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The loss of a tooth can be a devastating event in your life. Whether it’s the result of an accident or neglect, the impact is the same; your confidence suffers because you have lost a part of you that you assumed you’d have for a long time.

Beyond that, though, tooth loss also significantly your ability to eat, speak, and smile comfortably. You find yourself skipping nutritious foods like fresh veggies for foods that aren’t as healthy but easier to chew.

But the dental implants dentist in Troy offers many options for replacing missing teeth and regaining functionality. From partial dentures to full dental implants, we can restore your smile and your life.

Dental Bridges

A bridge is a prosthetic that is designed to fill the space left by a missing tooth. An artificial tooth is suspended on either side by crowns that we attach to adjacent teeth. A bridge will restore function and conceal the empty space.

Full or Partial Dentures

Partial dentures continue to be a reliable tooth replacement option that works well for many people. We recommend partials in cases where several or all teeth are missing, and they are designed to fit in and around existing teeth.

Full dentures are recommended when most or all teeth are missing. Today we design natural-looking dentures that fit comfortably and restore much of the function lost with missing teeth.

Dental Implants

If you’re looking for the replacement that looks, feels, and functions the most like a natural tooth, dental implants may be the perfect option. Implants are rooted in your jaw, so they offer stability and can be used for any of the above replacement methods. We can also use implants as a stand-alone tooth replacement when restored with a dental crown.

Call the Dental Implants Dentist in Troy

Dr. Mark Bentley has extensive experience in restoring dental implants with beautiful, functional restorations. If you are concerned about missing teeth, please call our Troy, OH dental office to arrange a consultation.

The loss of a tooth can be a devastating event in your life. Whether it’s the result of an accident or neglect, the impact is the same; your confidence suffers because you have lost a part of you that you assumed you’d have for a long time.

Beyond that, though, tooth loss also significantly your ability to eat, speak, and smile comfortably. You find yourself skipping nutritious foods like fresh veggies for foods that aren’t as healthy but easier to chew.

But the dental implants dentist in Troy offers many options for replacing missing teeth and regaining functionality. From partial dentures to full dental implants, we can restore your smile and your life.

Dental Bridges

A bridge is a prosthetic that is designed to fill the space left by a missing tooth. An artificial tooth is suspended on either side by crowns that we attach to adjacent teeth. A bridge will restore function and conceal the empty space.


Full or Partial Dentures

Partial dentures continue to be a reliable tooth replacement option that works well for many people. We recommend partials in cases where several or all teeth are missing, and they are designed to fit in and around existing teeth.

Full dentures are recommended when most or all teeth are missing. Today we design natural-looking dentures that fit comfortably and restore much of the function lost with missing teeth.

Dental Implants

If you’re looking for the replacement that looks, feels, and functions the most like a natural tooth, dental implants may be the perfect option. Implants are rooted in your jaw, so they offer stability and can be used for any of the above replacement methods. We can also use implants as a stand-alone tooth replacement when restored with a dental crown.

Call the Dental Implants Dentist in Troy 

Dr. Mark Bentley has extensive experience in restoring dental implants with beautiful, functional restorations. If you are concerned about missing teeth, please call our Troy, OH dental office to arrange a consultation.


Periodontal disease is a progressive condition where the gum tissue surrounding the teeth becomes infected. Bacteria grow above and below the gum line, eventually causing the gum tissue to separate from teeth.

It is a disease that is far too common, and patients of the family dentist in Troy, OH are often surprised to find there are other serious physical complications associated with the disease.

Periodontal disease, heart disease, and stroke may seem to be completely unrelated, but research has shown that people suffering from gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from coronary heart disease. Researchers have also found that oral infection is a risk factor for stroke.  

Heart Disease and Stroke

Research has further proven that the presence of periodontal disease can aggravate existing heart conditions. Several theories attempt to explain the link between heart disease, stroke and periodontal disease, some of which are:

Oral bacteria affect the heart - There are many different strains of periodontal bacteria. Some of these strains of bacteria can enter the bloodstream and attach to the fatty plaques in the coronary arteries. This buildup contributes to clot formation, putting the individual at higher risk.
Weakened immune system - Individuals who have high levels of oral bacteria may also have weaker immune systems. This may set off a chain of events that have been shown to contribute to the onset of certain forms of heart disease.

Diagnosing Gum Disease

Since periodontal disease appears to be a risk factor for both heart attack and stroke, it is essential to seek immediate treatment. Your family dentist will conduct a thorough examination to assess the exact condition of the teeth, gums, and jawbone.  

Treating Gum Disease

Mild gum disease, or gingivitis, can usually be treated with a thorough professional cleaning and improved oral hygiene habits. Periodontitis, the severe form of gum disease may require a deep cleaning treatment, antibiotics, and increased frequency of cleanings in the future.

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Don't put your oral and general health at risk. Call the family dentist in Troy, OH today to arrange an appointment to make sure you're protected.


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