You are probably already aware of the way missing teeth can affect the look and function of your smile. Without the tooth and its root, however, your jawbone will also begin to deteriorate. Our dentist, Dr. Thomas Hale, can place and restore dental implants in Naples, Florida, which can improve every aspect of your smile. To find out if you are a candidate for this treatment, call Smiles by Hale at 239-593-0880 for your appointment.
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth designed to replace your missing teeth and provide a long-term solution for your smile and oral health. Implants may be used to replace one tooth, several teeth or an entire arch of teeth. Implants consist of two main parts, an implant post and an implant restoration.
The implant post is a small screw, made of titanium or another biocompatible material, which replaces the tooth root. After being surgically placed into the jawbone, the implant post integrates with your bone tissue to provide a stable foundation for your tooth. It performs all the same functions as your original tooth root in stimulating your supporting bone to keep your mouth healthy. Implant restorations are designed to cap the implant post, fully restoring your smile and completing your treatment. Depending on your individual needs, your implant restoration could be a single crown, a bridge or a denture. Our dentist will take care to help ensure that your implant restoration is designed to fit your mouth perfectly and provide you with a beautiful result.
It is crucial that you replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Missing teeth can cause your supporting bone tissue to deteriorate, leading to problems with your bite and misalignment of your remaining teeth. Implants are considered the optimal replacement for your missing teeth as they look, feel and function exactly like your original teeth and, with proper oral hygiene care, can last a lifetime.
Give us a call today to schedule your consultation and find out more about how dental implants can benefit you!