Dental Implants in Pepper Pike Seamlessly Solve Tooth Loss

Dental Implants a major service provided by Dental & Cosmetic Solutions in Pepper Pike, OH. 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 aids the biting and chewing functions. The placement of the implant in the jaw bone requires specialized skills. Dr. Pastouk has several years of experience in restorative care and has completed advanced training in dental implants. His knowledge and expertise have helped countless patients undergo successful dental implant surgeries in Pepper Pike, OH. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

What Kinds of Problems Does Tooth Loss Cause?

Tooth loss can be caused by decay, gum infection or trauma. These 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:

  • Food lodged in the empty space can lead to gum infection and tooth decay.
  • The gap created by tooth loss causes an imbalance in the bite. This can lead to nearby teeth moving towards the gap.
  • When several teeth are missing, the jawbone starts to shrink because of the lack of stimulating forces.
  • If front teeth are missing, the smile suffers an aesthetic blow.

Dental Implants VS Other Restorations

Dental implants are considered to be one of the best ways of replacing lost teeth. Dental bridges and dentures are other options, but they have some drawbacks when compared to dental implants. Here are some of the advantages patients can look forward to:

  • Dental implants provide higher stability.
  • Implant-retained teeth tend to last much longer.
  • Dental implants support the jawbone and help prevent bone loss.
  • Dental implants can be cleaned easily.
  • Implant-retained teeth look extremely natural.
  • Dental implants do not require the grinding down of nearby teeth; therefore, there is no loss of valuable teeth enamel during the process.

Dental Implant Placement

Before performing surgery, Dr. Pastouk will first need to check the oral health of patients. The jawbone should have enough volume to hold the implant. The patient should be free of gum disease as well. Necessary steps are taken to build the jawbone 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 jawbone. This is done with the help of local anesthetic. Titanium implants are designed to finely integrate with the jawbone. 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 that should be taken during this stage.

Dental Implant Crowns & Bridges

Impressions of the teeth are taken to get the crown fabricated in the lab. After the implant is integrated with the jawbone, 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.

Our practice can also design a customized bridge that attaches to two placed implants on either side of the gap left by lost teeth. In comparison to traditional bridges, this prosthetic is healthier, sturdier, and longer-lasting.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-retained dentures are designed to anchor over two or more implants at once, which makes them more cost-effective. These prosthetics can be designed as hybrids (meaning that they’re permanently fixed in place and meant to be treated as natural teeth) or as “overdentures,” which have the same removable nature as traditional dentures while still providing patients with the valuable oral health benefits of implants.

Sinus Lifts

In the case of the upper molars and premolars, there may not initially be enough bone tissue to support a dental implant. A sinus lift or sinus augmentation can help by increasing volume to create the right environment for a successful dental implant procedure. The sinus area on either side of the nose is opened and bone tissue is added. A bone graft will also be completed, where healthy tissue is packed into the area. The implant will be placed after a brief healing period.