Are you missing one or more of your teeth? If you're noticing its absence and want to replace it, you may have some questions about the best way to do this. The dental staff at Mt. Lookout Dentistry in Cincinnati, Ohio often suggests crowns, dentures or dental implants to their patients who want to replace one tooth or several. Here, your Cincinnati dentists have provided a brief overview of each of these restorations:
You've likely heard of both full and partial dentures; they are artificial teeth affixed to a base that fits in spaces where natural teeth once were. Dentures have developed a reputation for being uncomfortable and inconvenient, but dental technology, like the kind used by your Cincinnati dentists, has made dentures easier to wear and maintain than ever before. Although there is a routine associated with cleaning and caring for dentures, they are a cost-effective option for people who are missing all or most of their teeth.
Dental crowns are essentially a cover for an existing tooth that has sustained too much decay or breakage for a filling. Crowns cover what is left of the exposed part of the tooth, leaving the root intact, and function just like a natural tooth. Some crowns are fabricated from porcelain or ceramic to look realistic; others are made from gold or other metals. Your Cincinnati dentists will be able to determine which material will best fit your situation.
An attractive, permanent and low-maintenance option for tooth replacement is a dental implant. A porcelain crown is attached to a post, which is implanted under the gum line by your Cincinnati dentists. Dental implants are designed to be easy to care for; they can be brushed and flossed the same way as a natural tooth. They can replace one tooth or several; in some cases, your Cincinnati dentists may suggest dental implants as an ingenious way to secure full or partial dentures. With proper care and occasional checkups from your Cincinnati dentist, dental implants can last a lifetime!
If you'd like to discuss crowns, dentures, or dental implants with one of our friendly and experienced dentists Drs. Ben Gosnell, Bob Bertsch, David Croop and Brenda Bertsch at Mt Lookout Dentistry in Cincinnati, Ohio, give our office a call today at (513) 871-2852 or www.mtlookoutdentistry.com to set up a consultation!