Single Tooth Implants IN TAMPA, FL
Nobody wants to lose a tooth as an adult, but it is a reality many citizens of the United States experience. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), at least 7% of the population has lost a permanent tooth by the age of 17. By the age of 50, over half of the population is missing 12 of their permanent teeth because of tooth decay, gum disease, physical injury, poor oral hygiene, and even just genetics.
At New Tampa Smiles in Tampa, FL, we focus on restorative dentistry, or treatment designed to return the mouth to its optimal health and function. When one of our patients is missing one or more teeth, they often experience further complications that affect health and wellness. As a solution, we offer dental implants to replace missing teeth, complete your smile, and help you become healthy and confident once more.
What Are the Negative Effects of Missing Teeth?
There are two kinds of effects experienced by people who are missing teeth: physical and emotional. Having missing permanent teeth makes a patient more likely to experience conditions like gum disease, tooth decay, halitosis, and further tooth loss. They might also have a jawbone that starts to thin and can have a facial collapse. Facial collapse is when the soft tissue of the cheeks, jaws, and chin sink inwards because the teeth are no longer available as shaping.
Besides the physical toll, studies show patients who are missing teeth also have poor self-confidence and esteem, especially compared to their peers. Adults and elders are less likely to eat, drink, speak, and smile, both in public and in private.
At New Tampa Smiles, we want all of our patients in Tampa, FL, not only to be healthy but also to be comfortable with themselves and their smile. Dental implants are one of the best solutions because they are permanent, durable, and indistinguishable from real teeth.
What Is an Implant?
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth directly installed through the gums and into the jawbone. The root holds the tooth in place, and the crown sits on top of the gums and functions like the regular surface of a tooth. The implant is custom-made to suit your smile, and it can last a lifetime.