Your smile is a huge part of how you feel about yourself, and factors outside of your control can easily affect the way your teeth look. When you have missing or broken teeth, there are treatment options that can restore your natural smile and improve your self-confidence. While traditional dentures are a viable option for many patients, others choose dental implants in Miami FL because of the benefits offered from this newer treatment option.

Simple Maintenance and Care

Dentures must be replaced around every five years, while implants are made of a material that can last a lifetime. Because dental implants act as your natural teeth, care for them is simple and easy. Dentures must be removed for cleaning and maintenance, but implants are treated the same as your natural teeth. Simply brush twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit a dentist every six months for a cleaning and exam when you have tooth implants in Miami FL.

Preserving the Jawbone

When a tooth is missing, the lack of bone in the jaw allows for the surrounding bone to either deteriorate or shift over time. Dentures give an aesthetic cover, but don’t do anything to preserve the bone in the jaw. 

Implants are placed in the jawbone, and mimic the root of the natural tooth, holding the other teeth and the bone in place. This prevents the bone from deteriorating and keeps the natural look of your smile.

No Limits on Food

Those with dentures know that certain foods are off-limits, and that they may shift when eating or speaking. Since dental implants are technically screwed into the bone, they don’t shift or move when eating any type of food. With dental implants, there are no limits on the foods you can eat, and no risk of embarrassment in public.

Let Us Help

If you want to restore the look of your natural smile, but are one of the 69 percent of adults that have at least one missing tooth, implants may be a viable option for you. Call Dr. Ross today and schedule an appointment to learn more at (305) 504-2682.