Missing teeth are one of the most challenging oral health issues that patients face because of the impact they can have on speech and chewing along with the unsightly visible gaps.
Restoring missing teeth with dental implants in our Beachwood dental office can improve function, dental health, and self-confidence. Dr. Taub's experience and gentle approach to care make the entire dental implant process seamless and comfortable.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or an entire arch of teeth. We also offer implant-retained dentures and implant-supported bridges as a convenient alternative.
Because dental implants replace the entire tooth structure, including the root, it is similar to having your natural tooth again.
Preserve healthy bone – By replacing the root with a titanium post, dental implants stimulate healthy bone regeneration.
Protect your bite – Filling the gap left by a missing tooth prevents adjacent teeth from shifting.
Restore chewing function – Unlike dentures and bridges, dental implants support an unrestricted diet for optimum nutrition and variety.
Esthetic results - Dr. Taub customizes each dental implant crown for natural-looking dentistry to complement your smile.
Because dental implants require precise planning and placement, Dr. Taub sought expert training from the prestigious White Cap Institute to deliver the finest results at Beachwood Smiles. He often performs bone grafting during extraction procedures to improve bone quality in preparation for dental implants.
The Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are a permanent, long-term solution to missing teeth and require several phases of treatment to ensure optimum results.
Technology has dramatically improved the dental implant process for our patients.
CBCT imaging provides a 3-D view of the teeth and bone structure as part of evaluating adequate supportive bone, placing the implant in the ideal location, and identifying any anatomical constraints that may require bone grafting.
Digital scanning and computer-aided design determine the proper size and shape of the dental implant and crown.
Dental implants are made of biocompatible titanium and integrate with natural bone. This makes dental implants well-equipped to handle the force of chewing. Dental implant surgery itself takes only about one hour, and patients report only minimal discomfort afterward.
While only a local anesthetic is required, we understand that patients sometimes have anxiety when facing dental procedures, so we offer sedation dentistry for a worry-free visit. Your physical and emotional comfort are our top priorities.
Healing and Integration
With proper post-operative care, initial healing times are relatively short. Mild swelling is usually manageable with anti-inflammatory medication.
Adequate time for full integration with the jawbone is approximately 3 to 4 months. Rest assured, your new smile will be well worth the wait!
Dental Implant Restoration
The dental crown is often the most exciting part of treatment because it means you will have a durable, natural-looking porcelain tooth to complete your smile. Caring for dental implants requires the same dedication and commitment as caring for your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings support a healthy dental implant and a healthy smile.
Are You Tired of Missing Teeth?
We welcome you to contact our Beachwood dental office for a dental implant evaluation. Dr. Taub will discuss your goals for your smile and present every treatment option available, helping you make the most informed choice for the future of your smile.
We look forward to welcoming you to Beachwood Smiles!