We often hear questions from our Columbus, Ohio patients looking for more information about dental implants. We answer some of those questions below.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth or dentures. They are substitute tooth roots or root replacements and are used for upper and lower teeth. They are placed within the bone and heal over a period of months to which then a crown is made and attached. After the implant is placed, a period of time (usually 2-4 months) is required for it to fuse to the surrounding tissue and become anchored. A customized crown is then fabricated and attached to the implant. Dental implants provide the same function and support as natural teeth and are much stronger.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
We believe that dental implants are one of the best investments you can make. A dental implant is not like a car. From the day you buy a car, it only loses value. But if a dental implant is placed by the right periodontist, in 40 years it will have the same value as the day you place it. We see that value as an investment in your health. It will improve your health by giving you a tooth that allows you to chew food to the level you need to get nutrients out of it in your intestines. The return on your investment is priceless! With dental implants, the price is what you pay but the value is what you get – improved health.
Are Dental Implants The Right Choice For Me?
Most people will be able to get dental implants. However, in order to be considered a good candidate, you must be in good oral and general health. If you have gum disease, then you will need to get that condition treated before you get dental implants. It is best to contact a periodontist to discuss your individual situation.
How Do You Maintain Dental Implants?
You should maintain dental implants the same way that you would maintain your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing and trips to the dentist will help you maintain your dental implants. If dental implants are cared for properly, then they can last a lifetime.
Why Should I Consider Dental Implants?
It is our goal to make every dental patient smile with confidence. We have seen dental implants improve the self-esteem of patients because they are finally able to feel good about their smile. Our patients overall quality of life also improves because they are able to chew and eat the foods they enjoy. Making the decision to get dental implants can be a truly life-changing experience!