When you are missing a tooth, it is easy to feel self-conscious. However, if you come to think of it, you are far from alone. Fortunately, with today’s dental technology, you have options for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are among these choices if you are ever considering getting oral surgery in New Smyrna Beach, FL to restore your beautiful smile.
When a gap is left by a missing tooth, the surrounding teeth and the tooth that opposes the site of the gap will tend to shift because that tooth is no longer there to help keep everything in place. Thus, teeth may become crooked and misaligned.
Dental implants do so much more than replace missing teeth. Dental implants prevent remaining teeth from shifting that, and they maintain and strengthen bone structure, which enables you to chew food much better.
Aside from offering health benefits, dental implants can help to improve your speech. Unlike dentures that can slip inside your mouth and cause you to mumble and slur your words, dental implants are secure, so there is no need to worry about teeth slips.
In addition to all the above benefits, dental implants are also the best long-term replacement available in the dental industry. A removable denture will likely last nine years or even less. A dental bridge should last about 10 or 15 years. A dental implant can last a lifetime with proper care.
If you have suffered from any long-term oral decay and wish to have your smile professionally restored, contact our team at Atlantic Family Dentistry.