Dental Implants for Jacksonville, Florida

If you’re missing teeth, you can still get a great smile with dental implants from West Dentistry.

Missing teeth are a common problem. In fact, almost 70% of Amercian adults will lose at least one tooth by the time they’re 44, and about a quarter will lose all of their teeth by the age of 74. Why do so many people lose teeth? Gum disease, teeth grinding, decay, dental infections, and injury all contribute to tooth loss, making it difficult to fend off all possible causes of the problem. However, there are solutions to this common dental problem, and one solution is dental implants. At West Dentistry in Jacksonville, Florida, we can provide you with dental implants to fix a smile broken by missing teeth.

Dental impants are a great choice for replacing missing teeth because they so closely mimic your natural tooth structures. No other form of tooth replacement rests atop “tooth roots.” With dental implants, titanium posts are surgically placed into your jawbone, not only holding your replacement teeth in place but supporting your jaw health as well. Why are dental implants great for jaw health? Your jawbone serves a function: holding tooth roots in place. Once those tooth roots are gone, your jawbone begins to deteriorate, which can cause changes to your facial shape, contribute to bite problems, and lead to TMJ issues. When your jawbone is supporting dental implants, it doesn’t deteriorate.

If you think about it, dental implants will provide greater stability for your replacement teeth than other forms of tooth replacement because they’re anchored into your jawbone. Dentures slip, and even fixed bridges aren’t as stable and strong as dental implants.

Dr. Jacqueline West provides dental implants in Jacksonville, Florida. Contact us for an appointment to consult with Dr. West regarding your smile and dental implants. We serve Jacksonville, Riverside, Avondale, and Ortega, offering comfortable and complete tooth replacement as well as other restorative dentistry services to make sure your smile is always in excellent health.