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Dental Implants
Cambridge, OH

Mature couple smiling with arms holding each otherTooth loss has many causes. Common causes include gum disease, facial trauma, clenching or grinding, and severe tooth decay. In some cases, the teeth may fall out on their own. In others, the teeth are beyond saving with crowns or other treatments and therefore need to be extracted. No matter how you lose your teeth, the effects are all the same. Tooth loss affects your smile, impacts your abilities to eat and speak, and even affects the health of your jawbone. Traditionally, missing teeth have been replaced with bridges or dentures. Today, OHIOSmiles provides an alternative with dental implants.

Modern Replacement for Missing Teeth

Dental implants are a unique approach to replacing missing teeth. This modern development was the result of an accidental discovery in the 1950s. Today, it is the most popular tooth replacement option. Dental implants rely on the use of small titanium posts. These posts are surgically implanted into your jawbone, where they are integrated into the bone as you heal. Over time, the posts stabilize in your jaw and become the supports for the ceramic crowns that serve as your replacement teeth.

Where traditional tooth replacement options have specific applications, dental implants are quite versatile and can be used to meet some different needs. There are several different types of implants available:
•  Single tooth. One post supports a single crown, replacing one single tooth.
•  Multiple teeth, or implant supported bridge. This treatment is designed to replace two or more consecutive missing teeth. The number of posts needed depends upon the number of teeth you are missing and your jawbone.
•  Full arch replacement. This treatment is used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Typically, 6 to 8 posts are used to support your teeth. However, if you do not have the bone mass necessary to support these posts, you may be a candidate for the All-on-4® Treatment Concept.

Placing Dental Implants

The procedure for placing dental implants requires surgery. Small incisions are made in the gum tissue, exposing the bone underneath. We then drill holes into the bone and place the posts inside. The gums are sutured closed around the posts, leaving just a small amount exposed above the tissue. Finally, temporary teeth are placed, and you then go home to heal.

Healing takes anywhere from several weeks to several months. The exact length of time it takes for you to heal depends on many factors, including your health and the number of posts placed. During this time, your bone fuses to the posts, stabilizing them in your jaw. Several follow-up visits will ensure this is happening properly and that there are no complications. Once you have fully healed, we then remove the temporary teeth, take impressions, and create your final dental implant restorations.
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Benefits of Dental Implants

There are numerous benefits to dental implants, including:
•  The crowns look just like your natural teeth.
•  Implants function and feel just like real teeth.
•  Because the teeth are supported by the posts rather than your gums, they are much more comfortable.
•  The crowns are held securely in place. Your implants will not move around or fall out.
•  The posts stimulate your jawbone, just like the roots of your natural teeth. This stops and prevents bone loss, helping to keep your jaw strong and healthy.

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

Dentures and dental implants are two common ways to replace missing teeth. A denture is a removable option, compared to dental implants which are permanent. There are benefits to both dental implants and dentures.

Dental Implant Candidate

An ideal candidate for dental implants needs to have healthy gums, be a non-smoker, and have sufficient bone density in their jaw to support the implant. If you are an adult with a missing tooth and you have good health for surgery, then you are the right candidate for dental implants. At OHIOSmiles, we offer a variety of dental implant solutions from single to complete teeth replacements.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last

Any medical expert would recommend exercise and a good diet if you ask them how you can live a long and healthy life. Although they might not mention it, the condition of your teeth might significantly affect how long you live! Dental implants could prolong your ability to take advantage of everything life offers. If you are wondering about questions such as, "Who is a candidate for dental implants?" or "How long do dental implants last?," this will be a dental implant FAQ with all the answers.

How Long is the Recovery Process for Dental Implants

There are two stages to the healing process for dental implants. The first component is the recovery period following dental implant surgery at the operative site. The second stage, however, focuses more on bone fusion, also known as osseointegration. Be aware that after dental implant surgery, the implant often needs some time to heal before the replacement crown can be affixed.

Missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible. For more information, and to find out if dental implants are the right solution for you or learn the answers to frequently asked questions, call (740) 781-0540 today to schedule an appointment with OHIOSmiles.
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Dental Implants for Missing Teeth | OHIOSmiles - Cambridge, OH
Traditionally, missing teeth have been replaced with bridges or dentures. Today, OHIOSmiles provides an alternative with dental implants. Click here to learn more!
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