If you’re missing some or all of your permanent teeth and you don’t want to wear dentures, consider dental implants. Dental implants are tough, long-lasting, and easy to care for. At Pure Health Dental, with six convenient locations in Bucyrus, Cuyahoga Falls, Garfield Heights, Seven Hills, Maple Heights, and Fairview Park, Ohio, the team regularly uses dental implants to restore smiles. To schedule an appointment for dental implants, book a consultation online, or call the nearest office to speak with a friendly administrative staff member today.
Dental implants are metal posts made of titanium that provide a firm, long-lasting foundation for oral prosthetics like crowns, implant-supported dentures, or bridges.
Dental implants don’t attach to your existing teeth for support. Instead, your Pure Health Dental provider places them into your jawbone during an outpatient procedure.
Dental implants provide a variety of advantages, including:
Dental implants can also improve your oral health. If you’re missing one or several teeth, you’re more likely to experience gum recession and bone loss. Dental implants can prevent both of these issues.
To determine if you qualify for dental implants, the team at Pure Health Dental conducts an oral exam, reviews your oral health history, and asks about your goals for treatment.
They also order a series of digital X-rays to observe your tooth roots, gums, and jawbone. If you have gum disease or a cavity, the team may recommend addressing these issues first, before moving forward with dental implants.
Let the team know if you have a chronic condition like heart disease or diabetes. These problems won’t necessarily disqualify you from getting implants, but they may increase your risk of implant failure or infection.
Getting dental implants requires a series of appointments spaced out over 6-12 months.
If the team at Pure Health Dental determines you’re a good candidate for implants, they place a number of small posts into your jaw during a quick outpatient procedure. Following treatment, you return home for several months while your mouth heals.
At your second appointment, the team takes impressions of your remaining teeth and gums and sends them to a dental laboratory. The lab manufactures your implant-supported dentures, bridges, or crowns.
Several weeks later, you return to Pure Health Dental. Your provider attaches your crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures to your implants, restoring your smile to its healthy, near-original condition. After leaving the office, you can eat, chew, and go about your life as normal.
The easiest way to keep your dental implants clean and free from damage is to practice good oral hygiene. The team at Pure Health Dental recommends brushing and flossing daily and visiting the nearest office every six months for a professional cleaning and exam.
If you play contact sports or lead a physically active lifestyle, make sure to wear a mouthguard. This appliance can significantly lower your risk of chipping, cracking, or other damage.
To restore your smile with dental implants, schedule an appointment at Pure Health Dental. Book a consultation online, or call the nearest office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff today.