Dental Implants: A Reliable & Realistic Solution for Missing Teeth
Tooth loss can be frightening and frustrating, and can significantly limit your quality of life. Dr. Warren R. Gase strives to provide patients with the best possible tooth replacement solutions, which is why he uses dental implants to secure dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Gase can provide a referral to a reputable oral surgeon who can safely place your dental implants with the utmost precision. He can then restore your implants at his Cincinnati, OH, practice with dental prosthetics that are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth not only cause patients embarrassment as they can lead to substantial difficulty while eating and speaking. Without a full set of teeth, patients often compensate when chewing, leading to additional wear and stress on the remaining teeth. Gaps in your smile also impact your ability to enunciate properly. Additionally, teeth may begin to shift towards the empty space in your bite, affecting the alignment of your smile.
A major oral health concern for patients who have lost teeth is jaw bone atrophy. Without tooth roots to stimulate the surrounding bone, it will begin to shrink and recede. This often affects the surrounding teeth as well as they lose necessary support and become loose. Dental implants can alleviate these issues.
The Role of Dental Implants
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jaw bone. These posts act as artificial tooth roots and are attached to a dental crown, bridge, or denture to fully replace the entire tooth structure. A superior tooth replacement solution, dental implants offer patients unparalleled security, aesthetics, and function.
What to Expect during Treatment
The dental implant process can generally be broken out into two stages: placing the implants and attaching the restoration. The surgical portion of your procedure will be performed by a skilled specialist recommended by Dr. Gase. The surgeon can provide any necessary preparatory procedures, such as bone grafting, as well as place the implant posts.
A superior tooth replacement solution, dental implants offer patients unparalleled security, aesthetics, and function.
Once healing is complete and the implants have fused with the bone, roughly three months later, Dr. Gase will take the necessary records to create your customized restoration. He will need to make an impression of your bite to create your customized restoration. Once it has been fabricated at our lab, Dr. Gase can securely attach your crown, bridge, or denture.
The All-on-4 Technique
Patients who have dentures or need dentures, can be candidates for the All-on-4® technique. This term refers to “all” teeth being supported “on 4” dental implants. The implant denture is fixed in place and gives the patient confidence and the ability to eat most anything. With this technique, the implants and restorations are placed in one day.
Repair Your Smile with a Trusted Solution
Dr. Gase highly recommends that patients experiencing tooth loss consider dental implants to replace their missing teeth. Contact the practice online or call us today at (513) 931-3001 to find out if you are a candidate for this advanced restorative procedure.