Here at Phan-Tastic Smiles, we are proud to offer dental implants in Orlando for our patients. Where dental caps can be placed on top of a tooth, when a tooth has to be fully removed, you may first need a dental implant before you can add get a dental crown. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots placed in your mouth for either permanent teeth to be placed on or ones that you can remove.
Dental implants are done to improve a patient’s smile and usually their self-esteem. Having missing or bad teeth can be quite embarrassing. Dental implants also can be done to improve oral health. Many people find it easier to eat with dental implants. Their speech can also be improved. Dental implants are also more comfortable because they are made to become permanent.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
These implants are placed inside the jawbone, where they bond with the bone, with a structure similar to a screw. Then, a connection piece known as an abutment, is secured on top of the dental implant that can then hold crowns and tooth caps.
When done correctly, and with proper care, dental implants can last a patient’s whole life. It is still important to brush your teeth, floss, and use mouthwash when you have implants. Patients still need routine dental checkups to keep their implants healthy.