Restore your whole smile with dental implants. Missing teeth can be permanently replaced with dental implants so your smile will be whole again. In addition to being permanent, dental implants also look and function just like natural teeth. Caring for them is as easy as maintaining good oral hygiene at home combined with regular dental checkups. In Winter Park, FL, dental implants can be installed by Dr. James Outlaw at Outlaw Dental.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth and root that is used to replace a missing tooth. Since dental implants are affixed to the jaw bone, installation is permanent. There are three components to a dental implant: the metal implant, an abutment and a porcelain crown. The metal implant sits below the gums like a tooth root and is the part that fuses with the jaw bone. The crown sits above the gums and serves as the replacement tooth. The abutment is used to hold the crown securely in place on top of the metal implant.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have many benefits. For many patients, one of the most exciting benefits is the confidence boost they feel once they see their new smile. By filling in the gaps where teeth were previously missing, patients see their smile transformed. Dental implants offer several other benefits, including:
- Replacement of missing teeth
- Restoration of your whole smile
- Blending in as they look just like natural teeth
- Installation is permanent
- No risk of slipping out of place
- No need for messy dental adhesives
- Improved tooth functioning (e.g., biting and chewing)
- Reduced strain on surrounding teeth
- Improved speech
Dental implants give you a full set of teeth, which makes functions like biting and chewing easier while also protecting the surrounding teeth. When teeth are missing, other teeth compensate and take on additional strain doing all of the biting and chewing. This can cause these teeth to wear down more quickly than they would otherwise. By giving you a full set of functioning teeth again, dental implants alleviate extra wear and tear on the other teeth so that they last longer. Your Winter Park area dentist can help you decide if dental implants would work for you.
Dental implants can restore your whole smile, boost confidence and improve tooth functioning. For dental implants in the Winter Park, FL, area, contact Outlaw Dental to schedule an appointment with Dr. Outlaw by calling (407) 671-6506.