Cincinnati and Blue Ash, Ohio
Dental Implants are teeth that are very similar to your natural teeth. When you lose a tooth, you want to replace it with a dental tooth implant as quickly as possible. Once the tooth is lost the stress placed upon your remaining teeth is increased. For your ability to chew to be restored, you must replace the missing tooth to regain the support of that tooth.
If you have all of your teeth, you can say you are 100% efficient in your chewing ability. Once you lose a tooth the effectiveness of your chewing declines. The amount that your chewing effectiveness falls depends on if you replace the missing teeth or not.
Dental implants provide a strong foundation to have a natural looking and feeling teeth replaced. You will have the restored confidence and ability to eat almost all foods. They will also give you the self-confidence to smile again with strong, natural looking teeth.
Implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted where the missing tooth would be located. The titanium and bone will bond to create the necessary support for your replacement teeth. The added bonus of the implant is that it will help to maintain the facial structure and prevent bone degradation that comes with missing teeth. The bone in your jaw tends to degrade over time when you are missing teeth as that portion of the jaw is no longer being used. With a properly placed implant, the bone is preserved due to the fact that it is still active. Dental Implants can dramatically improve your quality of life by allowing you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
What is a Dental Implant?
- Implant: The titanium rod that replaces the tooth.
- Abutment: The “post” that is attached to your implant.
- Tooth: The replacement tooth is a porcelain crown that will be crafted to match your original tooth.
Why should I replace a missing tooth?
There are several important reasons that the missing tooth should be replaced:
- Difficulty or painful chewing
- Tooth decay
- Shifting of your other teeth
- Premature aging or a sinking of the face
- Gum disease
Benefits you will enjoy from your dental implant:
- Permanent solution
- Convenience: you take care of them like you would your natural teeth.
- No stress on your other teeth since the implant is anchored to your jaw.
- Prevents bone loss and the resulting premature aging look.
During your consultation with Dr. Levy, the examination will determine if you are a candidate for a dental implant. If you are not, Dr Levy will discuss your other treatment options. Please contact our Cincinnati implant dental office at (513) 791-2009 to schedule your initial examination. Stuart Levy DDS is located at 9608 Kenwood Rd in Cincinnati, Ohio.