Losing a tooth can affect your life in ways you may not realize. Many Tampa patients feel embarrassed about their changed appearance; they may hide their smiles often, and their self-esteem may suffer. Eating and chewing can be more difficult; even speech can be impacted negatively.
However, these are surface issues. A missing tooth can be detrimental to your oral health over time. Without a tooth root anchoring the jaw bone, the bone will start to recede. This can cause facial sagging, which can prematurely age people. Over time, neighboring teeth will begin to shift towards the gap, changing bite alignment and impacting other teeth. In fact, losing a tooth and not replacing it can eventually lead to more tooth loss.
At North Tampa Dentistry, Dr. Bellegarrigue and his fantastic dental team understand the complications and difficulties caused by a missing tooth. While many options can restore your smile, dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement procedure that can last you a lifetime. Dental implants help Carrollwood patients regain their self-esteem, maintain their oral health, and improve their quality of life.
If you are considering an excellent tooth-replacement option that can last you for decades, give us a call at (813) 968-5368 to find out more about dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are thin, biocompatible titanium posts that are anchored to your jaw bone, functioning as a replacement tooth root. Modern dental implants are coated with calcium and phosphate so that your natural bone will bind and grow to the implant. Once the dental implant heals, it creates a foundation for your new replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth, in conjunction with dental implants, or a dental bridge.
At North Tampa Dentistry, Dr. Bellegarrigue is proud to use Biomet 3i. Considered one of the original dental implant companies in the world, Biomet 3i is known for extensive research and development—in fact, all our dental implants come with a limited warranty. Biomet 3i has provided most of the information and research known about dental implants.
Dr. Bellegarrigue has been placing dental implants since 2006 and is highly skilled with the science of implants. Since the process is done in-house, Tampa patients won’t have to schedule appointments with different specialists. Our North Tampa dentist will be able to identify, diagnose, treat, and follow-up with each patient.
Are You Considering Dental Implants?
We have heard patients admit that they are embarrassed by their teeth and smiles, sometimes they are even hesitant to show us. However, it’s our job to improve and enhance your smile, not to pass judgment. Together we can find smile treatment options that are perfect for you and get your oral health back on track.
If you are missing one or more of your teeth, you may be a good candidate for dental implants as a permanent tooth replacement process. If you would like to know if you qualify, give our Tampa dental office a call. Dr. Bellegarrigue will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you have enough jaw bone density.