For the millions of Americans dealing with tooth loss, dentistry finally has an answer that’s able to reliably and effectively recreate a natural tooth. With dental implants, the team at Sedalia Dental in Groveport can practically turn back the clock and make it seem like a patient’s teeth never went missing in the first place. Strong, natural-looking, and durable, nothing beats dental implants when it comes to bringing back Columbus smiles. To learn more about this treatment and what it could do for you, contact us today.
Why Choose Sedalia Dental for Dental Implants?
Highly-skilled & experienced team
98% success rate—able to last for 30 years or more
Every restoration custom-designed for each patient
Benefits of Dental Implants
Root to Crown: The reason dental implants are so special is that they are the only treatment that restores a tooth both above and below the gum line. A titanium “root” is placed into the jawbone that is used to support any number of replacement teeth. This makes them extremely stable, and they also don’t require support from the surrounding teeth like regular bridges and dentures.
Protects Against Bone Loss: When a tooth goes missing, the jawbone in the area naturally starts to shrink and change shape because it has lost the support of the underlying tooth root. Implants bring back this root, preserving the jawbone, which helps maintain the strength of the bite as well as the overall shape of the face.
Unmatched Function & Aesthetics: Implants are built just like real teeth, so they function just like real teeth as well, enabling a patient to chew and speak with complete confidence. And, they are usually topped with 100% porcelain restorations that can perfectly mimic the appearance of natural teeth. The end result is something that no one will notice is a prosthetic.
Superior Durability: With the proper care, a dental implant can easily last for 30 years or more.
Indications for Dental Implants
Our team can use dental implants to restore any number of missing teeth depending on a patient’s particular needs. Which type of restoration would be best for you? You can learn more about your options below:
Missing One Tooth
A single dental crown can be attached directly to an implant root using a small connector called an abutment. This new tooth will be able to stand on its own and won’t require the surrounding teeth to be altered to stay in place, unlike with a traditional bridge.
Missing Multiple Teeth
For patients missing multiple teeth in a row, instead of replacing each one with an individual implant, two implants can be positioned on either side of the gap to support a strong and reliable bridge. Compared to a regular bridge, implant bridges not only look better, but they are more secure and can be trusted to last longer as well.
Missing All of Your Teeth
Instead of having a denture just sit on the gums, we can secure it directly to the jawbone using multiple implants. This will give it a hold, security, and strength a typical removable prosthetic simply can’t match. Implant-dentures have also been shown to restore much more of a patient’s bite strength, helping them enjoy a wider variety of foods with ease.
Partnered with the Best
We are partnered with a network of oral surgeons and periodontists in the area who we rely on to place our patients’ implants. These specialists have literally placed thousands of implants over the years, and they help us ensure that our patients only receive the highest quality care at every step of the treatment process. Once a patient has had time to heal from placement, they’ll return to Sedalia Dental to receive their new teeth.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
As we’ve touched on, dental implants are able to help patients with varying degrees of tooth loss, and as a result, the price of the treatment can be quite different from patient to patient. Factors such as how many teeth a patient wants to be replaced, where they are located, and what kind of restoration is used can all influence the final price.
While implant restorations do tend to cost more than more traditional replacements, they are usually the best long-term choice for patients financially thanks to their longevity. Traditional bridges and dentures usually need to be completely redone every 5-10 years, multiplying their costs, while dental implants can be expected to last for 30 or more. As a result, implant patients are able to save thousands in periodic maintenance and retreatments, by comparison, not to mention hours spent in the dental chair.