Losing a tooth by accident or by extraction creates a space that allows nearby teeth to shift or tilt, and teeth across from the gap to move downward or upward. Aside from cosmetic concerns, this tilting and shifting can lead to severe bite problems including jaw pain and headaches. Tooth loss, resulting from failed root canals, periodontal disease, decay or injury, can also lead to vertical shortening of the face, which becomes more evident with age.

For years, bridges and dentures were the only options for people who had lost teeth. Today, dental implants can permanently replace missing teeth. They allow many patients who need to replace a single tooth to avoid having to crown two extra teeth to place a bridge.

They are a very effective way of allowing people with ill-fitting bridgework or dentures to smile again with confidence and to enjoy the foods they love. Implants can anchor dentures so they fit more securely and comfortably.

Implants may also help preserve bone mass and facial structure.

Unlike a dental bridge, which relies on neighboring teeth for support, dental implants leave more of your own teeth unaffected and reduce the risk for gum disease because they make it easier to remove plaque.

The Latest Advancements in Implant Dentistry

Dr. Orobitg is bringing some of the latest advancements in dental implants to patients in Lake and Sumter County, making the implant dentistry process faster, less invasive, and more accurate than ever before.

Today, many people with severe bone loss can have successful dental implant surgery.

For people missing one or two teeth, individual dental implants can be anchored into the jawbone and the artificial tooth or teeth attached. For people missing many or all of their teeth, two or more dental implants can be placed into the upper and lower jawbones, and dentures can be clipped or screwed onto them. Dentures that clip on are removable — just like regular dentures — but more stable and comfortable because they are secured by the dental implants.

Dental implants are a wonderful advance in the field of restorative dentistry. We invite you to learn more about implant dentistry by talking with Dr. Orobitg. Simply set an appointment to learn if dental implants are the right solution for you.

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