A compromised or missing tooth impacts your life in ways you may not even realize! You definitely understand the toll it takes on your confidence because you feel embarrassed about talking or smiling in front of other people. You probably realize that it’s affected your nutrition as well, since it’s hard to chew the healthy foods you once enjoyed. Did you know that it’s also affecting your oral health? It’s true – however dental implants in Lauderhill can help.
How a Missing Tooth Affects Your Oral Health
When you’ve lost a root, your bone begins to dissolve, or resorb, which means that your remaining teeth may be at risk for loss. Meanwhile, your healthy teeth begin to shift into the open space, which puts them as risk for damage and causes your bite to become misaligned. All of these things take a toll on your oral health and increase your risk for other concerns and more tooth loss.
How Dental Implants Can Help
A dental implant is the only tooth replacement option that restores both your root and your tooth. This is done with a biocompatible titanium post that is surgically placed into your bone. During a 3-4 month healing period, it will integrate with your bone, take the place of your root, and create a stable foundation for your new tooth. You no longer have to worry about your bone deteriorating because your implant will keep it stimulated.
Once the healing time has passed, our doctors at Den-Care will customize a new tooth for you with high quality porcelain that is designed to closely mimic your natural tooth in both form and aesthetics. It will naturally complement your smile so no one will ever know you were missing a tooth.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dr. Mark Wilde and Dr. Leslie Haller can determine if implants will suit your needs with a thorough examination and x-rays. In order to be successful, implants do require that the patient is in good overall health and has enough healthy bone present to support it.
If you’re ready to move forward with dental implants, you’ll be happy to know that your dentist in Lauderhill can both place and restore your implant, which means you won’t have to go elsewhere for surgery and you’ll work with the team you know and trust for your entire treatment procedure. If implants are not right for your needs, Dr. Wilde or Dr. Haller is happy to discuss other replacement options with you.
If you’re ready to learn more about reclaiming your smile and your oral health, contact Den-Care today to schedule your consultation.