When a patient is missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Pape and Isle Smile dentists may recommend dental implants in Key West, Florida. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The titanium implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone by our dentists where it acts as a replacement tooth root. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture, is attached to the implant post. Dental implants have many advantages for you and your smile. Dental implants look and function like your natural teeth. The implant post is designed to fuse with your jawbone so it becomes a permanent part of your smile. Dental implants are very durable. They will last for many years or even a lifetime. Dental implants improve your long-term oral health because they do not require tooth reduction like dental bridges. An implant-supported denture has several benefits over a conventional denture. It can be smaller and it is more stable. While dentures can slip in your mouth, implants are a part of you.
We welcome you to contact Isle Smile today to learn more and to schedule your next visit.