When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Dr. Roger H. Koslen at Roger H. Koslen D.D.S., P.A. offers dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Naples, Florida, Dr. Koslen can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.
Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Dental implants help you bite, chew, and smile with confidence. They're sturdy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a metal post or frame that a dentist surgically attaches to your jawbone, beneath your gums. The metal post becomes a permanent base for a replacement tooth. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, Dr. Koslen mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.
These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay firmly attached to your jaw.
On top of functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:
If you're missing teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are not for children but are an excellent solution for adults.
You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Meet with Dr. Koslen to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.
It's time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Request an appointment online or call Roger Koslen DDS today.