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Are Dental Implants a Good Option to Replace Missing Front Teeth? By Stephen Dowell, DDS on December 20, 2021

The loss of any of your teeth can compromise your appearance and your dental function. If you are missing front teeth, however, it can make you feel especially self-conscious about your smile. Of course, you want the most realistic restorations to replace your missing teeth. Maybe you have heard that dental implants are a popular restorative dentistry choice, but you are wondering if they are suitable for missing front teeth. 

The good news is that dental implants for one or more missing front teeth can be a great option for qualified patients. At our Minerva, OH, practice, Dr. Stephen C. Dowell can determine your candidacy for treatment and provide remarkably lifelike restorations.

Am I a Candidate for Front Tooth Dental Implants?

Dental implants can replace a single front tooth or all of the teeth that show when you smile. Our patients from Minerva and surrounding areas can receive implants on the top dental arch, bottom dental arch, or both at the same time. Nonetheless, Dr. Dowell will consider your medical and dental health history before recommending implants. Some medical conditions, like bleeding disorders or poorly controlled diabetes, may disqualify you from treatment. 

The Advantages of Using Implants to Replace Incisors 

There are a number of reasons to consider dental implants to restore your missing front teeth:

  • Lifelike appearance: When you are missing front teeth, aesthetics are of particular concern. Implant-supported restorations are incredibly lifelike because they sit directly against the jawbone. Moreover, unlike removable bridges or dentures, they do not require clips or adhesives to stay in place. 
  • Less impact to your other teeth: A dental bridge is another common restoration for missing teeth. However, to place a bridge, Dr. Dowell will need to reshape your nearby teeth so that they can support the restoration. In contrast, dental implants will not affect any of your natural teeth. 
  • Greater dental functionality: Your front teeth do a lot on a day-to-day basis. Every time you bite into a sandwich or an apple, these incisors are doing most of the work. When you speak, your front teeth play a huge role in your ability to enunciate clearly. Unfortunately, removable dental restorations can slip out of place, making it difficult to perform these ordinary tasks. Dental implants, on the other hand, are permanently fixed in your mouth so you can eat and speak confidently.
  • Improved oral health: Dental implants replace your lost tooth roots, performing the same functions as natural roots. This means that implants not only support dental restorations. They also stimulate bone growth, prevent jawbone recession, and help guard against additional tooth loss. 

Contact Dowell Dental Group to Learn More

You do not have to suffer the embarrassment of missing teeth! Contact Dowell Dental Group today to learn more about dental implants and whether they are the right restorative treatment for you. You can reach us online or call us directly at (330) 868-5001. Dr. Dowell and his team provide cutting-edge restorative care to patients in Minerva, Carrollton, Dover, and the surrounding areas.


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