Missing permanent teeth increase your risk of oral health problems, including gum recession and bone loss. Dental implants can restore your smile to its near-original condition while preventing these and other issues. At Frost Family Dental in Waverly, Ohio, Lisa Frost, DDS, and the team provide dental implant restorations, including crowns, bridges, and implant-supported dentures. Book online to make an appointment, or call the office today.
Dental implants are small metal posts used to support restorations like crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures.
An oral surgeon places the implants into your jaw during a quick, outpatient procedure. Over time, your bone extends around each implant, providing a sturdy foundation for your prosthetics.
Dental implants provide a variety of advantages when compared to traditional dental restorations, including:
Dental implants are also incredibly durable. If you take good care of them, they can last for the rest of your life.
Anyone who is missing one or more of their permanent teeth can benefit from dental implants.
During your initial consultation, let the team know if you have any underlying medical problems like kidney disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes. These conditions won’t prevent you from getting implants, but they may increase your risk of complications.
The team at Frost Family Dental only provides implant restorations. If your provider determines that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, they can refer you to a surgical specialist in the area.
The number of implants you receive depends on how many teeth you’re missing and the type of restoration you want.
Several months later, after the implants fuse to your jaw, you return to the practice. The team takes impressions of your mouth and sends them to a dental laboratory.
The dental laboratory manufactures your fixed-bridge or implant-supported dentures. If you only need crowns, the team manufactures them on-site with the CEREC milling machine.
Once the team receives your restorations, they line them up and connect them to your implants. They polish your restorations, assess your bite, and send you home with a list of care instructions.
You can prevent damage to your dental implants by treating them like your natural teeth. The team recommends brushing twice a day and visiting the practice every six months for a professional cleaning and oral exam.
If you lead a physically active lifestyle that involves contact sports, wear a mouthguard. Doing so can protect your implants from cracks, chips, or other damage.
To see if you can benefit from dental implants, schedule a consultation at Frost Family Dental. Book an appointment online, or call the office today.