What is the purpose of a single dental implant treatment by Franklin, OH dentist?
Dental implants are a popular option for patients who need to replace a single tooth or several teeth. These restorations are available with the team at K&E Advanced Dentistry This treatment can be used for a variety of purposes, and our dental staff can help you decide if they are right for you!
Dental implants explained
Drs. Mamta Kori and Scott Everhart work with patients to give them the knowledge they need to make an educated decision when choosing a tooth replacement treatment option. Dental implants are a popular option that can be used by patients with enough bone in the jaw. These implants are made of titanium, which is biocompatible. Many implants for the body are made of this same metal because it is strong, long-lasting, and safe. The implants look like small screws which the dentist will insert into the bone of the jaw during oral surgery. This stimulates a process called osseointegration during which the bone fuses to the implant to keep it firmly in the jaw. Because of this process, dental implants are considered a permanent solution to missing teeth.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
It is important for patients to have sufficient bone if they are considering the placement of dental implants. This means that patients who have had bone loss from periodontal disease may not be considered best for placing dental implants. These restorations need bone to hold them in place and to stimulate osseointegration. Without enough bone, the implants can fail. Patients who have lost bone and want to get implants need to have x-rays done to determine if they are a viable candidate. If bone loss is an issue, patients can speak to their dentist about bone grafting, which can help build up the bone and prepare it for the placement of a dental implant if patients are serious about obtaining these restorations.
How are dental implants used?
Dental implants serve a purpose in many ways.
- A dental implant can be placed and restored with a dental crown to act as a single tooth replacement. This is a stand-alone option that can be used in certain situations.
- A dental implant can be used as an anchor on one or both ends of a dental bridge to provide support for the restoration. Dental bridges require adjacent teeth to place them, but there are times when this is not possible. Placing a single implant on one end, or one on each end, gives the dentist an anchor for placing the bridge and restoring the smile.
- Dental implants may be placed along the dental arch in several places to act as support for a full denture. These implant-supported dentures are stronger and more stable than alternative options where dentures are held in place with natural suction or denture adhesives.
Why choose dental implants?
There are many reasons a patient may want to consider dental implants. They have several benefits. They are strong, durable, and long-lasting. Though they are more expensive than traditional partial and full dentures or dental bridges, they maintain their value because of their permanency. Dental implants can last a lifetime when patients brush and floss their teeth after every meal and maintain routine visits and cleanings with their dentists. This ensures the longevity of their investment. In most cases, we will encourage patients to consider the advantages of dental implants when replacing missing teeth.
Interested in learning more about dental implants?
Contact the team of K&E Advanced Dentistry today to discuss your options for tooth replacement treatment, including the possibility of using a single dental implant for one tooth. Call the office at (513) 424-1834 to connect with our staff to make an appointment at our practice, conveniently located at 3420 Atrium Boulevard, Suite 100 in Franklin, OH. We also have another location in Centreville, OH for patients who are closer to those facilities.
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