Dental Implants: Everything You Need to Know

What are Dental Implants? Dental implants can replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. A titanium rod is placed inside the gums with a crown tooth where the actual tooth use to be. Dental implant technology has come a long way and many patients that were once told that they do not qualify for dental implants may actually now qualify.

Who Can Get Dental Implants? Most anyone with a missing tooth or teeth can be a candidate for dental implants. Individuals with broken teeth that are beyond repair are candidates for dental implants. Also, individuals who have other dental devices like bridges and dentures that are uncomfortable may benefit from new dental implants.

Benefits of Dental ImplantsOne of the major concerns in people with missing teeth is bone loss. When there is no tooth the bone does not get stimulated and loss of bone will occur. When this happens the shape of the jaw can drastically change. Bone loss can occur after just one year after losing a tooth. One of the great benefits of dental implants is that they help prevent bone loss. Dental implants act just like real teeth. Many patients can’t even tell the difference between dental implants and their real teeth. Dental implants can last a lifetime and most likely will not need to be taken out or replaced.

Here at G.R. Sheumaker Jr. DDS, we feel that almost everyone can benefit from dental implants when they need to repair one or more missing teeth. If you are considering dental implants, please give our office in Lakeland, Florida a call today to discuss further your needs and how dental implants can benefit you.