Dental Implants in Doylestown, OH
If you have ever lost a tooth, you know that it can take a significant toll on your self-esteem. Not only is there a noticeable gap in your smile, but you may also have trouble eating comfortably – even speaking clearly can be a challenge.
We understand your concerns and want to help restore your beautiful smile as soon as possible. Our goal is to work with you to find a healthy solution that restores function and appearance. At Doylestown Dental, we offer dental implants, a state-of-the-art tooth replacement method that does both.
How a Dental Implant Works
A dental implant is a small titanium replacement root that is biocompatible – meaning that is is readily accepted by the body. During a straightforward procedure at our office, Dr. Maryann surgically places the implant in your jaw. As it heals, the implant bonds securely with bone and tissue in the jaw in a process called osseointegration.
It takes several months for the implant to heal, but during this time, Dr. Maryann will monitor your progress carefully. When the implant has healed and integrated fully with surrounding tissue and bone, she attaches the abutment, a small connector piece that secures your restoration to the implant.
The restoration is the functional part of your tooth that is visible when you smile and allows you to eat and speak comfortably again. Before your procedure, we will talk to you about your options to complete your smile, which may include a crown, bridge, or denture.
Reasons to Choose a Dental Implant
In addition to holding your teeth in place, the roots of your teeth also stimulate the growth of healthy bone in your jaw.
When you lose a tooth and the root is lost, this process stops, and the bone starts to reabsorb back into the body. As the bone shrinks, your gums recede and your face takes on a sunken appearance. The presence of a dental implant, however, continues to stimulate healthy bone growth, which eliminates these problems.
There are many other benefits to choosing a dental implant for tooth replacement:
- Improved self-confidence
- Improved esthetics
- Restored oral functions
- Secure foundation for replacement teeth
- Improved comfort when speaking and eating
- Easy maintenance
Your dental implant becomes a permanent part of your anatomy, and the restoration attached to it will not decay. However, you must take proper care of your gums with proper oral hygiene and routine dental visits to avoid periodontal disease, one of the primary reasons implants fail.
Please Call to Learn More about Dental Implants
Even though dental implants have been used for over 40 years, many people are still unaware of their benefits. If you’re dealing with tooth loss and would like to see whether you are a good candidate for an implant, please call our Doylestown, OH dental office. We will be happy to arrange a convenient consultation with Dr. Maryann to discuss your needs.