Dr. Patel offers experienced care for the replacement of missing teeth with dental implants. From one lost tooth to a full arch of missing teeth, dental implants offer patients the most natural looking result that restores normal chewing and speaking ability.
…to give our patients smiles which they can be proud of. If you have missing teeth, you may need dental implants. We don’t want you to suffer from a smile that embarrasses you.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Besides appearance, dental implants are a great option to restore missing teeth. Dental implants replace both the visible part of the tooth above the gum line and the tooth root. They offer key benefits for both oral health and overall quality of life when compared to other tooth replacement options:
- Stabilizes bone in the jaw: in areas where teeth are missing the bone level will start to diminish which can affect the sturdiness of the adjacent teeth.
- Minimizes irritation of the gums and soft tissues: a stable and permanent implant will not rub the gum tissue, helping patients maintain better periodontal health and enjoy a comfortable smile.
- Restores normal chewing ability: dental implants can allow you to enjoy your favorite foods without fear of a slipping appliance.
- Enables normal speech: without anything moving around you can speak clearly and confidently.
- No daily adhesives required.
Dental implants have many other benefits too. They resemble and feel the most natural as compared to other options and placement does not require adjacent healthy teeth to be compromised, further stabilizing your oral structure and the function of your bite.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are used to replace your lost tooth root. They act as roots (and a base) for a permanent restoration such as a dental crown that will be placed later. When done correctly and cared for, dental implants can last a patient’s whole life. It is important to care for your dental implants as you would a natural tooth.
The first step in the process is to use digital imagery to evaluate all aspects of your oral health and to create a treatment plan for the placement of the implant. A period of several months healing time is needed after the surgical procedure to allow the bone to integrate with the post.
Dr. Patel will place the final restoration once all tissues have healed. This could be a dental crown, dental bridge or denture, depending on your particular needs and the number of teeth being replaced.
Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?
There have been many recent advancements in the techniques for placing dental implants, enabling more patients to be considered candidates. In addition, there are grafting procedures for addressing areas of compromised bone that can create a more stable foundation for a dental implant.
Dr. Patel takes time with you to thoroughly evaluate the condition of your oral health and bone structure. She will recommend any necessary procedures for areas of concern and create a personalized treatment plan for giving you back a beautiful, stable new smile.
Schedule A Dental Implant Consultation
To learn more about dental implants and to discuss your tooth replacement needs, schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel at Park Dental in Hilliard. We welcome new patients and invite you to experience the difference that a caring, compassionate approach can make in your dental care and final outcome.
To schedule an appointment, contact us today at (614) 254-5116.