It is often amazing the amount of inconvenient and pain people are willing to put themselves through to avoid visiting the periodontist. When you have missing teeth, you do not want to leave your oral and overall health up to chance. There are many negative health effects to leaving a gap in your teeth. Dental implants offer numerous benefits, and the procedure is probably simpler than you may think.
Reduce Bone Loss
The roots of your teeth rest in your jaw, and this helps to maintain the shape of your face by supporting the bone structure. When you lose a permanent tooth, the bone begins to deteriorate, which also puts at risk the teeth surrounding the gap. Dental implants offer support to reduce the chance of bone loss.
Eat Foods Like You Used To
With a gap in your teeth, you might have a hard time not only speaking but also eating your favorite foods. Dentures are an option for many people, but they do come with food limitations. With a dental implant, the prosthetic tooth resents on a titanium post embedded in the jaw bone. It does not move. It functions much like your natural teeth, which means you can still eat your favorite foods.
Get Back to Normal Quickly
A skilled periodontist such as Dr. Lindsay B. Eastman can use the Teeth-in-a-Day procedure. This means your entire implant procedure is completed in a single visit. Not only is this convenient, but keep in mind that when you take proper care of your implants, they can last a lifetime.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you have one or more missing teeth, it is important that you get in to see a periodontist right away. The longer you wait, the more tissue and bone loss is likely to occur. Contact our office in Sarasota, FL to schedule a consultation with Dr. Eastman and find some relief today!