What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are used to replace individual teeth. In addition to the cosmetic benefits of replacing missing teeth, implants offer exceptional durability. The strength of the implant is possible due to titanium’s natural compatibility with the body. This compatibility allows the implant to merge with the jaw bone over time, which leads to a permanent replacement that functions just like natural teeth. For many patients, dental implants can help restore your confidence and improve the overall quality of your life.
What is the Dental Implant Procedure at Central Ohio Periodontics?
Dr. Sakamoto surgically embeds a small titanium post into the jaw bone in the areas where the teeth are missing. Next, he secures an abutment or attachment over the exposed area of the implant. Finally, he places a dental crown over the abutment. The custom-made crown is thin and tooth-colored, which helps to further enhance the aesthetic appeal of your smile.
Dental Implants can replace a single missing tooth.
Dental implants are now considered to be the best solution for replacing a single missing tooth, but not just because they lack the complications associated with the other treatments. Dental implants are unique in their ability to integrate with the existing bone and tissue to form an extremely strong and enduring bond that allows the replacements to feel and function just like your own natural teeth. Dental implants offer a level of permanence that no other replacement option can provide.
Dental Implants can replace multiple missing teeth.
Dental implants are extremely versatile. They can replace an entire set of teeth in the All-on-4® procedure or a single tooth. Dr. Sakamoto will recommend dental implants when a patient is looking for a permanent replacement solution.
If you are interested in learning if Dental Implants are right for you, contact us today at 614-575-0070 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!