Dr. Carter Perkins offer dental implants for single, multiple or a full arch of missing teeth. Our Dunnellon, FL dentist office is equipped with state of the art dental technology for highly consistent, lasting results. Dr. Perkins recommends dental implants over removable options like dentures and dental bridges because the benefits of dental implants promote long term oral health.
Dental implants are the most natural-looking and innovative solution for replacing missing teeth. Due to advances in technology, the dental implant procedure has significantly improved and now holds about a 98% success rate. We use digital imaging and 3-D design printing technology for natural looking and securely fit dental restorations. We also offer our patients digitally guided implant surgery techniques for more precise implantation.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Durability – A dental bridge can last about 5 to 15 years and dentures will last around 5 to 8 years. As a person ages, their gums change and this will require bridges and dentures to be replaced, rebased or repaired. A dental implant is surgically implanted into the jaw bone and will eventually fuse with the bone making them just as durable as your natural teeth.
Care and Comfort – Dental implants will blend seamlessly with your surrounding teeth. A dental implant will look, feel, fit and function just like your natural teeth. They can also be cared for like your natural teeth. There are no extra steps to care for them like there are for dentures and bridges. Brush, floss and visit your dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and cleaning just like you normally would. Dentures and bridges will need to be removed, cleaned and periodically repaired. They also require messy adhesives to keep them in place.
No diet restrictions – For patients that receive dental implants, their eating function will fully return. Dental implants have no restrictions since they are durable, stable and permanent. When patients have removable dentures and dental bridges, they have to avoid certain types of food such as sticky or hard foods.
Improved oral health – If you’re missing teeth, the void in your mouth can cause bone loss and deterioration in your jawbone. Our Dunnellon, FL dentist office will recommend dental implants because they stimulate the jaw bone which helps stimulate bone growth. This will prevent bone loss. Dental implants also do not require reducing your healthy, surrounding teeth, as a dental bridge does.
Improved appearance and Confidence – A face without teeth will appear sunken and can add years to your appearance. This can have a detrimental effect on your confidence and self-esteem level. If you choose removable teeth replacement options like dentures, they often slip and may not fit correctly. This can cause them to fall out while speaking or eating creating embarrassing situations. Dental implants are the closest teeth replacement option to your natural teeth. Dental implants help keep the natural shape of your face and lower jaw area. Since they are permanent, there is no need to worry about them slipping or falling out.
Improved speech – With dental implants, there is no need to worry about your removable restoration slipping around, causing slurred speech or even falling out of your mouth. That constant worry with removable restorations can lead to feeling uncomfortable in public or around other people.