Dental implants are the most progressive method for restoring your smile following tooth loss. Additionally, the benefits of dental implants are numerous and extend beyond tooth replacement. They are durable, versatile, and completely secure. The skilled dentists at Mt. Lookout Dentistry in Cincinnati can determine if dental implants are an option for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants help replace missing teeth by providing a secure means for holding prosthetic teeth in place. Dental implants are small metal posts that function similarly to the roots of teeth. They are versatile and can be used to anchor various types of replacement teeth, including dental crowns, bridgework, and dentures.
One of the reasons why dental implants are able to hold artificial teeth so securely is that they are rooted in bone tissue. Each dental implants is placed directly in the jaw bone through a minor surgical procedure. In time, the implant and bone tissue naturally fuse together and become permanently bonded to one another. Since they are rooted in bone, dental implants will not come loose or fall out.
Candidates for this revolutionary tooth-replacement option need to have enough bone tissue to support placement of the dental implants. Good gum health is also essential since a small incision is made in the gums in order to place the implants in bone tissue. One of the experienced dentists at our office in Cincinnati can assess whether you are a candidate for dental implants.
Numerous benefits are associated with having your smile restored with dental implants. They are a versatile choice that can be used to replace a single missing tooth with one implant and a crown or a full arch of teeth with dentures supported by several dental implants. In addition to being versatile, dental implants are durable, strong, and permanent.
Another benefit of dental implants is that they help preserve bone tissue. Unfortunately, bone loss often follows tooth loss. When there are no teeth or roots to support, bone tissue ultimately gets reabsorbed by the body. Since dental implants fuse with bone, they help prevent it from disappearing.
In addition to bone loss, there can be several other unwanted side effects associated with tooth loss. A sometimes unexpected benefit of dental implants is that, by restoring your smile, they help reduce or eliminate these side effects. The gaps caused by missing teeth can alter speech, cause facial sagging, and result in excess wear and tear on the remaining teeth as they compensate for the missing ones. Filling in the gaps with dental implants and crowns, bridgework, or dentures helps minimize or reverse many of the side effects of tooth loss.
Dental implants are a revolutionary way to restore your smile. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants by calling Mt. Lookout Dentistry in Cincinnati at (513) 871-2852.