What’s so great about a dental implant? It replaces a missing tooth and keeps your other teeth from shifting, but those goals can also be accomplished with a bridge or partial dentures. What really makes a dental implant from Darrow Dental special is that it looks, feels, and functions just as one of your natural teeth. And that’s because it doesn’t just replace the tooth at the surface as a bridge or dentures do. Our Akron oral surgery replaces the root too, for a complete restoration.
A common reason for needing a dental implant is when you get a tooth extracted. We make every effort to help you keep your original teeth. In many cases, a tooth that has been infected can be saved with root canal. And if advanced tooth decay, an accident, or injury weakens a tooth to the point where it needs to come out, you can depend on our Akron oral surgery to do it quickly, simply, and safely. Of course, then you’re left with empty space where you used to have a tooth. A bridge is anchored to the tooth on either side by drilling down those two teeth and then putting a crown on top to hold the bridge in place. That’s a fine solution, but dental implants offer a better one: your surrounding teeth remain unaffected. Partial dentures are removable and held in with dental adhesive. But that can be messy and not 100% reliable. A dental implant is completely reliable and needs no adhesive to do its job.
A dental implant is two pieces, actually. First, a cylindrical titanium post is placed in your jaw with our Akron oral surgery. Over several months, your jaw bone will grow around it and fuse with the post, which acts as the root. Then a tooth-colored crown is placed on top to be the replacement tooth. It’s cemented onto the post. You’ll be able to chew, speak, and laugh with total confidence. And you’ll never have to worry about your dental implant becoming infected, needing root canal therapy, or an extraction. About 98% of dental implants are successful, an outstanding rate. Call us to book an exam and consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for one.