Keep Your Smile Whole With Dental Implants
The dentists at Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH, Drs. Ron Solomon and Angela Burleson-Ott, can help you fill the gaps in your smile with long-lasting dental implants. Implants replace your missing teeth from the roots to the crowns, providing you with brand new teeth.
Dental implants replace your tooth roots
Strong roots are essential to the stability of your teeth and make it possible to easily bite and chew a variety of foods. Dental implants replace your missing roots with small titanium posts placed in openings in your jawbone. The implants are added during minor oral surgery performed using local anesthetic for your comfort.
Once in place, the dental implants begin to bond to your jawbone during a process called osseointegration. Although osseointegration can take about three to six months to complete, you won't have to face the world with gaps in your smile. During a visit to the Cincinnati dental office, you may receive a temporary bridge that will not only improve your appearance, but make it a little easier to eat as well.
Crowns complete the restoration of your teeth
As soon as your implants are fully bonded, small screws will be added to the tops. The screws will be used to attach dental crowns to the implants in just a few weeks. Crowns look like the parts of your teeth visible above your gum line and are made from an impression of your mouth. When your implants are attached to your crowns, your new tooth will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.
Why osseointegration is so important
Without strong, stable tooth roots, you wouldn't be able to eat anything other than soft foods. In fact, if you tried to bite into an apple or chicken leg, your tooth would wobble uselessly. Thanks to osseointegration, your new roots become just as secure as your natural roots. In fact, your biting power won't be affected even though your tooth is synthetic.
Restoring your lost roots also keeps your jawbone strong by continuing to stimulate it. Stimulation decreases after a tooth is lost, often causing the bone to shrink. If this happens, teeth can loosen and the muscles in your lower face may start to sag. Fortunately, these consequences can be avoided by adding dental implants to your jawbone.
Need dental work? Give us a call
Are you ready to replace your missing teeth with dental implants? If so, call your dentists, Drs. Solomon and Burleson-Ott of Cornerstone Dental Group in Cincinnati, OH, at (513) 631-8920 to schedule an appointment.