Are you suffering with one or more missing teeth? An incomplete smile can compromise your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
Dr. Gregory P. Davis restores dental implants for patients in Cincinnati, West Chester, and surrounding communities. This milestone innovation in dentistry provides an exceptional anchor for dental restorations. If you would like to learn how this treatment can help you enjoy the benefits of a complete, dependable smile once again, contact our practice today to schedule an appointment.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone to support dental restorations. Placing an implant typically requires two surgeries, with about three to six months of healing time in between. Dr. Davis collaborates trusted oral surgeons who perform the necessary surgeries. He also uses some of the most sophisticated tools in modern dentistry to plan a safe and precise procedure. From the initial candidacy assessment to the placement of the final restoration, Dr. Davis quarterbacks the entire process to ensure that your surgery provides immediate and long-term benefits.
The best candidates for dental implants are non-smokers who have healthy gums and adequate bone mass in their jaws. Nicotine can inhibit the ability of your bones to heal, which is crucial to the success of a dental implant treatment. If you smoke, you should plan to cease the habit for a period leading up to surgery. Ideally, you should plan to stop smoking for good.
If you have waited a long time to address a missing tooth, the jaw bone may have begun to atrophy, or lose bone mass. In this case, a bone graft may be performed to restore bone mass needed to accommodate an implant.
Dental implants provide a wealth of benefits, especially for those who need dentures. Traditional dentures rest on the gums, held in place with a mild adhesive, but prone to shift when eating or speaking. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, are every bit as secure as a set of natural teeth. With dental implants, you can continue eating all the tough, sticky, and chewy foods you love, and you can smile and speak with complete confidence. Meanwhile, dental implants halt the loss of bone mass that occurs in the absence of tooth roots. This benefit is unique to dental implants, making them a true landmark in dentistry that is worth considering if you have suffered tooth loss. For the right candidates, dental implants are an excellent investment not only in oral health, but also quality of life.
Your teeth are an invaluable asset. If you have lost teeth, Dr. Davis can help you to once again experience the comfort and confidence of a complete, secure smile. If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, please contact our office today. During a consultation, Dr. Davis will conduct a detailed analysis of your smile to determine if dental implants are right for you.
Dr. Davis is especially good with kids. And his staff? Helpful, compassionate, and caring. They take care of business for you. Thumbs up. 10 on a scale of 5.