The Benefits of Dental Implants in Sarasota, FL

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The teeth are a vital component to overall health. They are specifically designed to last a life time. However sometimes, they simply don't. Whether it's through years of neglect and poor oral care or through an unfortunate accident, sometimes teeth are lost or pulled. Missing teeth lead to an abundance of problems including the loss of chewing capability, poor appearance, strain on the remaining teeth, and diminished overall health. When facing the loss of a tooth, a dental implant offers numerous benefits as a viable option to replace the missing or damaged tooth.

What is an implant?

A dental implant in Sarasota, FL is a man made substitute for the root of a missing tooth. It is an artificial tooth root or anchor that is surgically inserted to hold a replacement tooth or crown. It is an ideal option for those who have lost teeth from periodontal disease, tooth decay, or accidental injury.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are numerous advantages to dental implants. They are considered especially beneficial to those who cannot wear removable dentures. First, dental implants protect the remaining teeth by reducing the load and stress caused by the missing tooth. In addition, an implant reduces the need to cut down or grind away the adjacent healthy teeth often needed to perform conventional bridgework. This has also been shown to reduce the need for follow up restorative care on the adjacent teeth.

Furthermore, dental implants work to preserve the bone and reduce bone reabsorption and deterioration. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding jawbone begins to shrink and become brittle. This atrophy actually begins to change the shape of the face and causes it to look prematurely aged. Dental implants help to stop or reverse this process. The implant helps to improve the facial contours and minimize premature wrinkling.

Dental implants replace loose and ill-fitting dentures with permanent improved support and stability. They enable patients to better chew their food and to speak more clearly and confidently.

Are there disadvantages to dental implants?

Inserting a dental implant is a surgical procedure. In addition to the increase in cost compared to conventional restorative procedures, patients will also face a period of healing before the implant can be used properly. There is also some amount of risk that follows any standard surgery procedure such as infection, bleeding, and nerve damage.

The incidents of fracture to porcelain crowns is also higher on dental implants than on natural teeth. This is due to the lack of shock absorbency between the implant and the jawbone. This risk can often be reduced with proper care and caution when using the implant.

Losing a tooth leaves a patient with decreased self-esteem and greater susceptibility to a number of health issues. Replacing the tooth is important, but is often a difficult decision as undergoing surgery for dental implants can be a scary and costly prospect. Dr. Koval and her team understand your concerns.

To discuss your options, contact Dr. Koval today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will review your personal dental history and thoroughly review all recommended courses of action. Dr. Koval and her team realize that sometimes budget is a concern and patients may put off needed dental work to avoid expensive dental bills. However, this can actually lead to more extensive work and greater health problems. During every dental implant consultation, they offer a detailed treatment plan with a full breakdown of all expenses involved. In addition, they provide a number of payment and financing options including cash, credit card, Care Credit, and Springstone. Let Dr. Koval and her team help you today.

 

 

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It's Time to Treat Yourself [Koval & Koval Cosmetic Dentist, Sarasota FL]

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You have always been there for others - for your life partner, for your children, for your business associates ... for anyone who has needed you. Now it's YOUR time. It's time for YOU to get the smile you've always wished for.

Dr. Christine Koval has more than 25 years of experience in restorative, cosmetic and laser dentistry. Her caring demeanor, coupled with her credentials and professional reputation, helps her patients to feel more confident, and to realize how a more beautiful and healthy smile will improve their lives. By utilizing the most current technology and her keen eye for aesthetics, Dr. Koval can help you achieve a gorgeous, natural-looking smile.

Dr. Koval has helped hundreds of community members to look and feel better. It's YOUR time - time to get the smile of your dreams. Call for a complimentary consultation today!

 

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A Reason To Smile [Koval & Koval Cosmetic Dentist, Sarasota FL]

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Words are often not needed when you are met with a warm and gracious smile.

A beautiful smile relaxes barriers and can help create trust. You may not realize it, but your smile can allow someone to really want to listen.

If you have been hiding your smile, Dr Koval can help you. After all, for more than 25 years she has been helping community members look and feel their best.

Call Dr Koval for a complimentary consult to take your smile out of hiding!

 

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Cosmetic Dentistry Means Caring for the Whole Patient

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When someone is considering cosmetic dentistry, they are typically most concerned with aesthetic or health considerations. Perhaps their teeth aren’t straight, or they’ve yellowed, or they have a poor bite that’s causing joint or muscle pain. Cosmetic dentistry can address those and more issues, so that patients can enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile for years to come.

