Understanding dental implants in West Palm Beach
Losing a tooth as a kid is an adventure. The tooth fairy comes and mom posts pictures on Facebook of the child grinning from ear to ear with a big gap where the tooth used to be. The whole process is a rite of passage and a check mark on the proverbial development list.
Most adults in West Palm Beach believe that once their childhood years are behind them, so is their experience with missing teeth. Unfortunately, our permanent teeth are not always as permanent as we think they should be. Patients can lose a tooth for many reasons – decay from cavities gone unnoticed or untreated, gum disease that leaves the teeth vulnerable and loose, or trauma such as an accident or a fall. Regardless of the reason, losing a tooth as an adult is not cute and is damaging to a patient’s self-esteem. The lost tooth can affect the way patients speak, the foods they can eat, and the appearance of their smiles.
When patients in West Palm Beach turn to Pure Dental Care looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth, one consideration is dental implants. Essentially, a dental implant is a replacement tooth root that is secured, or implanted, into the jawbone. The replacement root is made of titanium, which is safe and easily accepted by the body. After the jawbone grows around the dental implant, a post is set into the implant. The post then holds a false tooth or crown.
The dental implant procedure includes several visits to Pure Dental Care over the course of several months. However, the result is worth the wait. Not only do you receive a tooth that should last many, many years, but that tooth will look, function, and feel like a natural tooth. Additionally, unlike many other procedures for replacing missing teeth, implants do not require any alteration of nearby teeth. Therefore, patients with implants have a happy, and healthy, smile.
If you’ve lost a tooth and you want to do something about it or if you have a tooth that is weak or loose, call Pure Dental Care today to find out more about dental implants.Back to Dental Implants Page