Dental Implants

There is no denying that missing teeth can be a great inconvenience to anyone who has that condition. The absence of teeth can make it difficult to talk, eat, and socialize. At Gulf Dental, we don’t want you to be inconvenienced by missing teeth, and that is why we offer dental implants as a restorative dental service.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Besides the obvious cosmetic benefits of having teeth where there were none, there are many other benefits to having dental implants:

  • Improved ability to properly chew food, which has a positive impact on overall digestive health.
  • Improved ability to speak, which can improve social and professional skills. This can also lead to renewed or increased confidence, which could lead to greater accomplishments.
  • Strengthening of the jaw, due to restored support where missing teeth once were. The absence of teeth means the lack of natural structural support for the jaw muscles and bone. This condition could lead to bone loss, and dental implants can help prevent that from occurring.
  • Prevention of facial muscle sag, which can occur as a result of missing teeth. Reversing facial muscle sag can also make you look younger.

How do Dental Implants Work?

If it is determined that you are a good candidate for a dental implant procedure, the first thing that we will do is place the titanium posts in a designated area of your jaw. After the titanium posts are installed, there will be a waiting period before the dental crown or “cap” is placed over the implant. This is done to allow for adequate healing.

If you have missing teeth, don’t let that inconvenience stop you from enjoying some of the basic things in life, like good food and a healthy social life. Give us a call today to set up a consultation appointment, and we will see if dental implants are the right solution for you!