Smiling for Independence Day
Happy July, Florida! Hopefully, you’re as excited about the upcoming holiday as we are here at Clearwater Dental Associates. Independence Day is more than cooking out hot dogs on the grill while blowing things up with fireworks, although that is definitely part of it. At its heart, the Fourth of July is a celebration of freedom, which is something we often take for granted. But it is hard to enjoy that freedom if your oral health is holding you back.
There are many people in this country suffering from tooth decay, gum disease, and missing teeth. These dental ailments can seriously impede your lifestyle. Missing and unhealthy teeth affects your appearance, your speech, and your ability to eat the foods you need to eat in order to stay healthy. And on top of all that, tooth decay and missing teeth often lead to more tooth decay and missing teeth.
You don’t have to suffer through these problems, though. Clearwater Dental Associates provides tooth replacement procedures that will allow you to enjoy the Fourth of July, and give you the freedom get the most out of a healthy lifestyle.
Tooth Replacement in Clearwater, FL
It is vital that you take steps to replace missing teeth, otherwise your oral health could continue to deteriorate. And when it comes to tooth replacement, you want something that is going to be stable and reliable, and for the most reliable and stable tooth replacement solution, dental implants are your obvious choice.
You may be wondering what makes dental implants different from other tooth replacements. The answer is simple: roots. Dentures and bridges, though they are better than putting up with gaps in your smile, do not replace your root. They simply replace the crowns of your teeth.
Dentures will give you some relief from the annoyance of missing teeth, but they come with some annoyances of their own. Since dentures rely entirely on suction and dental adhesive to stay attached to your gums, they do not offer the stability and security that implants do. In fact, it is fairly common for dentures to come loose at the most inopportune times.
Titanium Posts Make a New Root
As we mentioned above, the difference that implant dentistry offers is all in the root. Dental implants use a titanium post to replace your missing root. Titanium is the material of choice for dental implants, along with most other forms of surgical implants, because of its natural ability to bond with human bone. In a process called osseointegration, your jawbone will literally grow into the titanium post, merging the two materials to make an incredibly secure bond.
This synthetic root allows your dental implant to mimic a natural tooth so closely you will have a hard time telling the difference. You will have complete freedom to eat whatever you choose this Fourth of July, whether it’s smoked ribs or a crisp apple. Your new roots will also keep your jawbone from deteriorating, helping you to to preserve your youthful appearance, something dentures aren’t very good at.
Visit Our Office in Clearwater, FL
You don’t have to put up with the pain and discomfort of poor oral health. Come to Clearwater Dental Associates for dental cleaning and an examination, and we can help determine the best course of action to get the smile back on your face.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.