Do you have gaps and spaces between your teeth? Are there permanent teeth missing from your smile? Has eating and speaking properly become difficult? To restore your smile, Dr. James E. Gaff may recommend dental implants in Jacksonville, Florida. Dental implants are made of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone, where the bone fuses with it and anchors it in place. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures, is attached to the top of the implant post.
Dental implants have many advantages to you and to your smile. They look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Our dentist matches the shade of your restoration to match that of the surrounding teeth. After our dentist places the implant post, the jawbone grows around the dental implant during the healing process. This makes it a permanent part of your smile. Implants are very durable and will last for many years or even a lifetime. Dental implants have many advantages over dentures. Dentures can slip in your mouth, making eating and speaking clearly difficult. Since implants are a permanent part of your smile, they function like your teeth. You will be able to eat all of your favorite foods and speak properly.
To learn more and to schedule an appointment, contact our dental office today.