As soon as you lose a tooth or when one becomes too damaged, you are going to need to look at different dental replacements. A wide array is available, and you can talk with our periodontist at length about which one is ideal for you. However, many people find that dental implants in Ft. Lauderdale, FL are the way to go due to the outstanding longevity they offer.
1. Implants Last a Lifetime
Ultimately, the lifespan of any restoration you get will depend on how well you maintain the structure. As long as you take good care of your teeth, there is no reason why your implants should not last you the rest of your life. Other restorations wear down after 10 or 15 years, meaning you will need to get another one in the future.
2. Implants Protect the Long Term Health of Your Jaw Bone
Not only does an implant replace the missing tooth, but it also ensures the health of your jaw bone. When a tooth is lost, a root is no longer stimulating a section of your jaw bone. As time goes on, the bone tissue can become resorbed back into the body, creating a sunken appearance on that side of the face. Implants stimulate the bone to prevent that from happening.
3. No Special Tools Are Needed to Care for Implants
You do not have to worry about getting a special toothbrush or flosser to care for your dental implant. Once it is in, it practically becomes a new tooth. Continue brushing, flossing and eating right, and you may even forget you have an implant at all.
Review Treatments With Our Periodontist
Dental implants are a great advancement in dental technology, and the office of Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley can help you get them. If this will be your first appointment with us, call us at 866-898-8251. Current patients should call 954-522-3228.