June 14, 2018

Losing a tooth as a kid is an exciting event made even better by the prospect of a visit from the Tooth Fairy. Losing a tooth as an adult is less exciting – and can even feel like the end of the world at times. The good news is that a visit to Dr. Candace Colella at Colella Cosmetic Dentistry in Coconut Creek, FL could get you back on track to find your smile again with the help of a dental implant.

The Dental Implant Procedure

While an implant procedure may sound intimidating at first, it is actually a simple process. First, you schedule a consultation with Dr. Colella through our office, and she will help you determine if you are a candidate for an implant. We look at the health of your surrounding teeth, your tissue, and your bone density. A titanium post is embedded into the jaw bone in one visit. After the post has healed in place, Dr. Colella places a custom and natural-looking crown on it.

Benefits of Implants

Although a dental implant is not the solution for everyone, they can improve your oral health in a number of ways if you are a good candidate:

  • Eat the foods you love
  • Support the jawbone to prevent deterioration
  • Care for them like real teeth
  • Restore your smile

Risks of Forgoing Implants

There are other solutions besides implants if you do not qualify. However, if you simply leave your missing tooth as-is without seeking help from a dentist, your run the risk of encountering myriad problems:

  • Adjoining teeth have a higher risk of falling out
  • Jawbone may start to deteriorate
  • Infection may set in
  • You may experience pain while eating or drinking
  • You may feel too embarrassed to smile

Call Us Today

Colella Cosmetic Dentistry can help you find the right solution to restore your smile and avoid the risks of living with missing teeth. Contact our office to schedule a visit with Dr. Colella today.



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