Dental Implants in Naples, FL
Life isn’t fair. Some people seem to have no troubles with their teeth, while others fight a constant battle. Regardless of the kind of smile Mother Nature has given you, dentistry can give you a smile that is handsome and whole.
There are more than 135 million American adults who are missing at least one tooth. No one should have to suffer the harmful or humiliating consequences of tooth loss. Not only can your oral health be damaged, but your self-confidence and enthusiasm may suffer a blow as well. Many people avoid sharing a smile with others because they are so embarrassed by the condition of their teeth. Missing teeth can also make eating significantly more difficult. Consequently, tooth loss may lead to a harmful degree of malnutrition. Thankfully, there are several reconstructive solutions available for patients.
Dental implants are the clear frontrunner because of the way they revitalize the structure of missing teeth and their natural look. At Galleria Dentistry, Naples implant dentists Dr. Gery Benza, Dr. Anthony Benza, and Dr. Chelsea Benza provide quality dental implants that people with missing teeth need to enjoy life to the fullest.
The Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are effective because they actually replicate the entire structure of the tooth, not only the portion that is visible above the gum line. Unlike other tooth replacement options such as dentures or crown and bridge, implants also replace the root, which is located beneath your gums. A tooth root is solidly set in the bone of your jaw. This serves to securely keep you tooth in place. In addition, the root stimulates the jawbone. Without it, the bone tissue there can begin to deteriorate and lead to a sunken facial appearance, as well as an increased risk for additional tooth loss.
A dental implant acts just like a natural root, holding the rest of the tooth firmly in position and encouraging new bone tissue growth that keeps your jaw and face looking fuller and younger.
Once your Naples implant dentist has performed an evaluation to determine that you’re a qualified candidate—and most people are—treatment starts with the surgical placement of implants. Drs. Benza will recommend you to a trusted oral surgeon or periodontist who will perform the surgical portion of the implant process. We’ll work closely with them every step of the way to ensure the successful completion of your new dental implant.
Healing from Dental Implant Surgery
For several months after surgery, patients undergo a period of healing. As your gums heal, the implant and surrounding bone tissue fuse together to form a solid anchor within your jaw. Once you’ve completely healed, you will return to our Naples dental practice so we can design and place a new, tooth-colored restoration that will complete your dental implant procedure.
If you are missing a single tooth, then we replace it with a high-quality dental crown. However, if there are several teeth in need of restoration, this method may not be the most effective. Thankfully, implant-retained prosthetics are the most versatile tooth replacement option available for when you have a number of teeth missing.
By strategically positioning a specific number of dental implants in your jaw, we create an ideal foundation for a prosthetic to attach securely. In the case of implant-retained dentures, the underside of the prosthetic is fitted with a metal frame that latches on to secure abutments attached to the top of each dental implant. Implant-supported dentures provide a renewed sense of confidence and security that can’t be enjoyed with a traditional denture or bridge, which is always susceptible to feeling loose or actually slipping and falling our of your mouth. Contact Galleria Dentistry todayto schedule a consultation in order to determine if implant-retained dentures are the best way for your to rebuild your gorgeous smile!
Do you need to replace a single tooth? Dr. Gery Benza, Dr. Anthony Benza, and Dr. Chelsea Benza can help you complete your smile with an implant crown. Your crown will enable you to enjoy improved appearance as well as improved functionality. And because it will be supported by an implant, your jaw will stay naturally strong as the years go by. Call our Naples dental officeto schedule your implant consultation.