How Do Dental Implants Change My Smile?

Dental Implants

Are you missing teeth due to previous tooth extractions and looking for a convenient and affordable way to replace them while avoiding the hassles associated with dentures and bridges? Thankfully, there is a solution. Our dentist in Largo, FL offers dental implants, which look and act like your normal teeth.

Common Reasons Individuals Consider Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement

When you’re missing one or more teeth, especially at the front of your mouth, you may feel self-conscious every time you smile or speak. Traditional teeth replacement typically involves choosing either dentures or bridges, depending on how many teeth you are missing. Unfortunately, these options can be undesirable due to the need to remove dentures and soak them or perform extra oral hygiene tasks to eliminate excess bacteria in the mouth and reduce the chances of having denture breath. Not to mention, installing bridges often involves removing material from the surrounding teeth.

The good news is that dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and they don’t have many of the drawbacks of dentures or crowns, like enhanced cleaning routines and the need to file the teeth on either side of the implant.

Benefits of Dental Implants

When considering teeth replacement options, many individuals think about full and partial dentures, crowns, and dental implants. The truth is that full and partial dentures and bridges are designed to last between five and 15 years before they need to be replaced. Dental implants have been known to last 25 years or longer, making them a permanent tooth replacement option that may be more affordable when considering all the costs involved in getting and replacing dentures and bridges. Other benefits include:

  • Completely mimics the entire structure of the tooth
  • Colored to match your natural teeth
  • Stops bone loss by ensuring the gums and jaw are stimulated while chewing
  • Improves your ability to chew
  • Improves your smile by filling the gaps
  • Look, act, and feel just like regular teeth
  • No food restrictions once implants have healed
  • Can be used to secure dentures and bridges for permanent partial and whole mouth teeth replacement

Improving Your Smile with Fast, Affordable CEREC Dental Implants

If you’ve heard about dental implants, you’ve probably learned that it takes multiple visits months apart in order to complete the process. This is because the post of the implant needs to be set in the jaw before the tooth-colored and shaped crown can be attached to the post. However, CEREC dental implants can be inserted in a single day procedure.

Getting your CEREC implant starts with 3D digital images. Those images are uploaded into the computer in order to determine the proper placement of the post and to create your crown. The crown is milled in our office, and once it’s finished, it is immediately inserted into the post. This means that you will walk out of our dental office with an improved smile, and you won’t have to worry about bone reabsorption from missing teeth.

Good Candidates for CEREC Dental Implants

You may be a good candidate for CEREC dental implants if your oral health is good, and you don’t need bone or gum grafts in order to improve the strength and structure of the jaw where the tooth is missing or missing gum tissue from advanced gum disease.

To learn more about CEREC dental implants and to schedule an appointment to see if you’d be a good candidate, call us at 727-581-1869.