Dental implants are an excellent tooth-replacement option. After all, in addition to being permanent, there are many other advantages to choosing dental implants to restore your smile. For example, by replacing missing teeth, dental implants help reduce the negative effects associated with tooth loss. Here at our office in Kissimmee, FL where Dr. Vincent Grosso can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a secure and permanent tooth replacement option. The dental implant itself is a small metal post that functions similarly to a tooth root. Once placed in the jaw bone, the metal and bone fuse together over time, meaning that the implant will remain permanently in place.
Dental implants can hold different types of artificial teeth in place. A dental crown is placed on top of an implant when replacing individual teeth, and when replacing several teeth at once, dental implants can be used in conjunction with crowns, bridges, or implant-supported overdentures.
Advantages of Dental Implants
One advantage to dental implants is that they fuse with the jawbone itself, meaning they will permanently remain securely in place. Another advantage is that they are made from a hypoallergenic metal so that even the most sensitive individuals can benefit from them.
Implants are also incredibly versatile, for they can be used in conjunction with a single dental crown, bridgework, or implant-supported overdentures. Whether you need to replace one tooth or many, dental implants are an option. Finally, by filling in the gaps where teeth are missing, dental implants can reduce many of the unwanted side effects of tooth loss. For example, facial sagging due to tooth loss can be reduced or reversed and excess strain on existing teeth can be alleviated.
To find out of you are a candidate for dental implants, contact our office in Kissimmee to schedule an appointment with Dr. Grosso: (407) 350-5969.