Losing a tooth doesn’t have to be permanent—and dental implants can make this possible. When you receive an implant from our skilled dentists at our Jacksonville Beach practice, you’ll immediately see and feel the difference that this procedure can make for your overall oral health and smile.
The dental implant process consists of placing a titanium post into the jaw where your tooth used to be—this is the implant part—and then, once your jawbone is healed, attaching a replacement tooth to the post. This replacement tooth will be made with impressions that your dentist will make, in-office, of your teeth, and colored in a shade to match.
Once the implant process is complete, you’ll begin to experience the many benefits of the treatment for yourself. Here are just a few:
Appearance and Comfort
Because the new tooth is implanted into your jawbone, it will feel, look, and act just like a normal, natural tooth. Unlike with dentures, multiple implants won’t leave you with initial difficulty or discomfort when it comes to eating and speaking. You won’t have to worry about removing your implants to clean them, or getting used to the feeling of having them in your mouth. Plus, unlike dentures, you won’t have to deal with messy or uncomfortable creams or adhesives to keep them in place in your mouth.
Since your implant will become fused to your jawbone as it heals, it’s likely to last you a lifetime. You’ll have little to worry about when it comes to the tooth breaking or falling out.
Better for Your Oral Health
Other procedures, such as partial dentures or bridges, are achieved by filing down or otherwise altering your surrounding teeth. This can, in turn, potentially cause issues with those teeth further down the line. Dental implants are also easy to keep clean, and easy to clean in-between with flossing and brushing, thus helping to keep your overall oral health up to standard.
Of course, on the topic of oral health, dental implants are to be taken care of in the same manner as your real teeth. They require daily brushing and flossing, and, of course, regular visits to your dentist for cleanings and checkups.