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Why You Should Visit a Tampa Dentist for Implant Dentistry and Replace Your Dentures
We practice implant dentistry in our Tampa dentist office. Realizing that adult tooth loss is still incredibly common, we seek to provide the most comprehensive solution to tooth loss and dental implants are that solution. We treat patients that have recently lost teeth and those that are interested in a better solution than wearing dentures. In fact, many people visit us complaining of their dentures being loose or uncomfortable, hoping that we have a solution. Fortunately, we do.
Why implant dentistry is better than wearing dentures
We are confident that implants are the best solution for tooth loss because of one simple reason – this is the only solution that is placed surgically to give you a new root and tooth. All of the other dental prosthetics like bridges and dentures only deal with tooth loss from outside of the gums. This avoids one fundamental problem. Your jawbone needs the stimulation it receives from your natural roots and teeth. Without it the body believes that the jaw is no longer performing its key function by providing stability to your teeth.
The lack of teeth signals the body that the level of calcium in the jaw is no longer necessary so the process of resorption can begin. This is when the body leaches calcium from the jaw to use elsewhere in the body. As a result, the jawbone starts to change shape and size, causing the face to appear sunken or aged. Dental implants are the only solution that truly addresses the issue of facial changes due to tooth loss. Once the dental implants are in place, an implant will provide the jawbone with the same level of stimulation that a natural tooth does.
How is this possible?
Osseointegration occurs when the body treats titanium implant as if it is natural matter. Once we insert the titanium post into the jawbone, the two elements will fuse together through the process of osseointegration. The process will help to form a secure root system for us to attach the new tooth. As a result, the jawbone will provide replacement teeth with the same level of security and biting force that natural teeth have. Simultaneously, the implant will provide the jaw with the stimulation that it needs to continue serving its purpose and thereby avoiding or limiting how much resorption occurs. Implant dentistry has positive implications for the lifelong health of the jaw.
The other benefits of implant dentistry –
There are numerous reasons to get dental implants, including –
- You can eat whatever you want.
If one wears dentures, it can be difficult to adjust to eating certain foods and some people may not be able to continue eating certain foods. Since we secure implants to the jawbone, patients have the same amount of biting power and security that patients get with natural teeth. Implants make it possible to eat all of the favorite foods.
- A natural smile.
- Easy to care for
- Dental implants require no additional care.
Simply brush and floss your teeth like normal to keep them healthy.
When you visit our Tampa dentist office for implant dentistry, you can be confident that your smile will look complete and natural when we are finished.
To learn about our cosmetic solutions for tooth loss, call us at (813) 968-5368 and schedule a consultation.
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