Ft. Myers Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, made of titanium, that can be placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth, or teeth, due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed.

Placing dental implants into your jaw stabilizes the bone, which prevents its loss. Along with replacing lost teeth, implants help maintain the jawbone’s shape and density. This means they also support the facial skeleton and, indirectly, the soft tissue structures, gum tissues, cheeks, and lips. Dental implants help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural. This functionality imparts social, psychological and physical well-being.

Dental Crowns in Ft. Myers, FL

When extensive damage or decay has occurred, a dental crown may be required to completely cover and protect the tooth.

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or a dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the health of a tooth. They are usually bonded to the tooth using some form of dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. Because of the expansion properties, the relatively similar material costs, and the aesthetic benefits, many patients choose to have their crown fabricated with gold.

Dental Bridges in Ft. Myers, FL

Dental bridges quite literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

A dental bridge is made up of two crowns, for the teeth on either side of the gap. The two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth. Then a false tooth. or teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. In this way, dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

Periodontal Care in Ft. Myers, FL

Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontal disease (infection of the gums and supporting bone) are very common dental problems, affecting more than half of the adult population in the world. Elimination of infection is not only important for good dental health, but for your overall health as well. Patients have several options in treating this common problem, and Ft. Myers Dental Care is happy to help them find the very best solution for their specific needs.

Exceptional Dental Services in Ft. Myers, FL

When you are considering important Dental Services like Dental Implants, Crowns and Bridges, or Periodontal Care, look to a dental practice with years of experience, the latest technology, and well-educated staff. In Ft. Myers, look to Ft. Myers Dental Care.