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Posts for: August, 2012

SmileIf you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, it is important to receive a dental solution that will restore your smile as close to your natural teeth as possible.  Dr. Douglas Goff, prosthodontist and dentist in Columbus, is available to offer you aesthetic and restorative dentistry.  With dental implants, your missing teeth can be replaced with permanent implants that look, feel and perform just like natural teeth. 

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. The procedure is a multi-step process that involves placing metal anchors into the bone of the jaw, allowing the anchor and bone to fuse, placing an extension in the anchor, and fixing a prosthetic tooth or crown on the extension.

Benefits of Dental Implants from Douglas Goff, D.D.S - Adult Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry:

Not long ago, dentures were the only restorative dental treatment available for replacing natural teeth, but unlike dental implants, offered no stability or permanence. Since implants are securely attached, you gain confidence to eat what you like, the ability to speak clearly and freedom from embarrassment. Other benefits of utilizing dental implants to replace missing teeth include:

  • Improved Appearance: Dental implants look and feel just like your own teeth
  • Improved Comfort: Implants are securely anchored, so there is no slipping as there is with dentures. This eliminates some of the key inconveniences of dentures, including poor fit, gum irritation, and pain.
  • Improved Health: Dental implants can help prevent deterioration of the jawbone caused by loss of teeth, so your face retains its natural shape. 
  • Durability: Implants are strong and can last a lifetime with proper care.
  • Convenience: Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent, eliminating the inconvenience of removing your dentures. With implants, you can brush and care for your teeth just as you would your natural teeth. 

Are you a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants may be an ideal solution for restoring your natural smile when teeth are missing.  It is important to have healthy gums and adequate bone in order to support the implant.  You must also be committed to good oral hygiene, including exceptional brushing, flossing and regular visits to Dr. Douglas Goff’s office in Columbus, OH.

Whether you experienced tooth loss due to decay, years of wear and tear, or serious trauma, dental implants can help you get your smile back. No other restorative procedure replaces the entire missing tooth and preserves bone like dental implants. If you’re missing teeth, don’t just settle—improve your health and quality of life with dental implants. Visit Dr. Douglas at his Columbus, OH office to find out if dental implants are an appropriate solution for replacing your missing teeth.