Dental implants have been called the next best thing to having real teeth. Often, people who get them forget that they even have them.
Dental implants are an excellent dental solution for people with missing or damaged teeth. Missing teeth can cause problems for your oral health. In addition to making chewing difficult and causing self-consciousness about your smile, one or more missing teeth can cause other teeth to move, loosen, and even fall out. A dental implant is a permanent solution that looks and feels like the teeth you were born with. Let’s talk about some of the many benefits of dental implants, and where you can go to find out more about having beautiful teeth.
Beautiful, Natural-Looking Teeth
Your smile affects how people see you – and your dentist can give you a beautiful, natural-looking set of teeth with dental implants. They are crafted according to your natural tooth color and the shape of your existing teeth.
Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. After your dentist has inserted the implant and bone and tissue have healed around it where the healing process usually takes up to a few months, the dentist will place a crown on the implant. The crown looks and functions like a real tooth. This is a permanent solution to correct years of missing teeth and malocclusion.
Low-Maintenance and Long-Lasting Solution
Other dental solutions for missing and damaged teeth include dentures and dental bridges. Dentures do not feel as natural as dental implants do, since they are less stable and can interfere with chewing and speaking. Likewise, dental bridges are only as stable as the surrounding teeth to which they are attached.
Dentures have to be removed every night for cleaning before you go to bed, and dental bridges need to be replaced eventually, whereas dental implants can last for a lifetime with proper care. Be sure to follow excellent oral maintenance, including brushing, flossing, and having regular dental checkups.
Restores Normal Dental Function
Missing teeth can impact your bite force; having dental implants can restore your bite force so that you can chew normally again. Also, the gap caused by missing teeth can eventually lead to bone loss in your jaw. With the support of dental implants, your jawline and your entire face will retain its natural, healthy shape and function.
Dental Implant Surgeon in Doral
The moment you lose a tooth, it can launch a cascade of events from chewing difficulties to a weakening of the jawbone structure. If you are seeking a permanent solution for tooth loss, come in for an evaluation at Smiles at Doral.
At our dental implant surgeon, Dr. Belkis Del Puerto, can help restore the normal function of your teeth and create a healthy and beautiful smile. She will evaluate your condition and recommend the option that is most suitable for you, from dental implants to teeth whitening to porcelain laminates. Dr. Del Puerto has decades of experience serving South Florida, from Doral to Miami and Coral Gables.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Del Puerto, contact our friendly staff at Smiles at Doral today by calling us at (305) 597-2227 or by filling out our easy-to-use appointment request form online now. We look forward to helping you love the smile you see in the mirror!