Dental Implants in Mayfield Heights
A missing tooth can lead to an array of esthetic and functional issues, such as difficulty chewing and an altered appearance. If multiple teeth are missing, symptoms become severe and impact patients’ daily lives.
Dr. Jason Schermer offers dental implant restorations in Mayfield Heights, OH as comprehensive replacements for missing teeth. Dental implants preserve existing dental structures and promote a healthy, beautiful smile.
Replacing Missing Teeth in Mayfield Heights
Dental implants are made up of three components: the post, abutment, and prosthetic. The abutment secures the crown, bridge, or denture to a titanium post implanted directly into the jaw bone.
Single-unit crowns replace a single tooth anywhere in the smile. One implant is placed directly into the gap and replaces the root, like a natural tooth, securing the crown.
Implant-supported bridges use two or three dental implants in strategic positions in the jaw bone for maximum support. This is an alternative to traditional bridges that rely on surrounding, healthy teeth. Implants placed directly in the jawbone preserve existing dental structures.
Implant-retained dentures restore an entire arch of missing teeth using anywhere from four to eight implants in ideal positions for both support and strength.
After implant placement by a trusted local specialist, patients return to our office for restorations.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
While dentures and bridges adequately restore some strength, dental implants comprehensively improve dental function and form while promoting a healthy, beautiful smile.
When teeth are missing, the jaw loses volume and teeth shift out of alignment. Speech complications and an inability to chew comfortably arise as a result, and the patient may experience more significant issues down the road. Those who choose traditional dentures to restore their smiles must restrict their diet and often experience dwindling confidence.
Dental implants, however, not only restore teeth but overall oral health. Patients benefit from full bite strength and comfort performing daily activities, like enjoying a meal or having a conversation with a loved one. Patients no longer fear their dentures will fail; with the added security of implants, patients can feel as though their smile is brand new again.
Contact Us Today
Schedule a consultation and examination with Dr. Jason Schermer to review your tooth-replacement options and ensure you’re receiving the best care available. Our team suggests your best options for implant dentistry in Mayfield Heights, OH. Call our office today!