According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69 percent of adults have lost at least one permanent tooth due to decay, gum disease or injury. Lost teeth affect your ability to smile with confidence or speak and chew properly, impacting your quality of life. Fortunately, the skilled professionals at the office of Baytown Dental Center can help reestablish the look, feel and function of a naturally beautiful and complete smile.
Missing teeth not only affects your appearance, it can also alter your bite, impair oral function and reduce support for natural contours of your face to produce a more haggard look. Implants differ from traditional dental prostheses, such as conventional fixed bridges or dentures, because the lowermost portion of an implant functions in much the same way as the root of a natural tooth. Once placed and integrated with the surrounding bone, dental implants can be used to secure custom crowns, fixed bridges or implant-retained dentures, and can even be placed strategically to support an entire set of upper or lower teeth. In addition, dental implants can be placed to restore missing teeth, without requiring the involvement the adjacent teeth.
From designing your implants with the latest technology and techniques, to the complete restoration of your smile, our team will provide the individualized attention you deserve in addition to useful tips on how to take care of your new dental implants.
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At the office of Baytown Dental Center, we believe that everyone deserves to smile with confidence. Our expert dentists and staff keep you comfortable, relaxed and informed at each stage of the dental implant process, delivering the results you want. For more information on implants and other services we provide, give us a call today.
Panama City Cosmetic Dentist
If you have empty space where you used to have one or more teeth, we at Baytown Dental Center would like to help you fill it with dental implants, the most advanced way to replace teeth available. When you consider not just the cosmetic implications of missing teeth, but also that your other teeth can shift and cause you discomfort, and that if they’re back teeth you might not be able to chew properly, there is every reason to take action without hesitation.
There are three steps to getting dental implants, and while there is some time involved, it’s all very simple and effective. First, our Panama City cosmetic dentist surgically places a cylindrical titanium post in your jaw. This replaces the root your natural tooth used to have, and is a vital component that you don’t get when you choose a bridge or dentures. Over several months, your jaw bone grows around the post and fuses with it. The second step is the placement of an abutment, which serves to hold the tooth portion securely. And the third step is the tooth-colored crown that is made to fit you perfectly. It is cemented to the post and supported by the abutment to create a 100% reliable replacement tooth; one that looks, feels, and even functions just like your other teeth do. In fact, it’s fair to say that our Panama City cosmetic dentist is giving you something superior to your natural teeth in some ways. Your implant won’t decay, and won’t ever need root canal. Yet, you can talk, laugh, smile, and chew even the toughest foods with complete confidence. Brush it, floss between it and your other teeth, treat is just like any other tooth. No one will be able to tell the difference, maybe not even you.
You can expect that your implant done by our Panama City cosmetic dentist can last you a lifetime, with proper care. Get your full smile back again. Call us and book a consultation to see if you’re a good candidate for an implant.
Baytown Dental Center
2326 Frankford Ave.
Panama City, FL 32405
Panama City Dental Implants
When you have empty space where a tooth used to be, it’s sure not cosmetically ideal, is it? In addition, it’s not good for your dental health. A missing tooth may allow the remaining ones on that jaw to shift, causing discomfort and a misaligned bite. If that happens, the teeth can be difficult to floss between thoroughly, putting you at increased risk for tooth decay and gum disease. At Baytown Dental Center, we can help with our Panama City dental implants, which have benefits not possible with fixed bridges and removable dentures, the more old-fashioned options.
A bridge has to be anchored to the tooth on either side, and this necessitates that those two teeth are drilled down and crowns placed to secure the anchors. Dentures don’t affect your surrounding teeth, but the adhesive that holds them in your mouth is messy to use and some patients find that they still slide when chewing or speaking. However, with our Panama City dental implants, those drawbacks disappear. Your surrounding teeth stay intact. You never need adhesive, and you will feel fully confident when chewing, even tough foods, as well as speaking.
The first step of the three step process is the placement of a titanium post in your jaw, at the point where the old tooth use to be. This post acts to replace the root, something that bridges and dentures cannot offer. Your jaw bone will grow around it over the next few months, eventually fusing with it for a dependable and durable foundation. A temporary crown can be utilized in the meantime so that you have a more complete smile. The second step is the placement of an abutment that will keep the crown perfectly in place. And then the third and final piece to the puzzle is a custom-made crown that is cemented onto the post and supported by the abutment. That’s all it takes to get our Panama City dental implants.
You’ll have a new tooth (or teeth) that looks and feels just like your natural teeth do. Brush it and floss between it and your real teeth as you would normally. Over time, you may even lose track of which one is the implant. That’s how natural they seem. And with the proper care, you can expect our Panama City dental implants to last you for a long time, maybe even for life.
Baytown Dental Center
2326 Frankford Ave.
Panama City, FL 32405