Dental Implants – Loveland, OH
How You Can Restore Teeth to the Fullest
At Gerome & Patrice Family Dentistry, we know that dental implants offer an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth. With high success rates and the flexibility of being able to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, dental implants can fit the lifestyle of virtually any patient.
Why Choose Gerome & Patrice Family Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Exceptional Attention to Detail from Dentists
- Works with Experts in Dental Implants for Placement Phase
- Natural-Looking and Long-Lasting Dental Restorations
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are different from any other form of tooth replacement because they replace the whole tooth, not just the crown. By replacing the tooth root as well as the crown, dental implants offer even greater stability. They are strong and long lasting. They also support ongoing jaw health. Tooth roots stimulate the jawbone to keep it strong and healthy, and replacing tooth roots that have been lost is good for your jaw and facial shape. You won’t have the same problems with sagging that you might with other forms of tooth replacement.
Indications for Dental Implants
We’ll use excellent skill in crafting your dental implant restorations, whether you need to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch! A dental implant can support a single crown, a bridge, or a denture, and we’ll provide the restorations that best suit your tooth loss.
Missing Single Tooth
To replace a single tooth, a single implant is placed inside of the jaw so that it can integrate with your existing bone tissue. Once the bone and gum tissue has fully healed, an abutment can be placed, which attaches your permanent restoration to the implant and keeps it stable.
Missing Multiple Teeth
To replace multiple teeth, a pair of dental implants can be placed in order to support an implant-retained bridge. Instead of relying on neighboring teeth to act as the foundation for your restoration, the titanium posts provide support. This option is ideal if you want to maintain as much original enamel as possible.
Missing All Teeth
If you are missing all the teeth in your smile, a series of dental implants can easily be placed throughout the mouth. This allows for a larger restoration, such as an implant-retained denture, to be attached. Overall, implants provide improved stability for full and partial dentures as well as greater long-term reliability.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implant treatment is broken up into two main phases: the placement phase and the restoration phase. In order to place the dental implants, we work with some of the most experienced implant specialists in Cincinnati to perform this phase of the procedure. Once your implants have fully integrated, you’ll come back to our office to have the implants restored with a lifelike crown, bridge or denture. The process may be more complicated depending on the number of teeth you need to replace (i.e. a single tooth implant vs. a 3-unit bridge.)
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
While dental implants may be more costly than other tooth replacement methods, they are often considered a long-term investment for a reason. Just keep in mind that the total cost of your implants will likely vary depending on the number of teeth you need to replace and the preparatory treatments you need to have performed prior to surgery. Once all is said and done, you can expect your replacement teeth to last for decades and in many cases even a lifetime, which is not something that can be said for bridges or dentures.