If you’re missing a tooth, a dental implant could be the treatment you need! Dental implants are the most-advanced option for tooth replacement. An implant is a permanent replacement that looks like a real tooth! For more information about our dental implant treatments in Grove City, please contact us at (614) 871-0088.
How do dental implants work?
A dental implant is a permanent replacement for a missing tooth.
- Titanium post placed into the jaw, which is used to support a tooth, bridge or denture.
- This post fuses with the bone to create a custom-fitted tooth, bridge or denture.
- Once fused, the implant is kept firmly in place–just like a real tooth.
Why consider implants?
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink and becomes brittle. A lost tooth damages your smile and changes the shape of your face. Here are some additional effects of tooth loss, that can be mitigated or eliminated by implants:
- Gap in smile
- Bone loss
- Chewing problems
- Altered diet and nutrition can lead to greater overall health issues and a shortened life expectancy
- Potentially greater risk for heart disease and strokes
What are the advantages of dental implants?
According to the American Dental Association, more than 5.5 million implants are fulfilled annually by dentists in the U.S. Here’s why they’re so popular:
Implants look and feel like your own teeth and fuse to the bone, becoming permanent.
- Improved speech.
Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
- Improved comfort.
Implants are permanent and feel natural.
- Easier eating.
Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain. You might not even remember you have an implant!
- Improved self-esteem.
Dental implants give you back your smile.
- Improved oral health.
Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Removable dentures are just that: removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
How successful are dental implants?
Up to 98% of implants are successful. With proper care, implants should last a lifetime.
Are you a good candidate for an implant?
If your gums are healthy, you have enough bone to support an implant and if you’re in good general health, you’re considered an ideal candidate for a dental implant.
To explore options for a dental implant, implant supported bridge or “never move dentures,” please contact us for a consultative appointment by calling (614) 871-0088.