Dental implants are one of the top methods to replace missing teeth. They are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement. There are many reasons why Dr. Marvin Kaplan highly recommends getting dental implants in Cincinnati, Ohio.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental Implants are almost like a natural tooth made up of three different parts. First, a titanium implant post is placed into the jawbone. The implanted post acts like the lost tooth root, which stimulates healthy bone cell growth to reduce jaw shrinkage. Secondly, a piece called an abutment is used to attach the implant post to the final restoration. Lastly, the final restoration is usually a dental crown, but implants can also support a fixed bridge or denture.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many benefits to choosing dental implants as a tooth replacement solution.
Dental Implants are the best option for teeth repair or replacement because they do not affect the other teeth surrounding the implants. Dental implants mimic the whole tooth structure and look, acts, and feel like a natural tooth. Dental Implants fuse with your jawbone; they’re built to last for a lifetime with proper care.
Dental implants can provide overall oral and physical health. Implants are the only option that replaces the tooth root as well as the crown. This stops the jawbone deterioration that occurs when you lose a tooth. It stimulates bone regeneration as the implant post fuses with the jawbone. It can even help to reverse the degeneration that’s already occurred.
Implants give you back 100% of your bite function. The stability is provided by fusing the implant to the bone. Though the healing process after implant posts are placed is longer, it can be worth it. You never have to worry about your restoration slipping or falling out. You don’t have to change anything about your diet. You also don’t have to use adhesive to help the restoration stay in.
The most natural dental restoration is a dental implant. Dentures require a learning curve to get used to because they don’t feel like your natural teeth. A dental implant looks and feels as close as you can get to your normal tooth, particularly with a dental crown as your final restoration.
You only have to do normal maintenance too. Just brush, floss, and visit your dentist regularly. Implants are made to last and can be long-term with proper care. They can be costly upfront, but you don’t have any surprise costs down the line.
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can have many negative impacts on your health. A missing tooth gives bacteria home to thrive inside the mouth. Bacterial infections, bone loss, and general decay are most common when open space is left. Additionally, missing teeth can make you want to hide a smile, cause tooth decay, more tooth loss, gum disease, and gum recession, shifting teeth, TMJ and bone loss in the face, as well as sagging in the face.
The Dental Implant Process
To determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants, you will first need a consultation. While many people are eligible, there is a specific requirement for oral and overall health and sufficient bone structure to support the implant. If the bone is too deteriorated, bone grafting may offer a solution that allows you to move forward with the implant process.
If you’re eligible, the implant posts are surgically placed in the jawbone. It takes 3-6 months for these to heal and fuse properly with the jawbone. Once this healing is complete, an abutment can be attached to the post. Lastly, your final restoration is custom-made. We want to make sure your crown, bridge, or denture looks natural and is the same shape, size, and color as the rest of your smile.
Getting Dental Implants in Cincinnati, Ohio
If dental implants sound like the golden tooth replacement solution for you, call or schedule a consultation online with Dr. Marvin Kaplan.