Dental Implants in Akron
What Are Dental Implants?Dental implants are not artificial teeth, but they serve as the foundation for restorations, such as:
- Single-tooth replacement
- Implant-supported dentures
- Implant-supported partials
- Implant-supported bridges
- Implant-supported crowns
Leslie L.When Leslie joined our practice, she had aging restorations on her front teeth that she wanted replaced. Dr. Eberhardt was able to give her the beautiful smile she wanted with placing Dental Implants and Porcelain Crowns. “Dr. Kyle does incredible work! His entire staff is on top of everything!” – Leslie L.
Benefits of Dental ImplantsAs replacement teeth, dental implants offer several advantages over removable dentures or fixed bridges:
- Long-term oral health benefits: Caring for dental implants is easy, and you can follow the same home dental care for your implants as your natural teeth. You’ll also no longer have missing tooth gaps, which can trap bacteria and cause gum disease.
- Permanent solution for tooth loss: Your new dental implants should last for the rest of your life, provided that you schedule a dental check-up once every six months and take care of them at home.
- Teeth that feel, function, and look natural: Dental implants fully restore your bite’s functionality. After the dental implant process, you’ll be able to eat all your favorite food, speak normally, and smile with confidence.
- Jaw bone preservation: Dental implants allow for normal chewing, which stimulates natural bone growth and prevents deterioration. The restorations also keep the surrounding teeth stable and prevent them from shifting. By preventing bone mass deterioration, your dental implants will prevent facial skin sagging and help you maintain a youthful appearance.
Are You a Viable Candidate for Dental Implants?According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, you may be a candidate for dental implants if:
- Your gums and teeth are generally healthy.
- You have sufficient jaw bone density to support implants, or you can undergo a bone grafting procedure.
- You brush and floss your teeth every day and visit the dentist twice per year.
- You don’t smoke or have stopped smoking.