Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) April 03, 2015
Individuals in Cincinnati, OH who are seeking a periodontist can now visit Dr. Michael C. Toms without the need for a referral. He provides permanent tooth restoration through dental implants in Cincinnati. His patients no longer have to suffer the limited diet and discomfort caused by ill-fitting traditional dentures. A person can have one or more implants that imitate the function and look of natural teeth for a beautiful and healthy smile.
The loss of one or more teeth affect more than the aesthetic appearance of the mouth. The gums heal over the empty socket, but the jawbone experiences continuing effects. Tooth roots provide essential stimulation that promotes density, and bone loss begins right away when a tooth is missing. As the jaw crumbles and is absorbed into the system, surrounding teeth lose their foundation and will loosen and fall out. The shrinking jaw also changes the shape of the face and can cause some to feel self-conscious.
For centuries, people have opted to replace missing teeth with dentures. These rest against the gums and are often affixed with a paste. If there are still surrounding teeth, they may provide the support for a bridge or partial denture. Bone density is still a problem in either case, and the shifting bone changes the fit so that chafing and slipping become a problem. A person who suffers from loose dentures must often avoid crunchy, chewy or sticky foods. However, patients opting for dental implants in Cincinnati, OH get all the benefits of real teeth.
The post of an implant is formed from titanium, which is compatible with bone tissue and fuses firmly as it heals from its surgical placement. The process, called osseointegration, typically takes several weeks to complete. A temporary replacement may be placed for the duration of the healing so the patient does not have to go without teeth. Once healing is complete, permanent replacement teeth are affixed to the implants. To be successful, implants require the same good oral hygiene habits that are necessary for natural teeth.
There is no need to wait for a referral. Anyone in Cincinnati, OH who is interested in dental implants can call Dr. Toms today for an appointment. More information is available on his website.
About the Doctor
Dr. Michael C. Toms is a Board Certified periodontist offering personalized periodontal and dental implant care for patients in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Toms has 18 years of experience in private practice as a periodontist, and is certified by the American Board of Periodontology. He specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, and is an expert in the treatment of oral inflammation. Dr. Toms believes in continuing education and offers the latest in dental technology to ensure the best possible care for his patients. To learn more about Dr. Toms and the dental services he provides visit his website at http://www.yourhealthygums.com or call (513) 922-7300 to schedule an appointment.