Dental Implant Restoration in Rocky River, OH
Losing a tooth is a traumatic experience for most patients. That is why we offer a wide variety of tooth replacement options to meet the varying needs of our patients and their lifestyles. One of the most highly recommended and popular ways to replace missing teeth is dental implants.
We work with some of the best specialists in our area to ensure proper placement of your dental implants so that your restoration feels comfortable, fits perfectly, and lasts a long time. In fact, dental implants are one of the longest lasting and most stable ways to replace your missing tooth. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
Dental Implant Procedures
Dental implants are made of a biocompatible metal, such as titanium, that integrates with your natural bone. The implant itself mimics the root of your natural tooth and provides the foundation to support your dental implant crown.
To ensure the success of your implant, we will need to make sure that you are healthy enough and have sufficient bone to support a dental implant. In some cases, bone grafting may be necessary prior to your dental implant placement. Bone grafting increases the density of your bone and promotes bone growth, giving you a denser, more stable foundation for your implant.
We work with some of the very best oral surgeons and periodontists in our area to place your dental implant in precisely the correct location. They will directly place your implant into your bone at the site of your missing tooth. After your implant has had time to heal and stabilize, usually after several months, we will create a custom restoration to complete your smile.
Your implant crown will match your existing teeth so that your smile is not only fully functional, but also looks completely natural. Dr. Canepa will make sure that your dental implant crown fits your bite perfectly so that chewing and talking feel comfortable.
Benefits of Dental Implants
As far as the aesthetics of your smile, dental implants have many benefits because they look and feel like your natural teeth. That makes them the most convenient and attractive way to replace a missing tooth. Did you know that dental implants have some important health benefits, too?
When you lose a tooth, your remaining teeth automatically start to tip and tilt toward the space, creating problems with your bite. Additionally, when you lose teeth, you may begin to lose bone because your teeth and bone have a dependant relationship. Losing a tooth can cause the bone to resorb in that area, putting your other teeth at risk.
A dental implant acts as a space holder as well as mimics your natural tooth’s root that stimulates bone regeneration, protecting the foundation for your remaining teeth.
Do You Have a Missing Tooth?
Call our Rocky River, OH dental office today and set up an evaluation with Linda Rak Canepa, DDS, to discuss the tooth replacement option that will work best for you and your health.