Are Dental Implants Safe?
Dental implants are considered a high-benefit and low-risk tooth restoration option for people with decayed, damaged, or missing teeth. If you are planning to restore your lost smile and need a permanent treatment option offering an artificial tooth that looks and functions like a natural tooth, a dental implant is the best option.
At OHIOSmiles, we are specialists in dental implants. Our skillful and experienced dentists will always take their time and monitor our patient’s condition before recommending the best restoration method to use. We have state-of-the-art equipment that helps in ensuring successful dental implant procedures.
Dental implants are small artificial screw-like posts made from titanium that help fill up the void left by the natural tooth root. Dental implants are placed into the jawbone through surgery and given time to bond with the bone. They act as the anchor onto which the crown will be placed. Dental implants are used to replace both single teeth and multiple teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Several benefits come with installing a dental implant. Dental implants will help in preventing the loss of jawbone. Bone loss will always occur where there is no tooth. There are other tooth restoration methods like dentures and bridges which can speed up the loss of bone.
Dental implants help keep the adjacent teeth stable since a gap caused by a missing tooth can make the adjacent teeth shift crookedly towards the gap pulling your teeth out of their position. Dental implants will help in filling a void created by the missing tooth. When not filled, the gaps can trap food and be a hibernation place for bacteria, leading to gum disease.
Dental implant installation also helps in preventing premature aging and facial sagging. Missing teeth can create facial sagging.
Who is a Candidate For Dental Implants?
To be an ideal candidate for a dental implant, you need to have a healthy and solid jawbone and gums. In case you have experienced the loss of bone either due to tooth loss or tooth abscesses, a bone grant will have to be performed before a dental implant installation can be achieved. Dental implants are not recommended for individuals suffering from leukemia, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Dental Implant FAQ
Is a Dental Implant Painful?
There is some slight discomfort that comes with dental implant installation. Our dentists will always administer local anesthesia to help numb the area before they embark on the dental implant installation procedure.
What is the Right Age for a Dental Implant Procedure?
There is never an age limit when it comes to dental implant installation. Patients must be at least 18 years old for dental implant procedures to be performed on them, as your jawbone must be fully developed in order to receive implants.
At OHIOSmiles, we offer a wide variety of dental services, with the dental implant being among the most popular services. Our experienced personnel and state-of-the-art equipment guarantee successful dental implant procedures. Feel free to contact us at (740) 781-0540 today to learn more about dental implants and schedule a consultation.