Enjoying the delicious offerings of restaurants such as, The Mansion and The Nomad Café becomes more challenging than enjoyable when you’re missing teeth. Besides impacting the appearance of your smile, it’s hard to eat many of the foods you regularly enjoy when you have teeth missing and it also puts your remaining teeth at a higher risk for damage. Dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth, and if you’re thinking about getting dental implants in Melbourne, FL Dr. Ronald E. Richardson is the Florida dentist you should call.
What is a Dental Implant?
Not only does a dental implant replace your tooth, it also replaces your root. Your “new root” is made of a titanium screw that is surgically placed into your jawbone. After a healing period your new titanium root is integrated with your bone and your new tooth, or crown is ready to be placed. Your implant crown is made of porcelain and attaches to the titanium root through an abutment.
Dr. Richardson has advanced training in dental implants and he will be guiding you through the entire process from start to finish. Because of his mastery of cosmetic dentistry, and commitment to using only the highest quality porcelain, you can rest assured that your crown will be designed to complement your natural teeth and restore your beautiful smile.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
The reason that dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth is because they actually restore your root as well as your tooth. This is important because a missing tooth that is not replaced will eventually cause the jawbone to lose density, or resorb and puts your remaining teeth at risk. Dental implants protect the integrity of your teeth and your jawbone.
Dental implants are also the most durable and long lasting option for missing tooth replacement. Dental bridges typically last anywhere from five to ten years, whereas implants can often last a lifetime with excellent home care and regular dental check ups. Dental implants are also changing the way that dentures are being worn by acting as stabilizing support anchors that dentures can snap into, making it easier and more comfortable for patients to talk, chew and eat.
Our office offers a spa-like atmosphere, and with comforts such as aromatherapy, foot massage, and paraffin hand wax treatments available, it is definitely the most relaxing environment to have your implant treatment done. Dr. Richardson is a highly skilled cosmetic dentist in Melbourne, FL and he understands how to blend aesthetics and function in a way that produces results you will want to smile about. Contact our office today to learn more about dental implants and how Dr. Richardson can help you reclaim your natural smile!