When you lose a tooth, either through decay or an injury, it’s important to replace it, because a gap in your teeth often allows other teeth to drift, potentially leading to other dental problems. Oftentimes a dental implant is the perfect solution. Parkway Dental Care is proud to provide dental implants in Kissimmee, FL, as well as the St. Cloud and Orlando areas.
This procedure is a great way to replace missing teeth because they look and function just like your natural teeth. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they are durable and long lasting. In the same way that a real tooth is composed of a root and crown, the structure is made up of a surgical-grade titanium post and a crown made from either porcelain or ceramic material that is indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth.
One of the biggest benefits of this tooth replacement option is their stability. Over time they become integrated with your jaw, offering a secure support to fixed or removable teeth. Devices mounted to the implant, such as bridges, dentures and individual teeth, won’t slip or shift in your mouth. You will be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods without worry. You’ll also enjoy the confidence of having a complete smile again.
Because of their stability and unobtrusive fit, this tooth replacement feels much more natural than bridges and removable dentures.
Dr. Philip is especially fond of this option because, unlike traditional bridges, they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. This saves your healthy teeth from being used as anchors and reduces your time in the dental chair.
How can I tell if this option is right for me?
We are more than happy to arrange a consultation to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. During the evaluation Dr. Philip will examine your mouth, including the teeth, supporting bone structure, and bite. To have a comprehensive understanding of your condition, Dr. Philip may also take X-rays and make a model of your teeth. This will allow Dr. Philip to determine if this is the right solution for you.
If you’re missing a tooth, or several teeth, call us today at (407) 932-2273 to inquire about dental implants. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you.