Cincinnati Dental Implants

What Are Dental Implants?

You’ve heard it mentioned before, but you may not know exactly what it meant. What is a dental implant? Dental implants can sometimes be the best solution for replacing missing teeth. A dental implant is a cylindrical post, most often made of titanium, which acts as the replacement for the tooth’s root. It is surgically placed in the jawbone where it can fuse with the bone and become a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. And if you are in the Cincinnati area and need dental implants, Dr. Scott Malavich of Malavich Family Dental in Sharonville can help. Here is some more information about dental implants:

How Does A Dental Implant Work?

A connector called an abutment is fixed to the top of the implant, and this device connects the replacement tooth to the implant post. A replacement tooth is made to match the other teeth, and it is securely attached to the abutment. The implant is secured and the tooth will remain attached. Dental implants can replace a single tooth or act as a support for a denture or a bridge.

Dental Implant Advantages

The following are some of the advantages that make dental implants the best option for replacing teeth:

  • Protecting healthy bone. Leaving an empty space in the jawbone will cause the jawbone to deteriorate and lose its strength. Dental implants will preserve and stimulate the jawbone.
  • The best long-term solution. Dental bridges will only last seven years before they break. Dental implants can last a lifetime when properly cared for.
  • Keep the natural shape of your face. Missing teeth can cause the face to appear sunken. Dental implants can preserve the overall shape of your face.
  • No More Embarrassment. Life can be more enjoyable when you don’t have to worry about missing teeth causing your appearance to make you uncomfortable in public.

What To Expect From A Dental Implant Procedure

Implants often require more than one visit – a form of dental surgery is required to place the implant in the jawbone. The area must heal before further steps can be taken. Very little discomfort is involved, and an over-the-counter pain medicine will alleviate any pain. When the jawbone has grown around the implant, the dentist performing the procedure can then attach the abutment and the tooth. Sometimes the replacement tooth is called a crown.

Dental implants can replace one tooth or all of the teeth. This is the best option for someone whose teeth have been damaged by disease or an accident.

REFERENCES:

http://www.aaid-implant.org/about-dental-implants/what-are-the-benefits-of-dental-implants-over-other-treatments/

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/dental-implants#3

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/i/implants

Contact Malavich Family Dental For More Information About Dental Implants

Malavich Family Dental offers family and cosmetic dental services, to patients located in Sharonville, Evendale, Springdale, Cincinnati and the surrounding areas. If you are considering dental implants, contact Malavich Family Dental at 513.769.4873 for an appointment – or use the contact form below. Don’t delay and risk a greater problem.

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