A missing tooth can make you self-conscious about your smile. Beyond that, it can have a negative impact on your oral health.
When a tooth is lost, your remaining teeth may tip or migrate toward these welcoming spaces. When this happens, it throws off your bite's stability, which can lead to worn and damaged teeth in the future. Missing teeth can also mean bone loss in the jaw, giving you a sunken appearance around the lower face.
While there are a variety of tooth replacement options out there, dental implants are considered the gold standard by most dentists, and for good reasons.
Dental Implants in Cincinnati for a Secure Smile
Dental implants are the only option available if you want to restore the entire anatomy of your lost tooth. It replaces both your root and your crown.
At John V. Unger, DDS, we provide ethical dentistry and build trusting relationships with our patients. For these reasons, your dentist provides a consultation to learn whether implant dentistry is the best option for you. During this appointment, Dr. Unger wants to learn more about your smile goals, and he can also share our complete range of tooth replacement options.
If you and your dentist decide that implant dentistry will give you the best result, we schedule your implant placement. On this day, your Cincinnati dentist makes sure the treatment area is completely numb before surgically implanting your replacement root. You may notice pressure during placement, but you should not feel pain.
Implant surgery recovery is fairly quick. While you may experience a few days of swelling and discomfort, this is easily treatable with over-the-counter pain relievers like Ibuprofen. Most patients compare implant placement discomfort to less invasive procedures.
After a few months, your implanted replacement root integrates with your jawbone and becomes part of your anatomy. Now it is time for your new tooth—a quality dental crown that matches your natural teeth.
If you have significant tooth loss and don’t want to pay for a single implant for every lost tooth, ask Dr. Unger about implant-supported bridges and dentures in Cincinnati. This method means one to six implants to secure a bridge or arch of restoring teeth, respectively.
The Benefits of Implant Dentistry
A full smile prevents tooth migration, keeping your bite intact and your natural teeth healthy by lowering your risks for wear, fractures, and future cavities. A dental implant post can also stimulate your jawbone to keep it viable, preventing shrinkage.
Additionally, dental implants mean enjoying a variety of foods without dietary restrictions. This can improve your overall health by allowing for a healthier diet filled with crunchy veggies.
Schedule Your Consultation for Dental Implants Today
Dr. Unger, your implant dentist in Cincinnati, provides dental implants in all locations, including Bridgetown, Cleves, Covedale, and Western Hills.
Contact a friendly staff member today to get started.