Centerville, OH dentists offer dental implants as lifetime options to replace missing teeth
Having a healthy, natural smile is important. The parts of your mouth naturally work as a unit. When a tooth is lost, the balance is disrupted. Your teeth shift, the appearance of your smile is altered, and bacteria or food particles accumulate. Decay and gum disease may develop. When tooth loss occurs, patients search for options to replace missing teeth. In Centerville, OH, Dr. Cobb and Dr. Nyakundi of Alex Bell Dental offer dental implants as a long-term tooth replacement option.
Dental implants and their uses
A dental implant is a small post made of biocompatible material. The implant is precisely placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. As the area heals, the bone fuses to the implant, creating a sturdy foundation for a dental restoration.
Aesthetically and functionally, an implant topped with a crown mimics a natural tooth. The implant looks natural, feels and functions normally, and requires no special care. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental exams, a tooth implant can last a lifetime.
With versatility in uses, dental implants are cost-effective permanent restorations. Implants may be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth, or an entire arch. An implant can anchor a fixed dental bridge or stabilize a removable denture.
Types of dental implants
Zirconium implants are made of biocompatible ceramic. We utilize implants from Z-systems which mimic the natural structures of the tooth. These implants integrate completely into the jawbone. They do not irritate the tissues of the mouth or cause negative side effects. The white material resembles a natural tooth.
Titanium has been used for years in medical and dental procedures. It has a high success rate. Titanium is a durable, lightweight metal. It successfully fuses with bone and is accepted by the body. Topped with a ceramic dental restoration, the implant looks and functions as a natural tooth.
Our success rate and patient satisfaction rate with dental implants is extremely high. Schedule a consultation at our Centerville, OH office to find out why. Call (937) 435 7311.