A missing tooth is never an attractive quality. Besides the numerous dental problems that it can create, missing teeth can also have negative impacts on a person's self-confidence. One of the most attractive acts that a baby can do is smile and the power of a smile continues throughout a person's lifetime, regardless of how much we take it for granted. When you are missing a tooth, you can't help but feel self-conscious when you smile, which has serious negative repercussions on a person's quality of life.
In Cincinnati, Dr. Thomas K. Hedge has been helping people replace their missing teeth by providing dental implants. One of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures, dental implants is a safe and effective procedure in which the missing tooth is replaced by an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed directly into the jawbone. Once the dental implant has healed, Dr. Hedge is then able to attach a bridge or replacement tooth to the dental implant so that the patient is able to enjoy the look of a healthy set of teeth.
Although a dental implant is not an equal substitute for a tooth, it is the most effective tooth replacement device in recreating the look and feel of a natural tooth. Additionally, by obtaining a dental implant you will be making a preventative measure against further tooth loss.