If you had to build a fence, you would probably start by putting in fence posts. These help to secure the fence to the ground, and they provide stability to hold the fence in place.
Dental implants can do something similar for anyone who needs to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. Implants replace the roots of lost teeth. With implants to provide support, your teeth replacements can function practically as well as healthy, natural teeth.
Where can you get implants? You can visit any of our eight Stonecreek Dental Care offices located throughout Ohio.
Call 877-959-5405 to find out if implants are right for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists today!
The Root of the Matter
At your work, you know that technology has improved drastically in the past 20 or 30 years. Some of these improvements make it equipment stronger or more durable.
In restorative dentistry, implants have done that for teeth replacements.
For someone who has a full set of healthy teeth, the roots of those teeth play a vital role.
Roots are planted deep into the jawbone. As long as the jaw is healthy, this holds the root firmly in place. That allows people to generate plenty of power to bite and chew practically any foods they want to eat.
The roots help keep the jaw healthy, too. When someone bites or chews, the roots of their teeth put pressure on the jaw. The jawbone reacts to that pressure by making new bone tissue. This is essential to maintaining jaw healthy since old tissue is regularly absorbed back into the body.
Without new tissue, your jaw would lose density and become weaker.
Implants function as artificial roots. They provide the same benefits as real roots, which means you can keep eating the foods that you love — and your jaw will keep making the new bone tissue it needs to stay healthy.
Who Should Get Implants?
In a perfect world, everyone who is missing even one tooth would have an implant.
By getting an implant and a dental crown, you can fill the hole in your smile. You also can prevent other teeth from “drifting” in your mouth, and you will reduce your risk of losing more teeth.
If you are missing multiple teeth, a few implants can be used to support a dental bridge. This will restore the appearance of your smile and allow you to eat whatever you want.
If you already have dentures (or are thinking about getting them), we would strongly urge you to consider getting implant-supported dentures instead.
With implants, you won’t have to fuss with denture adhesives. You will be able to eat anything you want — apples, corn on the cob, steak, chicken — without worrying that your teeth will come out. Having implant dentures also means you can enjoy the flavor of your food.
Replace More Than Your Smile
By getting dental implants, you can restore your smile and so much more.
Call 877-959-5405 or contact Stonecreek Dental Care online today to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists in Centerville, Ashland, Chillicothe, Newark, Pickerington, Xenia, Worthington, or Marengo, OH.