Orange City & Deltona, FL
Living with a lost tooth can have its inconveniences and even consequences that go far beyond just looks. If you are looking for a tooth replacement option in Orange City, implant dentist Dr. Terry Soule can help replace your missing tooth with a permanent dental implant. Let’s take a look to see if you might be a candidate for this procedure.
First, here’s why replacing a missing tooth is important to your health.
When a tooth is extracted, the jawbone no longer receives stimulation, which means that the bone resorbs into the body. While this may not seem like a big deal, it actually is because the diminished jawbone leads to the other teeth shifting or drifting out of place, which then leads to crooked or gapped teeth and increases your risk of more tooth loss.
The good news is that a dental implant will combat this problem. The dental implant consists of a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, which takes the place of the missing tooth’s root. The implant post provides the much-needed stimulation to the jawbone, which means that it preserves healthy bone levels in the jaw.
On top of the implant is a custom-made dental crown designed especially for attaching to the implant. Once complete, the implant will provide you with a permanent tooth replacement that does not involve the need for removing it to clean or when you sleep. Plus, the implant is designed to last a lifetime and never decays!
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Being a candidate for a dental implant means that you:
- Have a healthy level of jawbone
- Do not have untreated tooth decay or gum disease
- Are an adult with tooth loss
- Are not diabetic
- Are a non-smoker
- Have overall good oral health
- Are healthy enough to undergo the surgery
This list may give you an idea as to whether or not you may be a candidate for dental implants. However, the best way to know for sure is to receive an evaluation with us at Terry Soule, DDS. A consultation involves a complete assessment of your oral health, as well as your health history to determine if this tooth replacement option is best for you. If any dental disease such as tooth decay or gum disease is discovered, Dr. Soule will recommend treating these issues first and then moving on toward your dental implant surgery. Furthermore, non-smokers are considered better candidates for dental implants because smoking reduces the success rate of the implant, as well as slows down or complicate healing.
Implant Dentist in Orange City
If you would like to know more about the implant procedure, we invite you to check out our dental implant page. Also, we offer sedation dentistry to patients that may feel apprehensive about their upcoming surgery appointment.
To learn more about dental implants, please contact Terry Soule, DDS, by calling (386) 775-1552 and schedule a consultation. If you are new to our practice, we currently are offering a $89 special on the initial consultation for new patients.
Terry Soule, DDS, is proud to serve patients in the areas of DeBary, Deltona, and Orange City.