At Strongsville Smile Keepers, Dr. Matt Gaebelein and his team in Strongsville, Ohio, provide ways for patients to replace missing teeth. Whether you are missing one, several, or all of your teeth in the dental arch, we have a solution for you! At our practice, we are pleased to help you choose the most appropriate solution for your needs. Sometimes, our team may suggest dental implants, especially for those looking for full mouth restoration.
Dr. Matt Gaebelein and his team describe a dental implant as a dental restoration that replaces the lost tooth root and provides a foundation for a restoration based on the number of missing teeth. A single tooth can be replaced with one dental implant, which is a titanium post. Over the implant will be an abutment that connects it to the dental crown. One or more teeth may be replaced with a dental bridge that uses an implant on one or both sides of the gap to support it. Alternatively, patients who have full arch tooth loss may want to ask about the benefits of using several dental implants to hold a full denture, known as an “implant-retained denture,” to restore the smile in the most effective and stable manner.
Also known as overdentures, full-mouth dental implants use four to six dental implants along the arch to stabilize a conservative set of dentures made from high-quality acrylics. Instead of using natural suction or denture adhesives to hold them in place, we recommend using implants for the best possible strength. Patients will no longer have to worry about their dentures shifting or irritating the gums. Using full-mouth dental implants, patients can enjoy all their favorite foods without worry, allowing them to restore their quality of life and confidence with a quality restoration from Strongsville Smile Keepers!
Implant-retained dentures are not for everyone. To be considered an appropriate candidate for this restorative process, patients need a full examination. This includes dental X-rays, which are used in evaluating the health of the remaining teeth and natural jawbone. If the bone is not dense enough to support a dental implant, alternative options might be discussed. Patients serious about using dental implants to retain their dentures may want to ask about additional procedures that can prepare the area, such as bone grafting, to allow for implants in the future.
Replacing missing teeth to restore beauty, function, and health to the smile is essential to one’s oral health and wellness–as well as confidence!
Patients in and around Strongsville, Ohio, seeking a dentist who provides full-mouth dental implants and other restorative services can educate themselves further on their options by speaking to Dr. Matt Gaebelein of Strongsville Smile Keepers.
With over 25 years of dedicated experience in dentistry, Dr. Matt Gaebelein is the CEO, leader, and
distinguished clinician at Strongsville Smile Keepers. A graduate of The Ohio State University
of Dentistry and a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, Dr. Gaebelein's commitment to excellence
manifest in his passion for dentistry and unwavering dedication to providing top-tier dental care.
As a Senior Master Provider in Fastbraces Orthodontic Technology, Dr. Gaebelein has transformed the smiles of countless children and adults, earning him the prestigious Teledyne Hanau Award for his excellence in prosthodontics. Dr. Gaebelein's commitment to ongoing education is showcased through his fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry, a distinction achieved by only 6% of dentists in the US and Canada.
His warm, friendly demeanor and extensive experience create a welcoming environment at Strongsville Smile Keepers. You can rest assured that Dr. Gaebelein and his team will provide exceptional dental care, treating you like family and prioritizing your oral health needs.