Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Tooth loss occurs for a vast number of reasons and can cause issues with self-esteem as well as problems with jaw alignment, chewing, and eating certain types of foods. This post will provide you with more information about affordable dental implants and whether they are right for you.

Adult teeth can be lost due to accidents, the aging process, serious gum and tooth disease, or as a result of medications and treatments like chemotherapy. Once a tooth is lost, the natural lack of stimulation in the area of the missing tooth leads to bone loss in this area as well. The loss of teeth and the supporting bone can lead to serious issues with eating, speaking, and the proper alignment of the jaw and teeth.

Dental Implant Options
Dental implants options include replacing a single tooth, replacing multiple teeth with a bridge, or providing full sets of removable implants for individuals who have lost all their lower teeth. The procedures for each implant option will differ slightly, but with each option you will have firmly secured implants that are virtually identical to your own teeth in both looks and function. An added bonus with dental implants is that, unlike real teeth, they are made of metal and cannot decay.

Benefits of Dental Implants
Since bone needs stimulation in order to remain healthy, dental implants provide multiple benefits. First of all, they provide an aesthetically pleasing alternative to natural teeth. If you are feeling that your self-esteem is suffering because of visibly missing teeth, there is no need to feel ashamed or embarrassed with dental implants. Secondly, since the dental implants screw directly into the bone, this provides the stimulation needed to prevent further bone loss in the area of missing teeth. Finally, you also have a full set of functional teeth. This will allow you to be able to eat and chew foods properly, as well as prevent any pain associated with a misaligned jaw.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Most people are good candidates for dental implants. If you have or have had serious health problems, you may wish to speak to a dental implant dentist who can provide more information on whether or not your health issues will be a problem. The following medical conditions may cause problems associated with dental implants, so be sure to mention them:

• Uncontrolled diabetes
• Cancer
• Uncontrolled gum disease
• Radiation therapy to the jaw
• Smoking and alcoholism

Even though dental implants are not natural teeth, they still require proper dental care with daily brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups for maintenance purposes. When cared for properly, affordable dental implants can provide a lifetime of benefits.

If tooth loss is affecting your self-esteem or the function of your mouth and jaws, contact a dentist in South Ocala who can help you determine if you are a candidate and recommend the best dental implants for you.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in South Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in South Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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