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Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a strong, stable tooth replacement solution that can enhance your smile and enable you to eat, speak and smile like you once did. Greg DeVor, DDS offers single-tooth dental implants and bridges that can help restore your smile and improve your quality of life. If you have multiple teeth missing, an implant-supported denture may be right for you.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

The first step of getting a dental implant involves having a biocompatible titanium post placed in the jaw. This post acts as a tooth root and eventually fuses with the bone. If you don’t have enough bone to support an implant, you may need to add bone with an augmentation procedure before implant placement. After the post has healed and it is fully fused with your jaw bone, Dr. DeVor will restore the top of your implant with a custom-made natural-looking crown or bridge that blends right in with your other teeth. Depending on your specific needs, the implant process can be completed in a few months to a year.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

Missing teeth can have a negative impact on your overall health and undermine your self-confidence. Dental implants are a valuable investment in your overall health and well-being. They offer unmatched stability and strength when compared with other tooth replacement solutions such as conventional bridges and dentures. Implants look, feel and function like your natural teeth.

Tooth structure must be removed from adjacent teeth to attach a conventional bridge, but with an implant, no other teeth are affected. Regular dentures can shift and often require the use of denture creams to stay in place. Sturdy, comfortable, and stable, implant dentures snap onto two or four implants that are placed in the upper and lower jaws.

With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist, implants can last a lifetime. They also help preserve your remaining jaw bone, prevent other teeth from shifting, and maintain your facial structure, which can give your face a more filled-out appearance and make you look younger.

Having the ability to eat foods you once avoided due to missing teeth can help you improve your diet and overall health. Dental implants can also help you avoid gum disease, decay, and other costly dental problems down the road. They are very easy to care for—you brush and floss just as you would your natural teeth. If you opt for implant dentures, Dr. DeVor will advise you on how to properly care for them.

Are Dental Implants For You?

Patients who are considering implants must have healthy gums and sufficient bone to support the implant. If you are undergoing treatment for cancer or suffer from acute periodontal disease, implants may not be the right option for you. At your initial consultation, Dr. DeVor will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth, take X-rays, discuss all of your tooth replacement options, and create a comprehensive treatment plan that’s tailored to meet your individual needs.

Contact Us To Learn More About Dental Implants

Greg DeVor, DDS and our dental team are dedicated to helping all our patients achieve optimal oral health. We love helping patients restore the natural appearance, function, and health of their teeth to create the beautiful smiles they’ve always wanted. To learn more about the benefits of dental implants and the other services we offer, contact us online or call 216-221-1438 today to schedule an appointment. We serve patients throughout Northeast Ohio.

Missing Teeth Dental Implants are prescribed to replace a missing tooth or teeth.
Implant Post Placement An implant post is surgically placed into the area where the tooth is missing. In a few months bone will fuse to the implant.
Customized crown or Bridge placed A customized crown or bridge is permanently cemented to the implant.
Dental Implant restored Dental Implants restore the natural beauty, function, and health of teeth.