Dental implants are the most advanced treatment for replacing missing teeth. Implants permanently replace a natural tooth by placing a small titanium post into the jaw under the gumline which is then used to support a tooth, bridge or denture. The post fuses with the bone, creating a custom-fitted tooth, bridge or denture secured to the implant, which holds them firmly in place.
When a tooth is lost, the jawbone beneath it begins to shrink (or atrophy) and becomes brittle from lack of use. Not only does losing a tooth affect your smile, it also changes the shape of your face, causing it to look sunken and prematurely aged. Losing one or more of your teeth:
According to the American Dental Association, more than 5.5 million implants are fulfilled annually by dentists in the U.S. Here’s why they’re so popular:
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care, implants should last a lifetime.
If your gums are healthy, you have enough bone to support an implant and if you’re in good general health, you’re considered an ideal candidate for a dental implant. To explore options for a dental implant, implant supported bridge or “never move dentures,” please call to schedule an exam and consultative appointment with our Beavercreek dental practice.
We are a full-service dental practice, located in Beavercreek just south of Kemp Road on N. Fairfield Road. Our facility features plenty of parking on either side of the building, including handicap accessible spots with easy access to the entrance. Our dental practice in Beavercreek provides expert urgent dental care as part of our general and restorative dentistry services, serving patients in Greene County and the surrounding areas of Bellbrook, Xenia, Centerville, Waynesville, West Carollton, and East Dayton Suburbs.
We are lucky to live in an age with many effective options for those with missing teeth. However, it's tempting to many patients to think that not replacing one missing tooth won't have adverse effects. Some risks may not be symptomatic until it's too late and the damage has been done.
Dr. Lauren and her staff are very polite, friendly, professional, and informative. They explain things and answer my questions better than any other dentist I’ve ever had. - Frank B.
Excellent DR. and Staff. Explains what they are doing and always willing and happy to answers any questions related to your health. - Sami H.
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