Keep your smile healthy and whole with dental implants. Whether you are missing a single tooth or several, dental implants fill in the gaps by replacing teeth that have fallen out or require extraction. Even if you are missing all of your teeth, when placed in conjunction with bridgework or dentures, dental implants can restore your entire smile. At Robertson Family Dentistry, Dr. Anita Robertson and Dr. Kevin Robertson are your dentists for dental implants in North Royalton, OH.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth. Once placed, they will not fall out or come loose with regular use. They will remain in place when eating and speaking and can be used to bite and chew food just like a natural tooth. Further, since they are permanent, there is no need to apply a messy dental adhesive every day to hold them in place. Dental implants look and function like natural teeth.
There are three separate components to a dental implant, including a metal implant, an abutment, and a dental crown. The metal implant is placed directly into the jawbone and acts as an anchor for the entire dental implant, much like a root anchors a tooth. The abutment serves as a connector joining the metal implant and dental crown together. The crown sits above the gum line and is the only portion of the dental implant that is visible following installation. The crown serves as the replacement tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are several benefits to choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth. Your North Royalton dental implants dentist can help you decide if they are the right option for you. The benefits of dental implants include:
- Restoration of your smile
- Replacement of missing teeth
- Filling in gaps from missing teeth
- Permanent installation
- No risk of falling out or coming loose with normal use
- No need to use dental adhesives
- Closely resemble natural teeth
- Performing biting and chewing functions with ease
No matter how many teeth you might be missing, dental implants restore your smile and keep it healthy and whole. For dental implants in North Royalton, schedule an appointment with either Dr. Anita Robertson or Dr. Kevin Robertson by calling Robertson Family Dentistry at (440) 230-2323.