Tooth loss can happen to anyone at any time. In fact, statistics show that 69 percent of adults have lost at least one tooth. When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, one solution stands out above the rest: dental implants. A merger of modern medical science and restorative dentistry, dental implants allow patients with healthy bone structure to permanently replace missing teeth. Dr. John R. Striebel performs all aspects of the dental implants procedure at his Miamisburg, OH, practice. If you have suffered from tooth loss and would like to restore your smile with the finest treatment, please contact our office to make an appointment.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant consists of a titanium anchor and a natural-looking crown, bridge, or denture. Titanium has been used for decades in the medical field, because of its unique ability to interact with bone tissue. The bone grows around the titanium, just as though it was a naturally occurring tissue in the body. Dr. Striebel places the implant into the jawbone, and once it has fully integrated, he attaches the replacement tooth atop it. Think of the implant as the tooth root, and the restoration as the tooth.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
Dental implants are backed by over 30 years of research, and they have maintained a 98 percent success rate. However, dental implants are not right for every situation. Dr. Striebel will carefully examine your medical history and your oral health to determine your candidacy.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution. They are anchored in the jawbone, so neighboring teeth don’t strain to support them, as is the case with bridges. Also, dental implants curb bone loss, so they promote a well-fitting denture if elected as a retaining method. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime.
We’re Here to Make You Smile!
Contact us today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Striebel. From our conveniently located dental office, we serve patients from Miamisburg, Springboro, Centerville, West Carrollton, and Miami Township. We look forward to making you smile!