When people think of the conditions that lead up to tooth loss, most only consider problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. However, many people forget how possible it is to simply lose a tooth because of an accident. Professional golfer Tiger Woods was reminded of this possibility last month when a trip to Italy resulted in a missing front tooth. Fortunately, it is possible for Woods and our patients to restore their missing tooth or teeth with dental implants. Today, Dr. Altschuler is blogging from Gainesville, FL to talk about Tiger Woods’ situation and how a dental implant can improve it.
Restore that Tooth with a Dental Implant, Tiger!
Tiger Woods recently made the long trip out to Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy to see the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Woods’ girlfriend, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, was set to race the super-G in the hopes of achieving her 63rd World Cup win. Woods arrived with the goal of surprising his girlfriend on what would be her day of victory. Unfortunately, during a rush at the podium after the race, a reporter with a shoulder mounted camera stood suddenly and turned, sending his camera right into Woods’ face. This impact chipped one of Woods’ teeth and knocked another right out. Despite this misfortune, Vonn was still surprised and happy to see Woods after her race.
Lucky for Tiger Woods, it is possible to restore his missing tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium that are fused to the jawbone much like a natural tooth. During the recovery period after the procedure, osseointgration occurs, which is the process of the implant being accepted by the jawbone and gums as a natural part of your oral anatomy. It is this process that allows dental implants to work and feel just like natural teeth.
Dental implants receive many exclusive benefits because of osseointegration. For instance, your dental implant should never get loose or move out of place because they are held permanently secured by your jaw structure. This has the added benefit of making dental implants incredibly comfortable. Implants also require no additional maintenance to stay healthy and strong. You need only brush and floss your implants just like you would your natural teeth to keep them clean and healthy. And, even with this minimal amount of care, your dental implants can still last you a lifetime.
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As you can see, it is possible to lose a tooth at any time, even without a prior condition such as gum disease or tooth decay. But, with dental implants, not all is lost. By using dental implants, we can replace your missing tooth or teeth with a beautiful restoration that works and feels just like a natural tooth. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental implants or what makes a good candidate for treatment with them, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider Dr. Altschuler today.