At the offices of Michael A. Gordon, DDS, we perform dental implants on site and in an easy manner. Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth, and can be used as a permanent replacement for gaps or teeth that cannot be replaced in any other way. Implants are stable and durable, made from titanium and implanted surgically into the jaw.
The pros of having a dental implant put in are many. For one, it gives the patient the chance to have a real and permanent tooth again. It can help enhance facial aesthetics, and prevent jawbone deterioration. Implants help patients have a better smile, and they never need a filling or root canal again once they have been implanted. The cons of implants are minimal, but still there. Patients must have sufficient bone and gum to place the implant. If deciding between an implant and a root canal, the priority should always lie in replacing the natural tooth before extracting the tooth and considering an implant. Root canals have surprisingly high success rates and a natural tooth should always be saved, if possible. A root canal is an easy procedure that can be done in one to two visits to our 46375 dental office, as opposed to a dental implant procedure, which takes several months to finally complete. Implants are surgically implanted in one visit, but the patient must then eat soft foods for a few months as the implant site heals. After the healing process is complete, an artificial tooth is then placed over the implant.
Patients who are good candidates are those who have a significant amount of jawbone to place the implant. Healthy gum tissue and a clean, disease free mouth are also ideal. If you are interested in implants at our 46375 dental office, we’ll provide you with information on the procedure before going forward, and if you choose to have implants, keep you updated every step of the way on your treatment and details on the process so that you’re kept informed and able to be a part of your treatment, so that your surgery is a full success.