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Three Ways Dental Implants Can Restore Your Whole Smile

September 30, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Christopher J. Wigley, DMD, FAGD
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If you have missing or damaged teeth and are searching for a way to improve the overall look of your smile, consider dental implants.

Implants are created by first placing a titanium post through the gum line and topping the post with a porcelain, tooth-like “crown.” Implants are permanent for the duration of their lifetime, with crowns typically needing to be replaced every ten to fifteen years. 

Dental implants can help restore your entire smile in many ways. Below, three advantages of dental implants are explained in greater detail:

Improved Appearance

Gaps in your smile can make you feel self-conscious, but with dental implants, these missing or damaged areas are completely aesthetically restored. Implants resemble natural teeth and are designed to blend in with your smile, so you are the only one who has to know!

Improved Functionality

In addition to helping you feel more confident by enhancing the look of your smile, dental implants also help restore functionality to your occlusion, or bite, which can be negatively affected by damaged or missing teeth. Implants work together with your natural teeth to create a bite that allows you to eat normally and to enjoy foods that may otherwise have been difficult or impossible to include in your diet.

Improved Dental Hygiene

Gaps or large spaces in your smile can act as food traps and attract unwanted debris and bacteria, making you more prone to cavities and decay. When dental implants are placed and fill spaces in your mouth, it becomes easier to maintain regular oral hygiene practices. Proper care is important in maintaining the lifetime of your dental implants — and if you put in the work and take care of them, your implants are more likely to take care of you. 

Considering receiving dental implants in Jensen Beach in the 34957 neighborhood? Visit our office today to learn more! 

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