Dental implants are among the most durable and effective solutions to missing teeth dentists can offer their patients today. At NuSmile, this is yet another option we provide to our patients from St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Seminole.
Whether used on their own or in conjunction with a larger smile makeover plan, dental implants are a revolutionary and life changing treatment for people who have lost teeth due to injury, decay or anything else. From one replacement to a whole set of new teeth, they look and act just like the real thing, and can restore functionality and confidence for those who havethem.
There are a few steps to the process of implanting these permanent tooth replacements. First, a screw is drilled into the gum and actually contacts the jawbone, somewhat like a root. A part of the screw remains exposed, and will serve as a base for the new tooth. When the gum tissue is healed from implantation, a crown is placed over the exposed part of the screw, and the result is a natural looking and strong feeling replacement tooth.
Dental implants have opened a world of opportunity for countless people, and dentists all over the country are restoring bites and smiles for their patients. If you think you might like to learn more about this procedure, talk to Dr. O'Neal about getting started.
NuSmile is your source for all aspects of medical and cosmetic dental care. Contact our office today, and set your appointment for the smile you've always wanted.