According to the American College of Prosthodontics, at least 178 million Americans have lost at least one tooth. The same organization estimates that close to 40 million Americans have lost all their teeth. The problem seems to get worse as humans age, and 30 percent of those between 65 and 74 are left with no natural teeth.
This is a problem that can affect any person at any age, but it doesn’t have to control your life. Missing teeth can be embarrassing, inconvenient and affect the function of your mouth. Fortunately, Dr. Cervenka offers a long-term solution for an affordable price with dental implants.
A Stronger Jawbone
One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is the fact that they can save the jawbone. Once the natural tooth is gone, the root is also lost. This root functioned by stimulating the jawbone to regenerate and regrow, and without it, the jawbone will crumble over time and the teeth will shift. Because implants are placed directly in the jawbone, the titanium post connects with the bone and functions exactly how a natural root would.
Some tooth replacement options require special care and have restrictions, but not implants. You’ll simply treat them how you treat your normal teeth. If they are placed correctly and you brush, floss and see a dental professional regularly, dental implants can last for decades.
A More Natural Looking Smile
Dental implants function exactly as the natural teeth did. You can eat what you want and never worry about your teeth slipping or falling out. They are easy to clean, and they look just like your natural teeth. There are even different shades available to ensure that your implants match your remaining natural teeth exactly.
If you are ready to start enjoying the benefits of a beautiful smile, contact us in Orlando, FL today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cervenka. At Southpark Dental Group, we are proud to give our patients greater confidence in their smiles.