Getting Started With Dental Implants
When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are the most comprehensive option available today. Implants replace teeth above and beneath the gums, and become fully integrated with bone for exceptional stability. However, before you can enjoy the benefits it’s important to speak with a qualified implant dentist who can assess your candidacy.
The first step to find out if dental implants are right for you is a consultation with your dentist. This consultation will involve steps such as:
- Review of your medical history and oral health habits
- Conversation about your tooth replacement needs and aesthetic goals
- Evaluation of your gum health
- Examination of bone density in your jaw
- Discussion of treatment options, including possible number of dental implants, restoration options, and more
Next steps after the consultation will depend on the dentist’s background. Implant dentistry requires advanced knowledge and training, which means many general dentists have to refer patients to other local professionals. Dr. Tara and Dr. Gary Hardin, though, have completed additional training that makes it possible to perform the implant procedure entirely at our Cincinnati office, from placing the implants to fabricating the restoration to positioning it within your mouth.
We recognize that tooth replacement is a very personal matter. Our dentists will take all of the time necessary to answer your questions and discuss your concerns so you can make an educated decision about whether or not you want to continue with the procedure.
For more information about dental implants, please contact Hardin Advanced Dentistry or call (513) 398-4448 today. Dr. Tara and Dr. Gary welcome local patients from the Greater Cincinnati area as well as Dayton and Mason, as well as visitors from Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky.