January 18, 2017
Missing teeth are more common than most people realize.
The average American adult has 24.92 teeth, according to the National Institutes of Health. A full set of teeth has 32 teeth or 28 teeth if you’ve had your wisdom teeth removed.
It’s a good thing you can get dental implants to replace your lost, missing, or removed teeth. And if you live in or near Boynton Beach, FL, our dentist office is a great place to get implants for yourself.
Dr. Hugh B. Rosenblatt has been helping Floridians for close to 20 years. In that time, he has made continuing education a priority so he can provide our patients with the best that modern dentistry has to offer.
That includes dental implants.
In today’s post, we will be discussing three scenarios when dental implants could help restore your smile.
Make an appointment today to find out if dental implants could help you or someone you love. Call 561-877-3802 or contact us online.
▶︎ Your tooth fell out.
We don’t live in a perfect world. If we did, no one would ever lose a tooth (much less multiple teeth).
You could have tooth decay and not realize it until you have a severe tooth infection. Then again, you may be aware of the problem. Yet, you keep finding reasons that you can’t come to the dentist to deal with it.
In time, your tooth could fall out on its own. And if you wait too long to get treatment, it may need to be removed to prevent the infection from spreading.
Regardless of the reason, you now have a gap in your smile. One way to fix this is with a dental implant and a dental crown.
Dental implants are typically titanium cylinders that are placed in your jawbone to replace the roots of the missing tooth. Bone bonds directly to titanium. This helps to keep your implant secure.
A dental crown is used to replace the natural crown of your tooth. When everything is in place, your dental crown and dental implant look, feel, and function just like a real tooth.
To see for yourself, call 561-877-3802 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenblatt.
▶︎ A few teeth were knocked loose.
It could happen anytime and anyplace.
You could trip, fall, and hit your teeth on the ground. You could get hit in the face with a ball, or you could get elbowed in the mouth while fighting for a rebound in a basketball game.
Your teeth could get knocked loose at any moment. We hope they don’t. (And for what it’s worth, we strongly encourage you to wear an athletic mouthguard while playing basketball).
This is another time while dental implants will be more than handy. Dental implants can be used to secure and support a dental bridge.
Dental bridges are used to replace two or more teeth. These bridges are made of dental crowns that have been fused together.
By placing your bridge on one or more dental implants, you are making it more stable. You also will be providing support for your remaining teeth.
Our dentist has been helping patients in and around Boynton Beach, FL, fix these kinds of problems for years. You owe it to yourself to see what we can do for you.
▶︎ You are missing a whole row of teeth.
Roughly 1 in 10 Americans over 50 years old is missing all their natural teeth, based on NIH statistics. Many of these individuals will get dentures.
But that no really the same as replacing your teeth.
Traditional dentures rest over your gums. They are not connected to your jawbone like your teeth were. As a result, patients with dentures only regain about 1/4 of their original biting power.
That limits what you can eat. With time, you also may notice that your dentures become looser. This can cause irritation and frustration if they frequent fall out of place.
You can resolve that with dental implants. By getting implant-supported dentures, you create a connection between your jawbone and your dentures. This helps to make your dentures more secure in your mouth. That, in turn, makes it much easier to bite and chew whatever food you want to eat.
To get a set of dental implants, start by visiting with Dr. Rosenblatt.
You can restore your smile and, in some ways, your quality of life with well-placed dental implants. To find out for yourself, make an appointment at our dentist office in Boynton Beach, FL.