Here at The Guter Center, we try to keep our patients as up-to-date as possible on new options in dentistry. In recent years, dental implants have become more common and look more natural than ever. Whether you have a full or a partial denture or have lost a single tooth, an implant may be the solution for you.
Dental implants are cylinders that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jawbone. The implants act as an anchor for replacement teeth or dentures. During the healing process, the bone grows around the implant and holds it in place. Implants are stable and secure. Implants can often make the sore gums and clicking noises associated with dentures a thing of the past.
Implants can be used to support many different types of tooth replacements, including single teeth, implants, single tooth bridges, and dentures. A single tooth implant replaces the missing tooth’s roots and stands alone. An implant-supported bridge is used when several teeth are missing. It replaces the lost natural teeth and some of the tooth roots. If you are missing all of your teeth, implant-supported dentures may be an option for you. These dentures replace all the teeth and some of the tooth roots, and allow you to bite and chew more naturally.
A beautiful smile can do wonders for your confidence. We’d be happy to discuss with you whether implants are right for you. Please contact our office at (740) 474-4396 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit. As always, thank you for being our valued patient.