Dental Implants 101

Dental Implants 101 in Wooster and Medina OH

A dental implant procedure with Dr. Matia and Dr. Lemke is a sensible way to replace one or more missing teeth. In fact, more patients in Akron, OH and the surrounding areas are seeking dental implants instead of traditional dental appliances because they provide a beautiful and lasting smile that they can depend on.

How Dental Implants Are Made

A dental implant is comprised of three basic parts. The first component is surgically placed in the jaw bone and is a small titanium screw that resists decay and fuses to the bone through a process called osseointegration. This part functions in the exact same way as a real tooth root. The abutment is the second piece, which slightly protrudes above the gum line, and provides a place for the crown to sit. The crown is connected to the abutment and looks just like a natural tooth.

A Dental Implant Procedure is a Favorable Choice for Missing Teeth

Compared with other methods, patients with missing teeth often report a higher level of satisfaction after having a dental implant procedure. Standard bridges, for example, can be rough on the existing teeth that they rely upon for support because of the necessary grinding of tooth structure that takes place during the procedure. Dentures are also frustrating for many patients to wear and can also lead to bone loss, as they do not engage the jaw bone the way that dental implants do. Bridges and dentures also fail about 30 percent of the time and need frequent replacing. Dental implants minimize these issues by completely securing dentures into place, ensuring retention.

A dental implant procedure provides lasting, dependable benefits. Implants look and act like real teeth, giving patients the freedom to eat and socialize with ease. Research shows that they also help to preserve bone, engaging it daily to keep it strong and healthy in the same way that natural tooth roots would. Even patients who already have bone loss may be candidates for a dental implant procedure with the help of a bone graft.

Dental implants for Akron, OH with Dr. Matia and Dr. Lemke are a sensible way to replace missing teeth. Call us today to learn more about how a dental implant procedure can change your life.

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