Franklin, OH, dentist helps patients find a permanent tooth replacement solution with dental implants
As a child, a missing tooth is an exciting rite of passage that comes with a magical surprise under the pillow. But when an adult loses a tooth it can cause low self-esteem and oral health problems. Many adults are surprised to learn that their teeth aren’t always permanent. Tooth loss can be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, or an accident or trauma to the mouth. When patients in Franklin, OH, lose a tooth, the K&E Advanced Dentistry team can help them find a permanent replacement solution with dental implants.
While there are several tooth replacement options, dental implants have gained popularity because they offer several benefits over dentures or bridges, for example:
Long-lasting. Essentially, a dental implant is a replacement tooth root. A tiny metal rod is inserted into the jawbone. As the bone heals, it fuses to the implant. When the bone is healed and the post is sturdy, an artificial tooth is placed over it. With good oral health habits, the replacement can last for many years.
The surrounding teeth remain intact. With dental bridges, enamel must be removed from the adjacent teeth for the new appliance to be placed. However, with dental implants, the nearby teeth are not altered. In addition, replacing the tooth keeps the rest of the teeth from moving and stimulates the jawbone to continue regenerating.
Natural appearance. The crown, or replacement tooth, is uniquely created according to the dentist’s specifications. It will be a perfect match in shade and shape and blend in with your remaining teeth. Your friends and acquaintances will never know that it’s not an original tooth.
Strength and durability. With implants, patients can smile confidently, speak clearly, and enjoy their favorite foods.
For more information, call the K&E Advanced Dentistry team at (513) 424-1834
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