A dental implant is essentially a replacement root (a metal post or frame surgically placed in your jaw) that provides the foundation for either permanent or replaceable teeth made to match your own natural ones. These implants are one of the most natural looking options available for replacing missing teeth.
What are the benefits?
One of the benefits of choosing dental implants is that they are typically much more comfortable than other options. They become part of your mouth and therefore feel and function just like your natural teeth. When dentures move or come loose entirely, it can be very embarrassing. This isn’t a concern with dental implants. You also don’t have to worry about bone loss and the following gum loss associated with other solutions as the bone will graft with the implant itself and continue to exist as it would if the original tooth were in place.
Because a dental implant is, essentially, a full healthy tooth, it can be cared for as such. Regular brushing and flossing are it! No special cleaning, no removing, just treat it like a regular tooth.
A well cared for dental implant can last a lifetime compared to bridges and crowns which typically max out at 10 years, and dentures which are typically replaced every 3-8 years. While the dental implant process itself may take longer than other tooth loss solutions, the reduction in time spent on care and replacement more than makes up for it!
Who do I trust?
When considering getting a dental implant, it’s important to keep in mind that not all dentists are qualified in this realm. Dental implants are a surgical procedure, so it’s logical to trust this process to a highly qualified surgical professional, like Dr. Kensik. As a Periodontist, he has years of specialized surgical training, and Periodontists, along with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, are the only surgical specialists recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA). This additional training makes Periodontists like Dr. Kensik the best choice for your Ormond Beach dental implant needs.
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