What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a type of tooth replacement that is commonly used to replace one or more teeth.
The part that we refer to as an implant is a small titanium post placed into the bone of the jaw that acts as a replacement root for a missing tooth. Over time, the post fuses with surrounding bone through the process of osseointegration. We then restore the part of the tooth you can see with a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on your specific needs.
Why are dental implants so special?
Dental implants have several benefits, making them a highly desirable option for patients who are interested in a permanent tooth replacement solution. The titanium implant is biocompatible, meaning that it is easily accepted by the body and will not deteriorate over time.
Dental implants care
However, the long-term success of your implant relies on the health of your gums and jaw bone, so it’s essential to continue to follow proper oral hygiene and stay current with routine dental visits to our Sarasota, FL dental office. While dental implants require a bigger up-front investment, they can last much longer than solutions like a dental bridge, making them an excellent choice for your long-term health!
Schedule with Deborah Simpkins DMD
Our patients love that dental implants allow them to eat, speak, smile, and enjoy a natural appearance. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for a dental implant, please call the office of Deborah Simpkins, DMD, to arrange a convenient consultation.