Are you in need of a dental implant?
Dental implants are a restorative procedures that restore your smile. Your Cincinnati, OH, dentists Dr. David Croop, Dr. Ben Gosnell, Dr. Brenda Bertsch, and Dr. Bob Bertsch are here to help! If you're suffering from tooth loss, it's vital to deal with this problem as soon as possible. Tooth loss can lead to the deterioration of the bone jaw and reduce the support it needs. Dental implants are vital for maintaining bone with the necessary strength to be healthy for the longterm.
The Dental Implant Procedure:
- A local anesthetic is administered to the area that will undergo the implant placement.
- Your dentist will place a titanium implant fixture into the bone where a tooth has been lost or is missing. The titanium post acts as the new tooth root and is biocompatible and becomes integrated with the existing bone.
- The doctor will cover the surgical site with gum tissue and allow it to heal for 3 to 6 months, to allow the process of osseointegration where the new bone grows into the titanium implant fixture.
- When you return to the dentist's office several months later, they will uncover the implant and then insert an abutment and place a crown over the abutment that matches the rest of your teeth
Advantages of Dental Implants?
- Implants have a high success rate compared to other dental restorations.
- They are used to fill a single space in your smile, a few spaces, or all of your natural teeth.
- Dental implants mimic natural teeth.
- You'll be able to bite into and chew your favorite foods.
- They don't slip out of place like dentures.
- They provide your the bone in your jaw to be strong by stimulating the area to provide the support it requires.
Dental implants are a great restorative procedure to help improve the appearance and health of your teeth. If you have questions or concerns, your dentists at Mount Lookout Dentistry can help. Call their office, located in Cincinnati, OH, at (513) 871-2852 or request a convenient appointment time by visiting www.mtlookoutdentistry.com.