LEARN ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF MISSING TEETH WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS IN FRANKLIN, OH
When it comes to the replacement of missing teeth, many patients in the Franklin, Ohio area are encouraged to consider dental implants.
Dental implants explained
Drs. Scott Everhart and Mamta Kori, of K&E Advanced Dentistry, encourage patients to consider replacing missing teeth with a permanent solution such as dental implants. Dental implants are titanium posts that have become the gold standard in tooth replacement. Patients find that these restorations are a wonderful way to repair the smile after tooth loss. These versatile restorations are used to act as a lost tooth root, and can be used in a variety of ways:
- Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth with coverage provided by a custom-made dental crown.
- Dental implants may act as a false tooth root to hold a dental bridge in place to replace one or more teeth in a row.
- Dental implants may be utilized by the dentist to stabilize full dentures by placing several along the dental arch and fitting new dentures over the top.
Because dental implants are so versatile, they are often suggested to patients who are appropriate candidates.
Who is right for the placement of a dental implant?
A dental implant is most often placed for patients who have a healthy smile and sufficient bone structure to support the implant. This is important and can be determined with x-rays to look at the jaw and decide if an implant can be placed successfully. Patients should not have bone loss, as this can greatly affect the placement of the implant and the ability for it to stimulate the process of osseointegration, which is the bone growth needed to keep the implant firmly in place.
What other alternatives are available for the replacement of missing teeth?
While many of our patients choose to replace teeth with dental implants, it may not be the best option for everyone. It is essential that patients understand there is not a single solution that works for everyone. Therefore, we offer alternatives for our patients to consider, including dentures and dental bridges. Dentures include full or partial dentures. Full dentures are used in replacing all the teeth within a dental arch, while partial dentures replace one or several within the arch, using the existing teeth for support. Additionally, bridges are often considered as a solution, as they can replace one or more teeth in a row. The bridge has a false tooth called a pontic fused with dental crowns on each side which use the adjacent teeth for support. We encourage patients to learn about all their options, so they can make an educated decision regarding the best replacement solution for their smiles.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
The advantages of dental implants are the reason patients choose to move forward with them. Dental implants have the benefit of being a permanent solution, lasting a lifetime for many of our patients. They look and function like natural teeth, and are not removed for cleaning or care in the same way a partial denture is. While they cost more than the alternatives, they have value overall because of how long they can last. This makes them a desirable investment for patients who want a permanent replacement solution that doesn’t require any extra attention. Implants are biocompatible, strong, and one of the best options for many of our patients seeking a solution for missing teeth.
Schedule an appointment today with the team at K&E Advanced Dentistry
Our professionals are here for patients in the area of Franklin, OH to provide them with quality, comprehensive care. We welcome new patients to schedule their appointment with Drs. Scott Everhart and Mamta Kori to discuss the advantages of working with our team. We are conveniently located at 3420 Atrium Boulevard, Suite #100 and can be reached at (855) 912-7677.Back to Dental Implants Page