If you are a patient in the Naples, FL community who is experience tooth loss or extensive decay, you might be interested in learning about the options that are available to remedy this situation. At Marsh Cove Dental and Implant Center, Drs. Eugene and Olga Titov may recommend the placement of a dental implant. Dental implants are a wonderful solution to restoring the smile after damage occurs, and can provide patients with a tooth replacement that looks and functions as the previous tooth once did.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are restorations made of titanium, a metal that is biocompatible with the human body. They appear as small posts or screws that are placed into the bone of the jaw during oral surgery. They stimulate the natural process of bone growth, called osseointegration, which fuses the implant to the bone. Once the dental implant is firmly in place, the dentist can restore the abutment of the dental implant with a crown, bridge or denture.
Can a new dental implant fail?
Dental implants are intended to restore the smile for a lifetime. However, not everyone is a good fit for dental implants. Without sufficient bone to hold the implant in place, the new dental implant may fail and become loose. This is why it is so important that the dentist evaluates the patient and takes x-rays to look at the bone of the jaw prior to placing the implant. In instances where patients do not have enough bone to place the implant, procedures such as bone grafting may be performed. This builds up the jawbone to prepare it for an implant in the near future. Patients who have implants placed should also closely follow their dentist’s recommendations for care and maintenance to reduce the risk of failure as well.
Are you considering dental implants?
Dental implants are a popular option for patients who want to restore their smile in a long-lasting and natural-looking manner. If you are ready to learn more about implants and how they can function just like your natural teeth, it is time to book an appointment with our team at Marsh Cove Dental and Implant Center. Call (239) 331-3575 today and visit Drs. Eugene Titov and Olga Titov at 6654 Collier Boulevard, Ste. #104.