There are approximately 178 million people in the United States missing at least one tooth. While the cause of the missing teeth may vary (it could be related to an accident, disease or decay), it likely still causes concern. As an experienced periodontist in Bradenton, FL, Dr. Lindsay B. Eastman has seen many patients who suffer from missing teeth, and have lost self-confidence due to their appearance. If you are one of these patients, you may want to consider dental implants. They are often an excellent tooth replacement option for almost anyone.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are metal frames or posts that resemble tooth roots. They are surgically positioned beneath the gums in your jawbone to firmly hold replacement teeth. They are often utilized in place of a bridge or instead of dentures. There are many benefits to receiving dental implants in Bradenton, FL, including:
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Most people are good candidates for dental implants. There are only a few things that would stop someone from being a good candidate, including young people (since the jawbone is still growing), pregnant women, heavy smokers and patients with chronic diseases. A professional periodontist in Bradenton, FL, like Dr. Eastman, can conduct a thorough examination to determine if you are a good candidate. As long as your gums are healthy, jaw bones are strong and healthy oral hygiene habits, you should make a great candidate.
Contact Dr. Eastman Today
There’s never been a better time to get dental implants in Bradenton, FL, than now! Contact Dr. Eastman to schedule an evaluation and determine if dental implants are the right choice. Call our West Bradenton office today at (941) 209-1847 or our Lakewood Ranch office at (941) 585-0869.