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What to Consider Before Getting Dental Implants

December 25, 2019
Posted By: North Tampa Dentistry
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If the Tooth Is Damaged, Have You Seen a Dentist to See If the Tooth Is Repairable First?graphic of a dental implant in the gums

At North Tampa Dentistry, we do our best to save your natural teeth before recommending dental extractions or dental implants. If tooth decay, infection, or gum disease threatens your gum, tissues, or bone structure, Dr. Bellegarrigue may recommend root canal therapy to save your smile. If underlying oral health issues are too prevalent, then a dental extraction may be necessary to keep your current teeth. 

If you start feeling tooth or jaw pain, please contact our North Tampa dental office immediately. Dental pain is often an indicator of severe oral health issues that will not go away on their own.

Dental Implant Options in Carrollwood, FL

If you are missing one tooth, a single individual dental implant may be the perfect solution to restore your missing tooth.

If you are missing multiple teeth, however, we may recommend implant-supported dentures. During this process, we will strategically place between four to six dental implants within your upper or lower arch to hold the denture firmly in place. Implant-retained dentures are not removable, and patients never have to worry about them shifting or falling out. 

How to Care for Your Dental Implants

Dental implants are considered a permanent tooth replacement, which makes them a valuable investment towards your future. It’s entirely natural to want to care for your future time and investment, especially given the lengthy healing time.

Caring for your new dental implants is as easy as caring for your natural teeth, which means that regular brushing and flossing are essential to prevent food particles from getting stuck between teeth and prevent gum disease. North Tampa patients do not need to use special instruments to keep their sparkling new teeth clean and polished. 

Call Us to Learn More about Dental Implants – They Won't Last if You Don't!

Are you interested in learning more about your tooth replacement options? Dental implants not only look and function like natural teeth, but they can also help maintain your oral health. Dr. Bellegarrigue can start by evaluating your current oral health to determine if you are a good candidate for tooth implants. Contact our 33618 dental office today to schedule an appointment.

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