We will save money for months or even years to enjoy something that we know won’t last forever — like a new car or truck — or something even shorter — like a week-long vacation.
What if you could get something that does last much, much longer, like the rest of your life, instead? What if you could get a new smile, keep eating the foods that you love, and try new ones, too?
That would probably make your next vacation and your day-to-day life even more enjoyable.
Our implants have helped countless people in and around Fort Myers and Naples, FL restore their smiles and their quality of life.
Restore Your Teeth Completely
Each of your teeth is a single unit, which is divided into a crown (the part above the gumline) and the root (the part below the gumline embedded in your jawbone).
Your roots anchor your teeth in place and add strength to your bite by creating a direct connection from your crown to your jaw. The crowns of your teeth are the tools you use to bite and chew your food. The crowns are also what people see when you smile.
Many replacement teeth are focused on restoring the crowns. Dentures and dental bridges are a few examples of this.
What’s missing is a replacement for the roots of your lost teeth. Implants fill this role. By getting implants, you are recreating the connection between your jaw and your crowns so you can continue eating the foods that you love.
The stability that comes with implants allows your dentures, dental bridges, and dental crowns to function more like natural teeth. Implants make your restorations more secure as well, which means you can keep them even longer.
What You Can’t See Is Just As Important
Many people think about their appearance after losing one or more teeth. This certainly affects your smile, and it can affect your self-confidence as well.
This is understandable. We all want to look our best, and having an empty space where you once had a tooth can have an emotional impact.
Unfortunately, if you fill that gap with a dental bridge or dentures, then you may be allowing another problem to develop. With nothing to replace your missing root, your jawbone may start to shrink.
Without a root or a replacement, your jaw will stop making new bone tissue. This new tissue is essential because it replaces old tissue as it is absorbed by your body. Without new tissue, your jaw will get smaller and weaker.
By getting an implant or implants to support your crown, bridge, or denture, you are replacing your missing roots. Your jaw will continue making new tissue as a result, and your restorations will look, feel, and function nearly as well as your healthy natural teeth once did.
What Are Your Teeth Worth?
Many people have pointed out that we don’t really appreciate something until it’s gone. That’s certainly true of our teeth. Based on our experience, a lot of people don’t realize how much their teeth affect their everyday lives until those teeth are gone.
We want you to keep smiling. We want you to feel comfortable eating what you want to eat. We also want you to be able to speak without worrying that your “teeth” might fall out.
Implants and Dr. Hoop can give you that assurance. But first, you have to schedule an appointment with us at either of our locations in Fort Myers or Naples, FL. You can do that by calling 239-734-7737 or contacting us online.