Dental Implants As a Popular Treatment Option

Dental Implants look, feel and function like real teeth, making them a great treatment option for people with missing teeth. Yet many don’t know much about this popular treatment option. If you’re looking for a solution to missing teeth, check out these facts on Dental Implants.

What are they?

Dental Implants are an artificial tooth root placed into your jaw in order to hold the individual tooth or bridge. Because the implant is surgically positioned into the jawbone, often with a titanium post, dental implants do not come loose or move — unlike dentures. 

Are Dental Implants the Right Treatment for Me?

When replacing teeth, implants are much better than dentures as implants stay positioned exactly where they were placed, so you’ll never have to worry about them coming loose or moving. However, not everyone is a candidate for implants, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, there are several things that can make you a good candidate for dental implants.

  • Good general and oral health. Before going into surgery it’s always important to be in good general health, and for oral surgery don’t forget your oral health! Making sure to brush and floss daily can help if you ever need a procedure like dental implants.
  • Adequate bone in your jaw. Dental implants are surgically positioned into the jawbone, so your dental team will need adequate room to place them.
  • Healthy Gum tissue with no periodontal disease. This goes right back to having a healthy mouth! Serious gum disease can cause damage to your jawbone. We can’t stress it enough – make sure to keep your mouth healthy!

Do you think a Dental Implant is the right treatment for you? The only way to know for sure is to ask a dental professional! Come visit us in our St. Petersburg or Brandon offices and one of our dentists can recommended a treatment specially made for you.