Dental implants are made up of artificial tooth roots that provide a base for fixed, replacement teeth. Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are an effective, long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth or chronic dental problems. Because they fit and function like real, natural teeth, dental implants have become the new standard in tooth replacement.
Missing teeth can be the result of poor dental health, gum disease or accidents. Leaving the missing tooth space empty may not sound too serious, but the consequences of not filling in that space is, indeed, very serious. The adjacent teeth change position and shift to fill the gap. The erosion of bone begins when the tooth is lost, making your facial features appear sunken.
People who are missing teeth are not able to eat many foods because they are not able to bite and chew properly. And, missing teeth affects your smile, your speech and your self-confidence.
The benefits of Dental Implants:
• Improved speech
• Improved appearance as facial features fill out
• Ability to eat the foods you love
• Better self-esteem and confidence
• You can smile again!
Dental implants are more than just a dental procedure; they are truly a life changer. For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Witt, call our office at (813) 977-7000. We’d love to talk to you about your new smile!