When you meet someone who is missing a front tooth, what does that say to you? Do you automatically start making assumptions about their income, level of education and overall physical health? Do you wonder why they haven’t gone to Kernagis Dental Excellence in Tampa for an implant?
Though it is extremely unfair, we are often judged (and misjudged) by our appearance. Even if a person is impeccably dressed and groomed, a missing front tooth detracts from the overall pleasing impression.
Here is a personal story from a woman who lost a tooth:
I lost my job and along with it my dental insurance, then a month later, one of my front teeth. It has been very hard to find work…. and I know the missing tooth has cost me several jobs.”
A missing tooth can be a big deal.
Dental implants not only restore oral health, they restore self-confidence. Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Studies have shown that after more than 20 years, the vast majority of dental implants placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons continue to function at peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.
If you haven’t heard, dental implants have been called one of the greatest advancements in dentistry. A titanium post is inserted into the jaw bone, and fuses with it over a period of months. At that point it is essentially a part of the jaw, like a new tooth root. An artificial tooth is fitted on top of the post.
Multiple dental implants can even be used to support a full set of dentures.
To learn more about dental implants and whether you are a good candidate for one, call Kernagis Dental Excellence in Tampa. Implants are one of the restorative dentistry procedures we make available. Call today.
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