“An ideal solution for an age-old problem”
As we age, a greater effort is required to maintain our health and our appearance. While we may stick to a strict regimen of diet and exercise, we often neglect our teeth and face dental problems as we grow older. Teeth are prone to deterioration after many years of use. They can get worn down, chipped or cracked, and eventually lost. Tooth loss is sometimes due to physical injury, but is more often due to prolonged periodontal or gum disease.
Even people with good dental hygiene over the years may face dental problems as they grow older. Many of the modern drugs we take as adults lead to dry mouth or other symptoms that impact our ability to fight cavities. Having many missing teeth is not only a problem for how you look and feel, but can also be detrimental to your health. Replacing these teeth is critical to maintaining the rest of your oral health. At NuSmile Dental we are dedicated to providing our patients with some of the best dental care and dental implants available. As such, if you are looking for a top implant dentist Tampa & Clearwater have to offer, look no further than NuSmile Dental.
Replacing Several Teeth
Multiple dental implants are an ideal solution for patients who have lost several teeth due to trauma or decay. They’re also an ideal option for those in already into the late stages of severe tooth degradation. When performed by our highly experienced Tampa & Clearwater dentists, multiple implant placement helps to prevent the need to alter existing healthy teeth and allow for better stimulation of the jawbone. This helps to maintain a healthy look and feel.
The Preferred Solution
Just as with one missing tooth, several missing teeth can be successfully treated with dental implants. Implant-supported teeth are permanently fixed in the mouth.
They don’t slip or click, and you don’t have to worry about them moving or falling out when speaking or eating. And because dental implants are placed directly into the bone, they help preserve the jawbone and prevent bone deterioration.
It’s important to note that while it may appear that there are only a few missing teeth, depending on the condition of your jawbone, the All-On-Four implant treatment may be necessary. This is because bone deterioration can happen under the gum, and may not even be noticeable.
Implants Vs. A Bridge
In the past, traditional tooth supported bridges have been the main method for replacing several missing teeth. However, a bridge has several drawbacks:
- The bridge must be supported by adjacent healthy teeth, which must be ground down and capped. These capped teeth support the bridge across the space where the teeth are missing. The capped teeth are weakened in the process and often fail over time, creating more dental problems.
- The bone in the area where the teeth are missing will continue to deteriorate, and eventually cause other problems.
- Some spans of missing teeth are too large to be treated with a bridge.
- Most bridges last from 5-7 years before needing to be replaced.
Dental implants are placed directly into the bone where the teeth are missing, and do not involve the adjacent healthy teeth. Dental implants also prevent or reduce the further loss of bone, and can last a lifetime, making dental implants superior to a dental bridge.
Dental Implants Vs Partial Dentures
Partial dentures have also been a traditional method for replacing multiple missing teeth. These are appliances are made of plastic and metal and clip to adjacent healthy teeth in order to fill the gaps created by missing teeth. Partial dentures are more cosmetic than they are functional, and they often fail in the most embarrassing of fashions. Many of our patients who wear partial dentures say they are reluctant to smile, laugh or even speak in public because they are afraid their denture may slip, or that the wires may show.
- Partial dentures can greatly impact your ability to eat what you like, especially in public.
- Many people do not like the feeling of metal and plastic in their mouths.
- Dentures do nothing to prevent loss of bone in the jaw.
Multiple dental implants are a better solution. They are fixed in place, do not move, and eliminate the need to worry about your teeth. People with dental implants say they look better, feel better, and have more confidence.
For each missing tooth, an implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is inserted into the site where the tooth is missing.
The implant serves as a replacement for the root of the missing tooth. A small post called an abutment is connected to the implant. A replacement tooth called a crown is then created for you b y NuSmile and attached to the abutment. Over the next two to six months, the implant and the bone bond together to form an anchor for your artificial teeth. Your new teeth will look, feel and function just like natural teeth. With some of the best implant dentist Tampa & Clearwater have to offer, we invite you to schedule a consultation today. If you need dental implants, you've come to the right place.
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If you want your teeth to look and function their very best
If you want your teeth to look and function their very best, set an appointment with NuSmile today. Our dental expertise extends to virtually any cosmetic or functional issue in the mouth, routinely helping our patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. We serve patients in Tampa, Florida, as well as surrounding areas such as Seminole and Clearwater, FL. Schedule a free consultation today.Contact Today