Missing teeth can have a detrimental affect on everyday quality of life: diet is often limited and speech can be difficult. For many patients this can lead to additional health issues, including more complex dental problems from lost teeth.
Fort Lauderdale cosmetic dentist Dr. Charles Nottingham places dental implants and implant secured dentures, bringing back a healthy smile and a better quality of life! Dental implants have an over 95% success rate among patients, and they provide many benefits beyond a beautiful smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Permanent, secure tooth replacement: dental implants look and function like a natural tooth
- Reduce bone loss: lost teeth often lead to jaw shrinkage from lost bone where the tooth root used to be
- Normal eating and a healthy diet: patients can chew normally, enabling them to eat a varied, healthy diet which also supports overall well being
- No need for adhesives and daily maintenance: dental implants are permanently secured to an implanted post that acts like a tooth root
Slipping dentures can also affect quality of life as many patients adjust their diet and social life for fear of embarrassment. Dental implants can be used to secure dentures in a process called “all-on-four”. Dr. Nottingham will place as few as four strategic implants that will allow a hybrid denture to be permanently secured in the jaw. This can be life changing, allowing patients to once again eat and socialize comfortably. And no more adhesives!
With proper oral hygiene and regular visits with Dr. Nottingham, patients can expect dental implants to last a lifetime.