Whether we like it or not, our teeth are on full display for other people to see. When we laugh, talk, smile, our teeth are exposed…front and center. When a person is missing a tooth or multiple teeth, life can become increasingly difficult for a number of different reasons. Food can become harder to choose. Food can get trapped easily in the gums. And for many, the spaces can bring out insecurities in people; people become embarrassed of their less-than-perfect smiles. One way to fix these spaces is to fill them with dental implants.

Implants are more common than they used to be. From teenagers to senior citizens, people are opting for dental implants to make their smiles complete and whole again. Dental implants range in price and many offices offer payment plan options so paying for an implant is more affordable for a wider range of people.

Dental implants are implanted through a quick surgery. The thought of surgery can make people nervous, but it a routine, safe procedure that has many benefits for you physically and emotionally. At Tower Dental Arts, patients are under the care of Dr. Sonia Rocha, who has more than 20 years’ experience in cosmetic and restorative dentistry.  She has gained patients’ trust through a gentle and caring touch.

Below, the Tower Dental Arts team wanted to share some of the benefits and reasons going with a dental implant is a good idea.

  1. Dental Implants protect your bone and other teeth – When a person has spaces in their mouth, bone loss, including the deterioration of the jawbone, can occur. Without a tooth in place, the gums lose strength and firmness. A dental implant preserves the natural bone in that spot.
  2. Surgery is minor– Dental implant surgery is a minor procedure. A local anesthesia is used on the implant site and surrounding tissues so the patient doesn’t feel any pain.
  3. Minimal discomfort and recovery – Very little gum tissues is disturbed during this procedure, so people do not complain of much pain after. NSAIDS and ibuprofen usually do the trick; if a patient needs a strong medication, the dentist can prescribe them.
  4. It looks real – Dental implants look real and like your natural teeth. Dr. Sonia measures and designs the tooth to match the rest of your teeth; patients are also able to choose which color they think looks best with her guidance.

If you’re ready to fix your smile, dental implants are the way to go. You’ll want to show off your pearly whites all the time. If you live in Southwest Florida, Tower Dental Arts provides cosmetic dentistry and restorative density services. Dr. Sonia Rocha has offices in Naples, Bonita Springs, and Fort Myers. To contact the office or book an appointment, click here.

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