Dental Implants are the major service provided by our team in our Cleveland OH dental office and the process is explained below.
A number of dental problems can spring up when you lose a tooth. These problems can gradually deteriorate your oral health. The chewing efficiency is reduced and the oral cavity becomes prone to infection. Teeth restoration helps patients regain the freedom to eat anything they like. Among all the methods of restoring lost tooth, dental implants have proven to be the best. The implanted tooth finely aids the biting and chewing functions. The placement of the implant in the jaw bone requires specialized skills. Our dentist has several years of experience in teeth restoration and has done advanced study in dental implants. His knowledge and expertise has helped our family dentistry in successfully performing dental implant surgeries in Cleveland OH.
Problems caused from tooth loss:
Tooth loss can be from decay, gum infection or trauma. Irrespective of the cause of tooth loss the consequences can be very serious. Tooth restoration can help avoid the problems caused from tooth loss. Following are some of the common issues people face when they have lost a tooth.
Dental Implants Vs Other Teeth Restoration:
Dental implants are considered to be one of the best ways of replacing lost tooth. Dental bridges and dentures are other options but they have some drawbacks when compared to dental implants. Here are some of the advantages of dental implants as a teeth restoration.
Dental Implants Surgery:
The surgery with dental implants has certain pre-requisites. Our dentist firstly checks the oral health of patients before performing the surgery. The jaw bone should have enough volume to hold the implant. The patient should be free from gum diseases. Necessary steps are taken to build the jaw bone if our dentist finds out that the volume is not sufficient. X-rays are taken during the process and a treatment plan is set accordingly.
Dental implant surgery takes place in two stages. The first stage involves the placement of implant in the jaw bone. This is done with the help of local anesthetic. Titanium implants are designed to finely integrate with the jaw bone. After this stage the implant is left to heal. It may take around 3-6 months. During the first few days there may be blood stains and pain experienced by patients. Our dentist guides patients on necessary steps which should be taken during this stage.
Impressions of the teeth are taken to get the crown fabricated in the lab. After the implant is integrated with the jaw bone the abutment is fixed over it and the crown which resembles the natural tooth is cemented or screwed over the abutment. With proper care the implanted tooth can last for several decades.