Implants and Overdentures from Florida Dental Centers in Bradenton, FL
Implants and overdentures can be a good option for patients in Bradenton, Florida, who are missing one or more natural teeth due to tooth decay or injury. In essence, a dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves to replace the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant can fuse with the jaw bone and become a secure anchor for replacement teeth.
Some of the advantages of dental implants and overdentures include:
- Preservation of natural teeth – When traditional dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth, adjacent teeth must be modified in order to secure the bridge. Dental implants eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth.
- Enhanced stability – Implants provide a secure and comfortable fit. Implant-secured dentures are less likely to loosen and move around in the mouth (although they still require periodic adjustments).
- Improved appearance – When an entire tooth – both the crown and the root – are lost, the jaw bone can gradually shrink, causing the face to look older. Dental implants can effectively halt this process.
Sometimes, the dentists at Florida Dental Centers in Bradenton, FL, are asked whether a patient who is over a certain age can enjoy the benefits of implants and overdentures. In general, it is the condition of a patient’s jaw bone, rather than his or her age, that is the most important determining factor. After performing a thorough examination, a dentist at Florida Dental Centers can recommend the best treatment option for a particular patient.
When you visit Florida Dental Centers in Bradenton, FL, your dentist will recommend a customized treatment plan, which may include implants and overdentures, to maintain the health of your gums and jaw bone, prevent bone loss, and improve your oral function. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.