More than 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Dental implants are surgically-inserted tooth roots used to support restorations for missing teeth. Not only can a dental implant give you back your smile, but it can also help prevent loss of the jaw bone. Dental implants also stimulate jaw bone to better maintain facial features. Best of all, a dental implant can be placed by your periodontist in as little as an hour.
People with missing teeth may feel self-conscious when they talk or smile, Bite irregularities caused by missing teeth can also affect eating habits. Dental implants provide the stability and strength need to smile and eat with confidence. Once placed, dental implants can be used to support permanently-cemented bridges or crowns. Other reasons to have a dental implant placed by a periodontist include to:
Teeth are lost for a variety of reasons, including extensive tooth decay, gum disease, root canal failure, excessive wear and tear, trauma to the mouth, and congenital defects. Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98% and with proper care, can last a lifetime. Talk with your periodontist to determine whether or not you may be an ideal implant candidate.
At Walding and Associates, our experienced and highly qualified periodontist can help restore your smile. The dental staff is committed to providing their patients with unsurpassed dental services at their Lakeland facility. For more information about a dental implant, implant dentistry or to schedule a visit with our periodontist, contact us today.