Learn about dental implants from your Port Orange dentist.
There's no need to tolerate a gap in your teeth. Titanium dental implants offer a safe, effective way to restore your smile. Your Port Orange, FL, dentist and periodontist, Dr. Jeff Kim of Ultimate Dental Studio, shares some important information about implants.
Implants are durable
Because dental implants actually become part of your jawbone, they're designed to last your entire lifetime. Implants serve as the roots for new artificial teeth called crowns. As you can imagine, your new tooth won't last long if it doesn't have a strong root. Titanium, a lightweight metal used in hip replacement surgery and bicycle construction, is also used to make dental implants. Titanium is an excellent choice for implants because the metal bonds to your jawbone during a process called osseointegration. Bonding can take as little as three months, in some cases. Once bonding occurs, your implant won't move, which means your tooth won't slip and slide when you take a bite of food.
Dental implants restore your self-esteem and improve your oral health
Have you stopped looking in mirrors since you lost your tooth because you don't like the change in your appearance? Once your new crown is attached to your implant, you'll probably find it hard to resist catching a glimpse of your new look. Implants also offer several important oral health benefits, such as:
- Easier Biting: Do you avoid some foods, especially hard foods, because it's just too hard to chew them? Thanks to your dental implant, you'll enjoy excellent biting power that will allow you to eat anything you want when visiting your favorite Port Orange restaurants.
- Stronger Jawbone: A shrinking jawbone is a common occurrence after you lose a tooth. Replacing your roots with an implant means that your bone will receive the constant stimulation it needs to remain strong and healthy.
- A Stable Bite: Without the support provided by your missing tooth, adjacent teeth may begin to drift and overlap. The problem isn't just unattractive. When teeth overlap, your bite can change, which may make chewing more difficult.
Are you ready to restore your smile? Dental implants provide a long-lasting tooth replacement option. Call your Port Orange, FL, dentist and periodontist, Dr. Kim, at (386) 322-4867 to schedule an appointment.