At Deborah Simpkins, DMD, we understand that tooth loss dramatically influences your well being. Tooth loss can also change your speaking voice and the foods you choose to eat.
Cosmetic dentistry, specifically a dental implant in our Sarasota dental office, can amend all of that. It is the most realistic tooth restoration available. But did you know that dental implants are also good for your oral health?
Our Sarasota cosmetic dentist often recommends dental implants for tooth loss because they improve your smile and provide the following oral health benefits:
- Prevent bone loss
- Prevent teeth from shifting into empty sockets
- Promote even bite and save existing teeth from wear
When you lose a tooth, and the root is no longer there to stimulate your jawbone, the bone begins to shrink. A dental implant replaces your root and prevents this from happening.
If you have a missing tooth, surrounding teeth begin to move toward this empty socket.
When teeth are missing, existing teeth work overtime when it comes to chewing. This promotes uneven wear and erosion.
How Dental Implants Work
Our top Sarasota cosmetic dentist will evaluate your oral and medical health. If she determines that you’re a good candidate for a dental implant, she will schedule you for implant surgery.
A dental implant is a thin but strong titanium post surgically implanted in your jawbone. After a period of months, the implant fuses with your jawbone and creates a sturdy base or replacement root for your new restoration.
Your restoration will be natural looking and match the shade and shape of your remaining teeth. No one will guess that you have a dental implant.
Additionally, if you have multiple missing teeth, a few titanium implants are strong enough to support a bridge of restorations. If all your teeth are missing, a few dental implants can also support an entire denture.
Contact Deborah Simpkins, DMD
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry in Sarasota, contact our dental office today.