So you’ve lost one of your natural teeth and now you have empty space where it used to be. If that tooth is visible when you speak, smile, or laugh, you might feel self-conscious about it. Even if that’s not the case, your other teeth can shift, and that tends to lead to discomfort and possibly the misalignment of your jaws. Your chewing could also become less efficient. Here at Eastgate Dental Excellence, our Cincinnati implants offer you an ideal way to replace that single lost tooth.
Your other options would be a fixed or removable bridge (also called a partial denture), but while they would give you back your full smile, they do come with some unavoidable drawbacks. A fixed bridge has to be anchored to the surrounding teeth, so the tooth on either side has to be filed down to make that happen. A removable bridge won’t cause you to lose material from your neighboring teeth, but you will need to use adhesive to hold it in place, and that can be messy and less than 100% reliable. There can be some movement when you speak or chew. Why are our Cincinnati implants different? Instead of sitting on top of your gums, they have a root that goes down below and into your jaw, just like your real teeth do. The process is very simple. First, our implant dentist surgically places a titanium post in your jaw bone. It’s your new root. Over the course of the next few months, your bone tissue grows around the post and then fuses with it. After impressions are taken, the dental lab uses them to create a perfectly fitting tooth-colored crown to be cemented to the top of the post. That’s all there is to it.
Our Cincinnati implants are so much like real teeth that you might forget you have one. And with proper care they can last a lifetime. Book your appointment at our office right now.