Dental Implants – Clintonville, OH
Achieve a Strong Bite and More Natural Smile
If you’ve looked at other tooth replacement options, you may have noticed that they only sit on top of the gums. That means they don’t address many of the functional issues that develop after teeth are lost. In contrast, dental implants are designed to reach deeper and connect directly to bone tissue, not simply rest above it. Dr. Eric Buck works with a local specialist to have your implants placed. Afterwards, you’ll come back to his office to have it restored with a fully-customized implant restoration.
Are you ready for a new kind of tooth replacement solution? Contact his office today to schedule your implant consultation!
Benefits of Dental Implants
When it comes to tooth replacement, no other solution compares to dental implants. Because they are designed to integrate directly with your bone tissue, you get a restoration that not only stands the test of time, but can withstand the same biting force you had prior to your tooth loss. That means your biting force will dramatically improve, your jaw will maintain its shape, your face will look more youthful and your smile will look more natural. This is in large part due to bone stimulation and blood flow being maintained to your facial structures.
Additionally, dental implants are notorious for having a very high success rate, averaging as high as 98 percent over a 10-year period. However, patients often report their dental implants lasting as long as 25 years and longer thanks to the implant’s durable titanium post. With dental implants, you don’t have to wear down existing teeth to fit a bridge, nor worry about what foods you can eat.
Indications for Dental Implants
One of the most notable aspects of dental implants is their versatility, especially for those missing more than one tooth. By pairing them with more traditional methods, we can more effectively rebuild your smile and provide better long-term solutions.
Missing Single Tooth
If you’re missing one tooth, a single implant and implant-retained crown is sufficient to restore your oral functions. The crown is made entirely from porcelain, ensuring that you maintain your natural appearance.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Those missing multiple consecutive teeth who don’t want to wear a partial denture can use implants to hold a restoration. Instead of buffing down existing teeth to fit a bridge, two dental implants are placed in your jaw, while a bridge consisting of three to four teeth rests on top.
Missing All Teeth
If you’re missing all your teeth, regardless of which arch, implant-retained dentures can be created to snap onto four to six strategically-placed implants. This denture can be made to be fixed or removable, depending on your preference.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
When it comes to complex treatments like this, it’s difficult to give a flat rate for dental implants. They are rarely the same price for every patient, especially if they are missing multiple teeth. Furthermore, those who have experienced bone resorption will likely need to undergo bone grafting or other preparatory procedures to become eligible for dental implants. With that said, dental implants are considered to be a long-term investment. Compared to bridges and dentures, they are still touted as the most cost-effective solution to tooth loss due to their longevity, durability and function.