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Avoiding the need for tooth replacement is the best option. Regular dental care can help you keep all your natural teeth. But if the damage is already done, i.e., you have lost teeth due to an accident, decay, periodontal disease or other causes, you need to weigh your options for tooth replacement.
All of your teeth are important to your looks, dental health and overall functioning. Your teeth are designed to help you chew, speak and smile. If any of your teeth are missing, it is more difficult to do those things. Even if the missing tooth is from a rear molar, it can result in shifting and ultimately additional tooth loss. And if one of the missing teeth are toward the front, the gap can cause personal embarrassment.
There are 3 possible options for replacing missing teeth:
Of all three options, the implants are the most recommended by most dentists, if the patient qualifies. Advantages of implants over other options are:
Proven safe and effective at replacing missing teeth, contemporary dental implants have been in use for more than 30 years. Dental implants are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body and serves as a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.
There are three general phases for implant treatment:
The dentists at Florida Smiles in Ft. Lauderdale can determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, contact Florida Smiles Dental in Ft. Lauderdale. They can determine if you qualify and provide you with all the details and answer your questions about dental implants.
Call Florida Smiles Dental in Ft. Lauderdale at (954) 523-6525 to inquire or make an appointment. They are located at 255 SE 14th St #1a, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316.