HAPPY NEW YEAR 2024: Missing Teeth Aren’t Just Cosmetics!

Happy New Year! It’s a great time to think about our health and make resolutions to improve our wellbeing. One of the resolutions that many people make is to take better care of their oral health. If you’re considering a dental implant placement, now is a great time to make it a resolution and take the first steps towards achieving a healthy and functional smile.

We at Tuscarawas Oral Surgery and Implant Center are here to help you to take that first step!


  • A dental implant is a titanium screw that is surgically placed directly into the jawbone. This titanium screw mimics a natural tooth root and works to stimulate the jawbone. Dental implants are a method of tooth replacement that involves the fusion of the implant to the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. The implant is then connected to a natural-looking prosthetic tooth with the help of an abutment. The result is the strongest and most stable solution for missing teeth.
  • The parts that compose a dental implant are what makes them such a restorative tooth replacement option. A dental implant is composed of:

-Dental implant post

-An abutment

-A prosthesis (tooth crown)

When it comes to strength and support, a dental implant is unmatched as a tooth replacement option. Because it is fused to the jawbone, an implant has a much more similar level of stability to a natural tooth.


  • When you lose an adult tooth, the jawbone begins receding immediately. Your natural teeth’s roots are part of the jawbone. When missing, the alveolar bone, which anchors the teeth in the mouth, stops receiving stimulation that the roots supply through chewing and biting.
  • Dental implants look and feel like the rest of your natural teeth, restoring the smile and chewing ability you once had. Implants allow you to resume eating all the foods with your natural teeth and are cleaned and cared for in the same way. No daily removal.


  • STABILITY– Dental implants are a very stable tooth replacement option. A dental implant provides optimal stability by fusing to the jawbone. No daily removal.
  • TIME TESTED TECHNOLOGY– Dental implants have been around for decades and have provided many people with the ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. The success rate of dental implants is extraordinarily favorable, and many patients can expect to keep their new teeth for a lifetime.
  • COMFORT– Dental implants are more comfortable than other artificial teeth. The custom fit of a dental implant helps to replicate the feeling of natural teeth. An implant also helps the jawbone to maintain strength and flexibility. Many patients who have lost their teeth report that dental implants feel more comfortable than other types of tooth replacement options.
  • CONFIDENCE-Smile with confidence. Dental implants provide you with a sense of security and peace of mind knowing that your smile will always look its best. Dental implants help you to live life with your best smile, knowing they can last a lifetime.


Overall, the recovery process after receiving a dental implant is fairly predictable and comfortable. It is typically manageable with over-the-counter pain medications.

It is extremely important to keep your mouth clean after surgery, which can be done by rinsing your mouth gently with antibacterial mouth rinse beginning the day after surgery. You may begin brushing your teeth the night after the surgery, but make sure to keep it light and gentle around the surgery area as to not disrupt the healing in that area. A clean wound will heal better!

It is important to follow the instructions that we give you at Tuscarawas Oral Surgery and Implant Center, and to always remember that if you have any questions or concerns regarding a procedure or following your surgery, you can always give us a call at Tuscarawas Oral Surgery And Implant Center Phone Number 330-364-8665.


Dental implants are durable and last upwards of 25 years, or a lifetime if they are cared for properly. Implants are built out of Titanium and provide patients with a permanent solution for missing teeth. Caring for dental implants is like caring for natural teeth.

Choosing the best restorative option is a big decision. Dr. Taylor and our team are here to help. Our consultation process will answer all of your questions, and we will discuss what option may work best for you. We want our patients to be proud of their smile, and our team works to give patients the highest level of care.


We look forward to meeting you in the new year 2024! Because a time has been reserved specially to meet your needs, we thank you in advance for honoring your appointment. If you have any questions for us prior to this time, please don’t hesitate to call. Again, thank you for choosing our office for your oral surgery needs. We look forward to serving you and your family for many years to come.

Call us TODAY at Tuscarawas Oral Surgery And Implant Center Phone Number 330-364-8665 or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.

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