By Implant Dentistry of Fort Myers
October 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth and restore your smile. In addition to being permanent, dental implants offer many dental implantsother advantages, as well. For instance, they minimize wear and tear on the surrounding teeth and can also improve speech. Dr. Jay Shartzer is your Fort Myers, FL, implant dentist. He can help you decide if dental implants are the right choice for you.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are replacement teeth. The placement of a dental implant includes the metal implant below the gums, a porcelain crown above the gums, and an abutment joining the implant and crown together. The implant is made from hypoallergenic titanium and is placed into the jawbone. Once in place, the metal implant acts as a root anchoring everything in place. The porcelain crown looks and functions like a natural tooth. It can perform biting and chewing functions just like a regular tooth. Once placed, the dental implant is permanent.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants deliver multiple benefits. They replace missing teeth, are permanent, will not come loose or fall out, and do not require the use of messy adhesives needed for other prosthetic teeth options, such as dentures. Another advantage of dental implants is they restore normal tooth functions, such as biting and chewing. Further, by filling in for missing teeth, dental implants minimize the strain on surrounding teeth that were previously compensating for the missing teeth. Excess wear and tear on the surrounding teeth is also reduced.

An often unexpected advantage of getting dental implants is improved speech. Normal tongue placement when speaking can be altered when there are gaps from missing teeth. Altered tongue placement can affect pronunciation and other aspects of speech. Filling in the gaps from missing teeth with dental implants restores normal speech as tongue placement when speaking returns to normal. Your Fort Myers, FL, implant dentist can help you determine if dental implants are right for you.

There are multiple advantages to choosing dental implants as your solution to replacing missing teeth. Dental implants restore your smile, improve tooth functioning, minimize wear and tear on surrounding teeth, and can improve speech. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Shartzer, your Fort Myers, FL, implant dentist, call (239) 275-7680.