What are Dental Implants?
By Linda A Trotter, DMD
February 19, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Find out more about these dental restorations and how they replace missing teeth for the long term.

Despite all the best intentions millions of people still deal with tooth loss each year. While completely preventable, decay, injury and gum disease are often the most common reasons for losing a permanent tooth. For many years, the only options were to get bridges or Dental Implantsdentures, but now your Jacksonville, FL dentist Dr. Linda Trotter is proud to offer dental implants.

About Dental Implants

In essence, a dental implant replaces your missing tooth’s roots. Made from formidable titanium, implants provide a permanent foundation from which to hold a replacement tooth or teeth.

The Benefits

There are countless benefits to choosing dental implants including:

  • Speaking and eating are fully restored
  • A significant boost to your appearance and self-esteem
  • A restoration that is strong and designed to last a lifetime
  • A restoration that is as close to a real tooth as you can get
  • An artificial tooth that is more comfortable than dentures or bridges
  • Your new tooth can be cared for just like a natural tooth

The Success of Dental Implants

Research has found that dental implants have a success rate of up to 98 percent. This makes it a great option for many patients looking to replace one or more missing teeth. If you continue to maintain good oral hygiene and continue to see your dentist in Jacksonville, FL every six months for cleanings and exams you can ensure that your implant will truly last.

It’s also important to keep in mind that smokers are more likely than non-smokers to deal with implant failure. This means that heavy or long-term smokers are strongly urged to ditch the habit before choosing to get implants. After all, if you’re going to spend time and money to restore your smile you want to make sure it lasts!

If you are interested in dental implants now is the time to find out if they are right for you. Call our Jacksonville, FL dental office today to schedule an appointment.

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