Dental implants use a synthetic tooth root, and a beautifully crafted porcelain crown to replace a tooth that has been lost or extracted. Dental implants are a great method of tooth replacement because the synthetic tooth root is made out of a titanium alloy that will fuse with the jawbone just like a regular tooth root. While other tooth replacement techniques can restore the functionality of your mouth, not all of them can help your jaw remain healthy and strong.
When you lose a tooth, the jaw bone underneath can start to decay without anything to support it. This can affect the appearance of your face and make you look older and less healthy. With a tooth implant, your jawbone is supported by the synthetic tooth root and remains as strong and as cared for as it was before the tooth loss or extraction.
The dental implant procedure is simple:
- First your surgeon will make sure there is a clear space for the implant in the gum line.
- Once the gum line is prepped your surgeon will insert the tooth implant directly into the gum in the gap.
- Recovery time can take one to three months. After your gums have healed from the procedure, your dentist will attach a permanent beautiful, handcrafted porcelain crown to the abutment.
- Once the crown is in place you will be able to enjoy a full, confident smile again.
Dental implants are cared for with flossing and brushing just like your regular teeth. If you have problems with the implant it can be restored by a professional. We are excited to offer this option to patients who have lost their teeth.
To find out more about our dental implants or if you have questions about the dental implant procedure, please call us at our office with any questions or to set up an appointment. We are eager to help if you are in need of a tooth implant in the Dayton area, including Beavercreek and Centerville OH.