Archive for August 25th, 2014
Are you happy with your smile? Do you have missing, crooked, permanently stained, mis-shaped, or odd-sized teeth? Twenty years ago, prior to the boom of cosmetic dentistry, there wasn’t a whole lot you could do unless your only problem was missing teeth. I suppose you could have had your teeth removed and replaced with dentures if you didn’t like their appearance, but the hassle of wearing dentures probably wouldn’t have been worth it just to fix an imperfection. They can be annoying, uncomfortable, or even embarrassing. They require maintenance and just aren’t ideal. Wearing dentures certainly beat the alternative of having missing teeth.
So what is the alternative to dentures? Dental implants. Dental implants have replaced dentures as the ideal solution for missing teeth. Not only are people using them for missing teeth, many people are using dental implants for cosmetic reasons. It isn’t uncommon for people to have all of their teeth removed just to have them replaced with dental implants.
What are dental implants
A dental implant replaces the entire tooth including the root. The titanium implant is screwed into and fuses to the jawbone. This creates a very close replication to an actual tooth. This is important for a couple reasons. Once the implant is healed, it feels like an actual tooth. It is also important because when a tooth is lost, the bone begins to die and decay. This will effect the bone of the surrounding teeth. Because the implant is a close replication of an actual tooth, the implant actually stimulates the bone and prevents it from decaying.
Where can you get implants
Cosmetic dentistry is not an actual dental accreditation. It is a term that any dentist can use to describe themselves. Be careful with this though. Some dentists specialize and are better qualified to perform cosmetic dentistry than others. A prosthodontist specializes in restoration and the replacement of teeth. They also receive 4 years of additional training after dental school. Most prosthodontists offer a free consultation if you are interested in cosmetic dentistry. You can check out ICP Dental Group. They offer cosmetic dentistry in Boynton Beach Fl. Dr. S. Robert Davidoff, DMD, FACP is a certified prosthodontist who was actually one of the first dentists to learn how to do dental implants in the United States. He has been in practice for over 40 years.
If you live in the Boynton Beach or West Palm Beach Fl area, call for your free consultation 561-449-2333. If not, you can still get a free online cosmetic dental consultation. It’s simple. Fill out the form and wait to be contacted. Your consultation will take place through online video.