Dental Implants in Lawrenceburg
A modern alternative to dentures, partials, and bridges, dental implants are the most secure and longest lasting tooth replacement option. Dr. Oyler works with a trusted oral surgeon to place your implant, and design a custom restoration that looks and feels natural.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a small, titanium post to which a custom crown, partial, or denture is attached. The titanium post functions as a natural tooth root and provides a strong anchor for the replacement tooth or teeth. Because dental implants replace the tooth root as well as the tooth, they closely mimic natural tooth structure.
How Dental Implants Improve Your Life
Dental implants in Lawrenceburg provide the utmost security in tooth replacement, offering numerous benefits to people missing one or more teeth. Tooth loss takes a toll on a person’s quality of life -- but dental implants significantly improve it.
First of all, implants are the most natural-looking replacement. There is no danger of having an artificial-looking denture or bridge sticking out against your smile. Dental implants have the same structure as the rest of your natural teeth, so they look flawless -- in addition to being far more comfortable, too.
Your speech also improves with dental implants. Tooth loss and ill-fitting replacements can cause whistles and lisps to pop up when you are least expecting them. With dental implants, however, your new teeth fit in your gum line just like they should, allowing you to speak with full confidence.
Of course, the benefits of the natural structure go far beyond the cosmetics. Dental implants give patients the stability they need to eat what they like once again. Patients wearing non-implant retained replacement options must eliminate certain foods from their diets, like corn off the cob and biting into fresh apples. Dental implants allow you to crunch into your favorite nutritious foods with ease.
Patients who have lost a full arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw benefit most from implant-supported dentures. Without the stability provided by dental implants, the jawbone will rapidly degenerate after such extensive tooth loss. But implant dentistry encourages the stimulation the jawbone needs to stay healthy and whole. The implant-supported denture is an excellent option for patients who are currently dealing with a loose denture, or for those on the brink of total tooth loss. Discuss this solution with your dentist.
Comparing Dental Implants with Other Replacement Options
When it comes to tooth replacement, nothing else provides a prosthetic root for the crown that is affixed on top. Dental implants are the only whole-tooth replacement available today. That means they are also the most long-lasting tooth replacement.
In fact, implants can be expected to last for a lifetime with proper maintenance. Other options, like the fixed bridge or non-implant supported dentures, require adjustments throughout a lifetime. But dental implants look, fit, and feel just like they should from day one, and for years to come.
While dental implants may have a higher initial cost than other options, they are truly the best investment you can make in tooth replacement.
Are dental implants right for me?
Since surgery is involved, dental implant candidates must be in good overall health. Dr. Oyler carefully examines your medical history, oral health, and jawbone density to determine if dental implants are right for you.
Call our Lawrenceburg dental office for your personal dental implant consultation. Dr. Oyler and our team treat patients from Greendale, Aurora, Bright, and beyond.