support a new crown, a bridge, or stabilize a denture. While dental implants been around for decades recent advances in dental technology and materials have significantly improved the success rate and availability of this treatment option.
Dental Implants offer many advantages over the more traditional methods for replacing missing teeth. First and foremost, among the benefits of a dental implant is that it comes the closest of all of the restorative choices to replicating the look, feel and function of a natural tooth. Furthermore, it is the only method of tooth replacement that does not require the involvement or preparation of the adjacent teeth. A dental implant also stimulates bone remodeling to prevent shrinkage in areas where teeth are missing and helps restore facial contours in areas where significant bone loss has occurred.
At Dr. Ruth Rojas we explain to you all the treatment options for replacing missing teeth and determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. Contact our office at (941) 951-7711 to schedule a consultation and learn more about dental implants.