If you're living with tooth loss, choosing a dental implant is one of the smartest investments you can make in your smile. Dental implants in West Chester replace both your root and your tooth, making them the closest option you can get to a natural tooth.
Another benefit of dental implants is that they can replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. Here's everything you should know about the implant restoration process.
Replacing a Single Tooth
If you're missing only one tooth, the implant process begins with a simple placement surgery. First, a specialist places an implant gently into your jawbone, where it fuses and integrates over time with your bone through osseointegration. After a healing period of three to six months, your implant is ready to support a porcelain crown that Dr. Koch customizes to match your lost tooth and blend seamlessly with your smile.
You'll be able to easily eat and chew again, enjoying all the function you had before your tooth loss. You'll also appreciate the confidence that the aesthetics of your new tooth brings when you can smile with ease.
Replacing Multiple Teeth
If you're missing more than one tooth, you can still enjoy all the benefits that dental implants offer. A few strategically placed implants can support a dental prosthetic like a bridge or denture. A bridge fills in the gaps left by a few adjacent missing teeth, while a denture can replace an entire arch.
Dental implants offer denture wearers the added protection against the bone loss that often occurs with a traditional denture, giving you more longevity. This can also mean a more cost-effective long-term investment for your smile.
Learn More about Dental Implants in West Chester, OH
If you're considering restoring your smile with dental implants, give Joel R. Koch, DDS, a call today at (513) 779-2200 for more information on how we can help you.