With how much more common it is to lose teeth due to an oral condition such as gum disease or tooth decay, people tend to forget that it is very possible to lose a tooth simply because of an accident. Profession golfer Tiger Woods was reminded of this possibility this last January when he lost a tooth while on a trip to Italy. Fortunately, it was possible for Mr. Woods to restore his missing tooth with a beautiful dental implant. Today, Dr. P. Vernon Erwin is blogging from Glendale, CA to talk about Tiger’s situation and how a dental implant was capable of helping.
Enjoy That Dental Implant, Tiger!
Back in January, Tiger Woods made the long trip out to Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy to visit his girlfriend, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, who was competing there in the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Vonn was participating in the super-G race in the hopes of earning her 63rd World Cup win and Woods had hoped to surprise her in her moment of victory. However, during a rush at the podium directly after the race, a media member with a should mounted video camera stood and turned suddenly, causing his camera to hit Woods directly in the mouth. The impact of the collision chipped one of the Woods’ teeth and completely knocked out another. Despite his injury, Tiger Woods still managed to surprise his girlfriend, sharing a sweet embrace with her after the race.
Lucky for Tiger Woods and our patients suffering from missing teeth, we are able to restore these teeth with dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are directly fused to your jawbone. Through a process called osseointegration, dental implants are accepted by your jawbone and gums as a natural piece of your oral anatomy. This process is only possible because dental implants are made from titanium, which is a metal that the body doesn’t recognize as a foreign material.
Because of osseointegration, dental implants come with many different benefits that can help improve your quality of life. For instance, because your dental implants are held permanently in place by your jaw structure, they should never get loose or move out of place. Dental implants also require no additional maintenance to stay clean and healthy. You will merely have to brush and floss them like you normally would and they can end up lasting you a lifetime.
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We highly recommend dental implants for replacing missing teeth because they are the only treatment for missing teeth that provides permanent, comfortable restoration teeth. And, only dental implants can provide replacement teeth that work and feel just like any one of your remaining natural teeth. If you would like to learn more about the benefits that come from restoring your missing teeth with dental implants, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. P. Vernon Erwin, today. We look forward to helping you begin the journey to a beautiful, restored smile soon!