Tooth loss can have a profound impact on your oral and general health, as well as your quality of life. Despite the many advancements in dental technologies and treatments, as well as increased awareness of the effects of gum disease, millions of American adults are still living with various degrees of tooth loss. And contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be over the age of 60 to feel the effects of gum disease, it can and does affect people of all ages and backgrounds. The good news is that if you have recently experienced tooth loss or have been living with it for some time, it is not too late to restore your smile and your oral health. Dr. Linda Trotter in Jacksonville, FL, recommends dental implants for healthy adults missing anywhere from one to all of their natural teeth.
Give Your Smile a New Life with Dental Implants in Jacksonville, FL
Implants are the only dental restoration the replaces the root of a missing tooth as well as the crown. In addition to restoring the cosmetic and basic functional aspects of your teeth, which allow you to chew your food, speak clearly and smile with confidence, implants help to preserve your oral health by preventing bone loss in the gums. The implant portion of the restoration consists of a small biocompatible titanium screw that takes the place of the root of the missing tooth.
Once in place, the implant fuses to the surrounding bone tissue in the gums, which helps to prevent erosion of healthy bone tissue and spur the growth of new healthy tissue. When the implant heals, the cosmetic crown is attached, completing the restoration. Implants are available to replace a single tooth or even an entire set of dentures with just a few implants. In order to qualify, you must be a healthy adult with enough sufficient bone tissue in the gums to support an implant.
Find a Dentist in Jacksonville, FL
Tooth loss no longer has to be permanent. For more information about the benefits of dental implants and to find out if they are the right dental restoration option for you, contact our office by calling (904) 389-3451 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Trotter today.
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