By North Main Dental
May 31, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

If you have one or more missing teeth, you may feel as though your entire smile suffers from the gap left behind. However, this does not have to be the case. With dental implants, you can fill in the gaps, boosting your confidence and getting your smile back. Find out more Dental Implantsabout dental implants with help from your Dayton, OH dentist at North Main Dental.

What can dental implants do for me and my smile? 
Dental implants are a versatile tooth replacement option. Instead of using the surrounding teeth to anchor the restoration into place as a dental bridge would, your dentist surgically implants a small titanium post into the jawbone beneath the missing tooth. Over time, the post integrates into the bone, essentially replacing the tooth’s root. A prosthetic tooth attaches to the post, replacing the tooth itself to restore the appearance of our smile. Filling in your gap also restores your mouth’s bite, making eating and speaking easier.

Implants can also replace several or all of your teeth. Multiple tooth replacement uses a dental bridge, anchored in place by two implants on either side rather than by dental crowns. Additionally, implants placed throughout the arch can hold an entire permanent or removable denture in place.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?
The bone and tissue in the mouth requires stimulation to stay healthy. A missing tooth no longer provides the stimulation the bone needs, causing it to atrophy, or break down and degrade. Due to their design, implants require adequate bone volume for successful integration and may require additional bone grafting. Properly caring for your implants is crucial to their lifetime, and a good candidate needs a strong at-home oral routine. The surgical implantation is not highly invasive and can be done under local anesthesia.
For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. James Shepler, at North Main Dental in Dayton, OH. Call (937)275-0076 to schedule a consultation for dental implants today.