Dental implants are an innovative procedure that allows your Cleveland area dentists to replace a failing or missing tooth with a restoration that closely mimics your own natural tooth in both appearance and function. The result will enable you to chew with ease and smile with confidence again.
The Downward Spiral of a Missing Tooth
The reality is that when you lose a tooth, it often leads to more tooth loss. The reason for this is because when you lose a tooth root, it immediately affects your jawbone. Your tooth root keeps your bone healthy, and when it has nothing left to support, it begins to dissolve or deteriorate, which diminishes support for surrounding teeth.
Your neighboring teeth are also at risk of moving and drifting into the open space left by your missing tooth if you don’t replace it. This can cause many problems, such as bite misalignment, jaw pain, and a higher risk of developing tooth decay or gum disease.
Teeth implants replace both your root and your tooth, which not only restores your beautiful smile but also protects your dental health.
Smile with Confidence Again
If you’ve considered restoring your smile with dental implants, Drs. Snyder and Dr. Winks would love to talk with you. Your Highland Heights dentists can give you back your smile with dental implants, and we’re happy to guide you through the process.
We’ll start with an evaluation where we’ll take x-rays to ensure that you have enough healthy bone to support a dental implant. A trusted periodontist will place your implant, and then we give it ample time to heal while we monitor it.
During the healing process, your bone will naturally integrate with the implant because it is made of biocompatible titanium. This allows your implant to actually become part of your dental anatomy and support your new tooth just like your natural tooth root did.
When your implant is ready, one of our dentists will restore your smile with a porcelain crown, bridge, or denture.
Teeth implants are also able to restore multiple, or even all of your missing teeth by supporting a partial or full denture. The way all-on-4 works is a trusted oral surgeon carefully places four dental implants, and your dentist designs a denture or partial to snap into them.
Not only does an implant-supported denture offer a more reliable and secure fit without movement or slippage, but the implants also help keep your bone healthy, providing better longevity for your appliance.
Whether you’re missing one or most of your teeth, your team at Snyder & Winks Dental can help. Contact us at one of our Cleveland, Ohio area dental offices in Highland Heights or Willoughby today to make arrangements for your dental exam.