Options for Tooth Replacement in Toledo, OH

June 9, 2016

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tooth replacementIf you are one of the millions of American adults who are missing teeth, then you know the consequences can mean difficulty chewing and speaking. But did you also know that there could be ramifications to your general health, too? Having missing teeth puts you at greater risk for developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even some forms of cancer. Thus, the need to replace missing teeth is imperative. At Dental Group West, our dentists and their team offer a number of excellent choices for tooth replacement. Whether you choose a dental bridge, a partial and dentures or dental implants in Toledo, OH, you can be sure your smile will function well and look natural.


Dental Implants in Toledo, OH

April 21, 2015

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: , , , , — dr_thomas @ 8:28 pm

Thousands of Americans lose their teeth every year. Whether it’s due to tooth decay, facial trauma, or injuries to the mouth, people are subject to tooth loss. A missing tooth can cause pain and frustration, and can lead to embarrassment. Although it may seem like an annoyance and an aesthetic blemish at first, a missing tooth can lead to more serious problems over time if left untreated. Dental Group West, located near Sylvania, Ohio, offers comprehensive tooth replacements in the form of fixed (not removable)  dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

166637352The team of doctors and their support staff at Dental Group West are passionate about providing bright, life like, healthy smiles to every patient who desires this service. We want to ensure that everyone receives the best treatment possible, which is why our office is equipped with the latest dental technology and our staff is current with the latest dental trends. We know that a missing tooth is no laughing matter, which is why we can provide a dental implant solution to effectively restore function and form to your mouth. Implants can last a lifetime, if cared for properly, and can support very natural looking teeth.  It is literally like growing a new, free standing tooth.

What is the Procedure?

When you arrive for your initial comprehensive examination appointment at our Toledo, OH location, we will take the time to assess the environment in your mouth, especially the place or places an implant would potentially work.  If an implant is feasible, the process begins.  Implants consist of three parts; the implant body, placed in the jaw bone, and the abutment head and crown, placed above the gum line.  We entrust the placement of the implant as well as any grafting necessary to our oral surgeon partners whom we’ve worked with for over twenty years.  Once healing is finished, we restore the top of the implant.

Receive the Treatment You Need.

Are you ready to restore your smile? Contact our office today and schedule an appointment with our friendly, attentive staff. We want to help every patient achieve the smile of his or her dreams. We are happy to serve the residents of Toledo, Ohio and the surrounding suburbs.

Choosing Between Dental Implants and Dental Bridges

October 10, 2014

122421420A missing tooth can cause you to miss out on enjoying your life. It can affect your willingness to laugh and smile or eat the foods you love. To replace a missing tooth permanently, you have two basic choices, either a dental bridge or a dental implant. It’s important to get all of the facts before you make such a big decision as permanently replacing a missing tooth. A missing tooth should be replaced to protect your other teeth from moving, and to preserve your bone and jaw structures.The dentists at Dental Group West want to help you restore your smile in the least painful manner possible. Contact their Toledo office today to set up a Sedation Dentistry appointment to replace your missing tooth and restore your smile.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a frame with two attached dental crowns and a replacement tooth (pontic) in the middle. The crowns are fitted over the adjacent teeth of the missing tooth. To fit the crowns, the adjacent teeth must be shaved down and the pontic is positioned in the gap over the gums. Besides adversely affecting the adjacent teeth, dental bridges do not replace the missing tooth root which could lead to misalignment among the surrounding teeth and in the jaw bone.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium rods that can be surgically inserted into the jaw to replace the root of the missing tooth. Once the rod is placed, a synthetic but realistic looking prosthetic tooth is attached. During the healing process the jawbone will grow around the implant, cementing it in place. The implant can completely replace the natural tooth in both form and function. Dental implants are more expensive than dental crowns, but are the more natural looking and feeling alternative.

Dental Group West Restorative Implants and Bridges in Toledo, Ohio

Whichever method of tooth replacement you choose, it’s important to go to a dentist that can not only perform the dental work needed, but employs a caring and comfortable approach. The dentists at Dental Group West can help you restore your smile using Sedation Dentistry techniques, which can eliminate the pain and anxiety of restorative procedures. Dr. Thomas, Dr. Poole and Dr. Weisenburger proudly serve patients throughout Toledo, OH, Bowling Green, Sylvania, Oregon, Perrysburg and the surrounding communities.

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