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When a tooth suffers traumatic damage, the goal of restorative dentistry should first be to save the natural tooth. However, many times severe tooth damage makes saving the tooth impossible, and it must be extracted and replaced. There are many ways to replace a tooth, and Dr. Maria Boutsikos, DMD will recommend one based on your circumstances. Dental implants are one of the options she may recommend.

Implants offer the most secure and long-lasting replacement for extracted teeth when they are properly cared for. Using a dental implant to replace a missing tooth has many benefits. These benefits include:

Improved Appearance. Implants improve your appearance and smile by looking just like a natural tooth. This in turn enhances your daily life.

Better Security. One of the biggest examples of the advantages of dental implants is that they designed to be permanent and fuse with your bone. This makes the replacement tooth very stable and offers more security than other options, and is much more comfortable as well.

Comfort. Dental implants become part of you, so the uncomfortable movement traditionally associated with dentures is eliminated.

Improved Self-Esteem. With implants, your smile is restored to its original beauty. This will bring back your confidence in your smile, and help you in any social situation you may be in.

Improved Oral Health. Bridges and dentures require structures in the mouth that can cause damage if improperly cared for. Bridges require wearing down the teeth on either side of the extracted tooth, while partial dentures can move around and irritate the surrounding tissue and teeth. Implants keep your mouth healthier by involving fewer oral structures in the restoration.

If you would like to learn more about our dental implants or to schedule a consultation with our dentist, please contact Dynamic Dental Smiles in Sarasota, Florida today. You can reach us at 941-549-8930.