Restore your smile to its full potential with dental implants in Centerville
It’s an exciting day when a child loses a tooth. Parents take pictures, a magical creature leaves money under the pillow, and grandparents give out extra hugs. However, as an adult, tooth loss caused by tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma to the mouth, comes with concerns. When adults lose a tooth, or a full set of teeth, it can damage self-confidence, causing them to hide their smile behind closed lips or avoid certain social or professional situations.
At Alex Bell Dental in Centerville, OH, Dr. Daniel Cobb have helped countless patients restore their smiles with dental implants. They have several advantages over dentures bridges, including longevity, comfort, and natural appearance.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a replacement tooth root that is inserted into the jawbone. As the bone heals, it fuses to the implant, which makes it sturdy and durable. Once the healing is complete, a crown is created and attached to the implant. The crown and implant work together to restore the function of the mouth and appearance of the smile.
How long does the implant process take?
Because this procedure requires time for healing, it can take several months from start to finish. However, the dentists will provide a temporary solution during the time of treatment. Additionally, it’s important to note, that this is a long-term solution. Unlike other tooth replacement options, most patients have the implant inserted and it lasts for many years.
Tooth replacement is important
In some cases, patients ask if it is necessary to address the missing tooth. Replacing the tooth is critical for your oral health because it provides necessary stimulation to the jawbone, support for the face, and prevents the remaining teeth from shifting.
For more information call Alex Bell Dental at (937) 435 7311.
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