Willoughby Hills dentist explains the benefits of placing dental implants
At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, we provide a wide selection of restorative services for our patients. Many patients who are faced with tooth loss may consider the benefits of visiting an implant dentist. These restorations are used to improve the function and beauty of a smile after tooth loss. They are made of titanium, and an implant dentist places them into the jawbone. Dental implants act as a tooth root would, and are restored on top with a dental crown to replace the tooth.
There are many benefits to having dental implants placed. Unlike dental bridges, implants do not require the alteration of adjacent teeth. In order for bridges to be placed, a substantial amount of enamel must be removed from the teeth on each side of the gap. However, a dental implant stands alone and is easier to clean and floss for this reason. Additionally, dental implants are beautiful and extremely strong thanks to the support they receive from the jawbone. They hold their value, as they are extremely successful and predictable when it comes to their placement, and can last a lifetime with appropriate care and attention.
Dental implants do require some extra time for placement. Once they are implanted into the jawbone, the process of osseointegration must occur. This is when the bone grows and wraps around the implant, holding it in place. When bone growth is stimulated, it helps provide stability to the implant, which is essential for patients to enjoy their favorite foods and feel confident with their new restoration.
Dr. Stern, of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, is committed to helping patients achieve a smile they can be proud of and one that allows them to function at their best. Many patients do not realize how lost teeth can affect their biting and chewing efficiency, in addition to their appearance and ability to speak properly. If you have experienced tooth loss recently and are considering restorative methods, contact Dr. Stern today to schedule a consultation visit with him and his dedicated dental staff.Back to Dental Implants Home Page