By North Main Dental Inc
February 11, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Could dental implants be the best way to replace your missing teeth?

Losing a tooth is an important milestone when you are a kid, but losing a tooth as an adult is certainly not something to celebrate. dental implantUnfortunately, this is a problem that millions of American adults will face, particularly older adults. If you have lost a tooth to gum disease, infection or injury our Dayton, OH, dentists Drs. James and Jamie Shepler can provide you with a long-term tooth replacement known as a dental implant.

What is a dental implant?

It’s amazing how something like this small titanium post can be placed into the jawbone to take the place of the roots of your missing tooth. The implant itself is a foundation, anchoring your false tooth (the part of the restoration we see) in place. A dental implant is the closest restoration to a real tooth that our Dayton, OH, dentists can offer adults who need to replace one or more missing teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

If you get dental implants here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy once the restoration is fully placed,

  • Eating is significantly easier. Tooth loss can make it challenging to eat certain foods and to chew food properly, but implants will help you enjoy all those foods you loved but have missed,
  • Full bite force is restored, which means that force from the jaws when biting and chewing is distributed evenly among the teeth to prevent wear and tear, chips and fractures in certain teeth.
  • Preventing bone deterioration by placing the implant into the jawbone, where it stimulates the bone in the same way as real tooth roots. It prevents jawbone loss, which can also impact the shape and appearance of the face
  • Boost your self-esteem knowing that you have a full, beautiful and fully functional smile again. Your implant will mimic the look of the rest of your natural teeth so no one will even be able to know.
  • With the proper care your new tooth could last for decades. The implant itself rarely if ever needs to be replaced.

Do you have questions about getting dental implants? Want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for implants? You’ve come to the right place. The dental team at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH, can provide you with all the answers you’re looking for about dental implants. Call our office today at (937) 275-0076.