For the task of replacing missing teeth, there’s not much to compare with the high quality dental implants Fort Pierce dental professionals are placing in service today; dental implants are an excellent long-term answer to the problem that is permanently attached right to the bone in your jaw — and in nearly the same way your natural teeth used to be.
In many ways, dental implants surpass the qualities of a patient’s natural teeth, because the materials used in their construction are naturally nonreactive — patients with dental implants that replace all their natural teeth will never get another cavity as long as they live, for example. And when dental implants replace only a portion of a patient’s teeth, they won’t have any deleterious effects on the adjacent natural teeth — unlike fixed bridges and removable dentures, which have an effect over time that is damaging to the health of both nearby teeth and often the gum and jaw structure itself.
Dental implants, however, are no quick fix; the surgery itself is just the beginning of the process. Once the titanium implants are placed into the jawbone, the surrounding bone will begin to heal itself right into the metal — and through a process dentists call osseointegration, the implants will act as if they were part of the bone structure, with a strength and stability comparable to natural teeth. Thanks to this process, dental implants never move, slip around, or make any kind of noise — and don’t contribute to bone loss the way dentures do.
When you’re ready to schedule an appointment with the cosmetic dentist Fort Pierce patients recommend most to their friends and family, give us a call! We look forward to hearing from you.