Don't Let A Lost Tooth Affect Your Smile

By Cornerstone Dental Group
August 03, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Do you dislike the way your smile looks after losing a tooth? A dental implant can replace your missing tooth and make it easier to bite dental implantsand chew. Dr. Ron Solomon and Dr. Angela Burleson-Ott, your Cincinnati, OH, dentists at Cornerstone Dental Group, explain how dental implants can help you.

Implants improve your self-confidence

Society places great emphasis on a full healthy smile. If you've lost a tooth, you may feel self-conscious about smiling or talking, which can affect you socially and professionally. A dental implant closes the gap in your smile and helps restore your self-confidence.

Dental implants replace tooth roots

Bridges and dentures, the other tooth replacement options, only replace the visible portions of your teeth, unlike dental implants. The first part of the implant process involves placing a titanium implant in a small hole in your jaw. Over the course of three to six months, the implant bonds to the bone. Once the process is complete, your dentist attaches a dental crown that replaces the tooth above the gum line. Replacing the roots of your teeth offers several advantages, including:

  • Natural Feel: Since your implant and crown functions as one unit, your tooth replacement will feel just like a natural tooth. Bridges and dentures can irritate gums if they don't fit properly, but those problems won't be an issue with dental implants.
  • Stronger Jawbone: Teeth roots not only anchor your teeth in your jawbone but also constantly stimulate the bone and keep it strong. After you lose a tooth, the area of the bone underneath begins to weaken and recede, which can eventually lead to facial sagging and additional tooth loss. Your implant takes the place of your roots and provides the stimulation the jawbone needs to remain strong and healthy
  • Better Biting Power: When you replace missing teeth with dentures, your biting power decreases, making it hard to eat steak, chicken and a variety of hard foods. Because dental implants are securely anchored in your jaws, you don't experience a significant loss of biting power.

Dental implants can help restore your smile. Call Dr. Ron Solomon and Dr. Angela Burleson-Ott, your Cincinnati, OH, dentists at Cornerstone Dental Group, at (513) 631-8920 to schedule an appointment to learn if you're a good candidate. Transform your smile with dental implants!