Are you missing any teeth? Afraid it’s affecting your smile? The good news is that Miamisburg Family Dental offers a permanent solution to missing teeth – dental implants.
Before dental implants, dentists relied on dentures and bridges to replace missing teeth. But now, Dr. Brown can offer a more secure option that can last you the rest of your life.
How are dental implants placed?
Before the implant procedure, a consultation is required to ensure you’re a candidate for dental implants. If there are factors preventing us from performing the procedure, dentures and bridges are still viable options that can save your smile.
If you are a candidate for dental implants, the process consists of two procedures: placement and restoration.
First, a titanium post is carefully inserted into the space left by the missing tooth. This post is placed directly into the jawbone, acting as the new tooth root. Your mouth is given time to heal, allowing the bone to fuse around the post. This process will take anywhere between three to six months.
Once the healing is complete, you can come to Miamisburg Family Dental for your restoration. Dr. Brown will attach a crown that has been custom crafted to mimic your original tooth. It is placed over an abutment that is attached to the post, creating a secure and permanent restoration.
What are the benefits?
Dental implants solve many of the problems associated with tooth loss. There are many benefits to the implants, but many people choose the procedure for three main reasons.
No additional special care – Your dental implant functions exactly like a natural tooth. Regular brushing and flossing will be enough to keep it clean. But don’t forget to visit your dentist every 6 months, too!
Permanent solution – While dental bridges and dentures need to be replaced about every 10 years, dental implants can last for the rest of your life. As long as you maintain good oral hygiene habits and make regular trips to the dentist, it is a more cost-effective option in the long run.
Maintains your bite and prevents displacement – Leaving a gap in your teeth can lead to a whole host of problems. The other teeth will begin to shift and alter the alignment of your smile. Dental implants prevent this issue and any additional associated costs.
Like any restoration, dental implants require habitual oral care to ensure they last. Dr. Brown will offer advice on how best to clean your mouth to keep your teeth and implant healthy.
In need of a permanent tooth replacement? Dr. Brown is here to help!
Our staff at Miamisburg Family Dental are experts in restorative dentistry and would be happy to help in any way we can. We want our dentistry to be as accessible as possible, which is why we accept almost all insurance plans and offer a variety of payment options.
To see if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, call us at (937) 866-5501 to schedule an appointment with Miamisburg Family Dental. You can also visit our office at 306 E Linden Ave, Miamisburg, OH 45342.