When it's time to rebuild a smile, consider dental implants. Placed and maintained by your Saint Petersburg, FL, dentist, Dr. Gordon Krueger, dental implants restore smiles so well, you'll feel as though nothing ever happened. Replace, one, two, or all top or bottom teeth with these beneficial prosthetics.
Dental implants are as stable as real teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium metal cylinder or screw. Once placed into your jaw bone, it melds with the bone through osseointegration. With sufficient healing, this new root can support a metal post and crown to complete a new tooth placed most anywhere in the mouth.
Dental implants normalize biting and chewing.
Dear Doctor says your biting force will return up to 100 percent. In fact, the more you use your implant, the stronger your jaw bone and ability to eat normally becomes. Unlike conventional dentures, implants are rock-solid. You don't remove them, use denture paste to hold them or soak them in a bedside cup.
Dental implants are easy to take care of.
As with your natural teeth, dental implants require careful brushing and flossing at home. While they cannot develop cavities, they can harbor harmful bacteria at the gum line, creating the environment for peri-implantitis. This disastrous infection resembles gum disease. So, brush, floss and see your dentist in his Saint Petersburg, FL, office semi-annually for a cleaning and exam.
Your dentist in Saint Petersburg, FL, takes care of the whole procedure.
From consultation to implant surgery to restoration with a crown or denture, Dr. Krueger personally ensures his implant patients get the care they deserve. Most individuals require a simple anesthetic injection to feel comfortable as the dentist opens the gums, creates a hole in the jaw bone, and inserts the dental implant.
Dental implants are resilient.
According to the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA), dental implants last for years. In fact, your dental implant may be the last tooth replacement you need ever!
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Our certified prosthodontist, Dr. Gordon Krueger, treats each of his implant patients as individuals with unique smile needs and goals. He'll consult with you to determine if dental implants are right for you.
Call Dr. Gordon Krueger at (727) 384-6533. You'll love the care this experienced dentist gives your smile.