However, a great cosmetic dentist isn’t just concerned about the physical process of treatment. Dentistry is an area of medicine that causes anxiety for many people. Some studies indicate that as many as 75 percent of adults in the U.S. experience some form of dental fear; as many as 10 percent of adults experience dental phobia, which may cause them to avoid dental care completely.

At Koval & Koval, we want our patients to feel comfortable every step of the way. From the complimentary consultation, through treatment, through the final follow-up visit, we understand that a comfortable, happy patient will enjoy a more successful course of treatment than one who is fearful and stressed.

What makes Dr. Koval truly stand out in her field isn’t just her years of experience and commitment to continuing education – it’s her concern for the physical and emotional well-being of her patients. Dr. Koval listens to her patients, takes the time to help them understand every step of their treatment, and has a caring and compassionate nature that puts patients at ease.

Creating a visually appealing and soothing atmosphere also help Dr. Koval’s patients to relax. The entry to her office features a gorgeous tropical fish tank. Visitors can enjoy coffee, tea or spring water from the refreshment center. There are fleece blankets, warm neck pillows and back massaging dental chairs. After treatment, there are moist, scented towels for freshening up.

Most importantly, Dr. Koval’s nurturing personality creates a supportive environment for her patients. She understand that many people are nervous about dental procedures and takes great pride not only in her ability to create great smiles, but also in her efforts to nurture happy, worry-free patients. She loves to see her patients smile on the way in AND on the way out of her office.

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A Compelling Case for Cosmetic Dentistry

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Whether you've always been adamant about taking proper care of your teeth or whether you haven't visited a dental clinic in years out of a fear of the dentist (which is a real phobia that many people have), cosmetic dental work may be exactly what you need to restore the health and aesthetic of your teeth. Here are a couple reasons why you have every right to improve your smile at your local cosmetic dental clinic:

First off, professional tooth bleaching can make your teeth up to 10 shades whiter -- but most importantly, when you turn to a professional for this procedure (rather than using strips out of a box at home), the materials used in a clinic will instantly whiten teeth without using harsh chemicals that could harm your teeth or gums. Another alternative to improve your smile is to have veneers set in place, which will give you an ultra-white color without worrying about any possible damage to your natural teeth.

Considering that teeth whitening treatments are currently the most common cosmetic dental procedure in the U.S., you don't have to feel embarrassed or guilty for wanting a healthy smile and a whiter smile. In fact, about 74% of adults today believe that an unattractive smile can have a significant negative effect on a person's professional success -- and it's not hard to see the connection between feeling confident in your appearance and feeling competent at work.

Second, contrary to the name itself, cosmetic dentistry is about a lot more than just the exterior appearance of your teeth. Procedures like dental implants, whitening, braces and tooth reshaping are often considered restorative dental care, meaning that the procedures restore your natural teeth as much as possible and can help improve the overall health of your mouth as well.

It's worth mentioning that oral health doesn't affect just your mouth. Your overall health can decline when you do not take care of your teeth and gums; plaque buildup, for example, can increase your likelihood of developing heart disease.

Quite simply, you owe it to your body to improve your smile!

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Cosmetic Dentistry: A Healthy Smile Isn't Far Away

a healthy smileHaving a healthy smile is something nearly all of us want, but maintaining your pearly whites is much harder in practice. First and foremost, you must take care of your teeth everyday for that beautiful, vibrant smile. However, even with proper hygiene, your efforts alone are sometimes not enough. If you are looking for another way to improve your smile, consider cosmetic dental work.

Cosmetic dental patients will tell you the wonderful results of cosmetic dentistry. A healthy smile can be achieved through a variety of ways with cosmetic dental surgery. Cosmetic dentists can perform procedures such as teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, tooth reshaping, dental implants, and crown lengthening. Teeth whitening, for example, is the process of whitening the enamel of your teeth using a variety of tools such as bleach and lasers. A cosmetic dentist can whiten your teeth by upwards of tenfold. It is the most popular cosmetic dental work done in the U.S. Americans purportedly spend an astonishing $1.4 billion on teeth whitening procedures and products.

Another cosmetic dental procedure, dental implants, is also very popular. Those of us without a full mouth of teeth are in need of replacements, and for that dental implants are highly effective. Dental implants are simply synthetic teeth usually made out of titanium that is screwed into the jawbone, which will naturally embed and heal around the tooth. Dental implants have a success rate of 98%! With results like that, who could resist the lure of cosmetic dental procedures?

So, whether you are trying to replace a tooth or just want to make your smile even brighter, your dental options -- much like a healthy smile -- have never looked better!

What do you think about cosmetic dental work? Have you or anyone you know gone through it? Feel free to share your experiences and comments at the bottom.

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Sarasota, FL 34231 
 

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