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James C. Lewis, DMD
4101 Little Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34655
(727) 372-7887
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By James C. Lewis, DMD
April 07, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Missing a tooth means you've probably experienced difficulty chewing or talking. And if the empty space is located where others can dental implantseasily see it, you've likely felt embarrassed or uncomfortable about the gap also. Dr. James Lewis, your general dentist in New Port Richey, FL, understands these concerns about missing teeth, which is why he is happy to offer dental implants to his patients as a way of filling in these gaps from the inside out.

Why should I replace my missing teeth?

While the absence of one tooth may seem negligible, it's important to understand the "chain reaction" that a missing tooth can cause for the rest of the teeth in your mouth. Each tooth is reliant on the ones next to it to stay stable. When a tooth falls out due to decay or an accident, this leaves a large space that the surrounding teeth naturally want to fill in. These teeth begin to migrate, causing crookedness or even further loss as they become weakened due to the lack of support. Dental implants from Dr. James Lewis, your New Port Richey dentist, help to rectify this inevitable problem.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implant placement starts with a small surgical procedure to imbed a tiny metal post under the gums where the missing tooth is located. The post takes the place of the root and the jawbone gradually grows around it, making it a permanent part of your anatomy. From there, your New Port Richey dentist will finish off the dental implant with another metal piece that attaches the post to the top part of the implant, called the crown. This portion truly is the "crowning glory" of the dental implant - usually made of porcelain, it looks and functions just like a natural tooth. With your finished dental implant in place, you'll feel comfortable eating, talking and smiling again.

If you think your smile might benefit from a dental implant, contact Dr. James Lewis' office in New Port Richey, FL to set up a consultation today!


Dentist New Port Richey FL James Lewis DMD

James Lewis, DMD

Dr. James Lewis prides himself on establishing personal relationships with his patients so he can help make their dreams of having a beautiful, healthy smile come true...

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