Which Tooth Replacement Option Is Right For Me?
Have you recently had a tooth extracted and are interested in choosing a tooth replacement option? Perhaps you have had a tooth missing for some time and have decided to make an investment in your oral health. We know that losing a tooth due to severe decay, injury, medical condition, or gum disease can greatly affect your self-esteem. It can be challenging to move past the extraction and make the decision about which tooth replacement option is best for your budget and lifestyle. Replacing a missing tooth is not only beneficial for aesthetic reasons but also for your oral and overall health. Our suggestion is a permanent tooth replacement option that is a popular choice among many of our patients. Continue reading to learn more.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that look and function like natural teeth. The procedure involves replacing your natural tooth root with an artificial one. Over time, this replacement fuses with the bone, creating a sturdy base for a prosthetic tooth, such as a crown, to be placed in alignment with your other teeth. This treatment option offers many benefits such as:
- Fully restores chewing ability, so no food restrictions
- Dental care is the same as for natural teeth
- Designed to last as a permanent replacement
- Feels and functions similar to natural teeth
Process of Dental Implants
The process of dental implants can be quite lengthy; however, it is important to remember that you will be left with a beautiful, natural-looking final product that could last for the rest of your life. The first step is to determine if the patient is eligible for implants. Not every patient is a candidate because the jawbone needs to be completely intact and healthy with no deterioration. Once we determine you are a candidate, you will be referred to a periodontal and implant specialist who will perform the implantation into your jawbone. When the implantation has healed, our office will complete the restoration by firmly attaching a replacement tooth to the top.
If you are interested to learn if you are a candidate for dental implants, we would love to meet with you. Call our office located in West Chester, OH to schedule an appointment today.