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Dental Implant FAQs – Clintonville, OH

Answering All of Your Dental Implant Questions

Dental implants have become one of the most popular ways to restore teeth because of their appearance and health benefits. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone to act as artificial tooth roots. Because titanium is biocompatible, it fuses to your jaw to create a strong and sturdy support for your dental restoration. At Creative Smiles, we know you may have queries about this process. That’s why we’ve included some frequently asked questions about dental implants to get you started! For any questions you have that aren’t answer below, please feel free to contact our office.

Are All Dental Implants the Same?

Animated X-Ray of dental implantThere are various types of dental implants in Clintonville. Dental implants differ based on the number of teeth that need to be replaced, the materials used, their size, and manufacturer. Dr. Eric Buck will recommend the best kind of implant for your specific smile to give you a healthy looking and feeling replacement. 

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Woman pointing to her smileThe cost of dental implants will range based on numerous factors. The location of replacement, the type of dental implants needed, and any necessary bone grafting are just some of the factors that contribute to the cost of this replacement. Additionally, there will be a cost for your dental restoration (false teeth like crowns, bridges, or dentures) that should be added to the price of your implants. The best way to get an estimate on the cost of your treatment is to contact us today for an expert consultation.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Man with thumbs up in dentist’s chairThe longevity of dental implants makes them an incredibly popular replacement. With routine oral healthcare and visits to our office, your dental implants can last for decades, or even the rest of your life.

Will the Dental Implant Procedure Hurt?

Most patients only feel a small amount of discomfort or swelling during the procedure. Placing something in your jaw may sound painful, but your bone doesn’t actually contain any pain-sensing nerves, making the surgery a comfortable procedure. The most discomfort you feel will be some soreness during the recovery process.

Can Dental Implants Help Me if I’m Unhappy with My Denture?

Yes! Dental implants are commonly used to secure and retain dentures. Not only can they keep your dentures from shifting around in your mouth, but they can actually minimize the threat of jawbone deterioration found with traditional dentures. Dr. Buck can strategically place 2 or 3 dental implants in your jaw to act has anchors for a more functional and comfortable denture.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Dental implants are always a great choice if you’re missing teeth because they will restore the look, function, and health back to your smile. Those who are candidates for implants have a strong jawbone to accommodate them, but even if you don’t, Dr. Buck can expertly perform bone grafts to prepare your jaw for implants. The only way to know for sure is to schedule an appointment, where he will give your mouth a careful examination to make sure dental implants are right for you.