Picture this scene. You’re sitting around a picnic table at a family gathering this summer. The host announces that the food is ready, saying that steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, and corn-on-the-cob are all available.
You wish you could get excited about the food offerings, but your lack of teeth just doesn’t allow you to enjoy as many delicious, hearty foods as in the past. Lately, you’ve had to rely on a bland, tasteless diet of soft foods that don’t require much chewing.
In fact, you’re so tired of soup, apple sauce, and other runny foods that you can’t stand it. You long to be able to sink your teeth into a thick, juicy ribeye or enjoy crunchy, fresh-picked veggies right out of the garden. You feel like you’ll never be able to eat what you want again. Hopefully, there will be some sort of food at the get-together that you can eat. Maybe baked beans – they don’t require much chewing…
If this could be a scene cut right out of your life, then we have good news for you. The talented dentists at Bell Dental Group in Cincinnati offer dental implant therapy that can replace all your missing teeth. With implants, you’ll be able to eat whatever you want, including that delicious steak!
Plus, you’ll enjoy how great your smile looks. With a full set of beautiful teeth again, you’ll have more confidence to speak up in public and you won’t shy away from social encounters where you might meet and make new friends. You’ll exude an air of confidence wherever you go!
Your new zest for life might even help you land a promotion at work or a new job. Your smile will earn you more respect in your professional life, so there’s no telling what good things might lie ahead for you. All thanks to dental implants from Bell Dental Group.
Find Out More About Dental Implants
By now, you might be wondering just what dental implants are, especially if you don’t know anyone who has ever had them.
Dental implants are small posts of medical-grade metal, usually titanium, that our team can insert into your jawbone where you have missing teeth. Your body will accept the titanium as part of its own, so over the course of a few months, the post will actually fuse with the bone in a process known as osseointegration. The implant and the bone will become one.
At this point, your implant will be ready to function as a replacement tooth root. We can attach several kinds of prosthetic teeth to your implant to restore your chewing capacity and give you back a beautiful smile. Plus, no one will ever know that your new teeth aren’t the original thing. They’ll be completely lifelike and fully functional.
Understand Your Implant Options
If you have a single missing tooth, then we can place just one implant then later secure a new crown to it. We partner with a professional dental lab that will create your crown to exact specifications. We’ll ensure that it fits perfectly and looks completely natural.
If you have several missing teeth, then we can have an implant-supported bridge made for you. It will anchor to at least two dental implants and will replace several missing teeth in a row. Your bridge will stay firmly attached and won’t need any special care or maintenance. It should provide you with several years of trouble-free chewing and smiling!
We can even secure a set of dentures to your implants. We offer implant-retained dentures that will anchor to implants using a series of snaps and balls. With these dentures, you’ll never have to worry about them slipping out of place or getting stuck in an ear of corn-on-the-cob! Their setup ensures that you’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods again comfortably.
Implant-supported dentures are even more comfortable! They will anchor to a sturdy bar that we’ve attached to your implants. The bar transfers all the forces of biting and chewing directly to your jawbone, just like your natural teeth do. This means that your new dentures will feel as close to natural teeth as possible. You’ll have renewed biting power and your teeth will look completely lifelike.
Dental implants do more than just restore your bite and your smile, however. Because they function as replacement tooth roots, they actually stimulate your jawbone, causing it to produce new bone cells and remain healthy. When you have teeth missing, the bone in that area doesn’t receive any stimulation, so it will naturally deteriorate over time. This process can leave you with a “sunken-face look” and cause you to appear older than you really are.
Dental implants stop this process, helping you look younger, healthier, and more vibrant! It’s easy to see how dental implants are a great investment in yourself.
And now is a great time to revitalize your smile. You could potentially get your new implants and teeth before the holidays. That means you could attend holiday parties and get-togethers sporting a full set of beautiful teeth. What could be better?
Isn’t it time to get your smile in shape using dental implants? Call us today at 513-802-9440 to schedule a consultation.