Dental Implants

We live in a society where missing teeth make an unfortunate statement about us. Missing teeth are stigmatized and may lead people to make snap judgments about such personal details as our intelligence and our hygiene habits. These judgments are unfair and untrue, but they continue to persist.

In addition to the stigma surrounding missing teeth, they can make your life challenging in other ways, as well. Missing teeth are often uncomfortable, and they make it difficult to chew the fresh, healthy foods that you need and enjoy.

Withour proper dental care services, missing teeth cause another problem that you might not even be aware of. Your dental bone depends on your teeth to stimulate regrowth. When you are missing teeth, this relationship ends, and your dental bone begins to resorb, diminishing over time. This causes your other teeth to shift, tip, and become loose. Eventually, you are likely to lose more teeth.

Other tooth replacement options are unable to restore this relationship.

At Seacrest Dental, we are proud to offer advanced dental treatments to our patients in Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Destin and the surrounding communities. Dental implants are one of those advanced treatments and actually have the ability to restore the balance between the roots of your teeth and your dental bone.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small post that is placed surgically into your jaw in the space left by the missing tooth. This post is made of a biocompatible metal that actually integrates with your jaw bone. Once integrated, it functions just like your own natural tooth root.

We then use the implant to hold dental restorations, like crowns, bridges, or dentures securely in place. These restorations are crafted to look and function just like your own natural teeth.

The Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants have a number of advantages over other tooth replacement systems. They are permanent and lifelike and can be cared for just like your own teeth. You don’t have to worry about slips or mishaps with implants, and they can chew food just as easily as natural teeth.

We are excited to bring this innovative dental technology to our patients in Santa Rosa Beach!

Caring for Your Dental Implants

We offer a five-year guarantee on all the dental work that we perform here in our Seagrove and Miramar Beach dental offices, provided that you follow the treatment plan we recommend and keep all your scheduled cleaning visits.

With proper care and regular checkups, your implants can last a lifetime. Even though your dental implant won’t decay like natural teeth do, it still requires care. Plaque and tartar can build up on your implant and affect the health of your gums and your other teeth. Brushing, flossing, and routine cleaning and exams will help keep your implant in great shape. We also provide implant restorations and repair if necessary.

Are Implants Right for You?

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our Santa Rosa Beach dentists. We’ll perform a thorough examination and take x-rays to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. You’ll love your new smile and the self-confidence that comes along with it!

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