When it comes to replacing missing teeth, nothing quite matches dental implants for comfort, stability, strength, and longevity. At the Worthington, OH dental office of Dr. Randall Nameth, we provide crowns that attach to your dental implants, working as part of a team of dedicated dental professionals to complete your surgical dental implant placement procedure.
Dental implants are designed to mimic your natural teeth. A dental crown is held in place by a titanium implant post that replaces the form and function of the lost tooth root. The titanium post that holds your dental implant restoration in place fuses to your jawbone, providing greater support and helping your jawbone stay healthy.
Dr. Nameth will help you determine if dental implants are the best tooth replacement option for you. A candidate for dental implants must have adequate amounts of jawbone to support the titanium posts. If dental implants will work for you, Dr. Nameth will help you find a Columbus area implant surgeon who is skilled in the placement of dental implants. This ensures your safety and the success of your implant placement. Following the implant placement procedure, you’ll need to allow three to six months for the implant to fuse with the jawbone. This fusion process is known as osseointegration and it is what makes dental implant restorations so effective.
Once that part of the process is complete, you return to Dr. Nameth’s dental office in Worthington to have the crown or crowns placed. Dental implants can be used to secure any number of missing teeth or a full denture or dental bridge, as well. This versatile tooth replacement solution creates long lasting, comfortable and natural looking restorations that allow patients to smile, chew, and speak with complete confidence.
You can plan on spending a bit more for dental implants initially than you would for other tooth replacement options. And the type of prep work performed before your implants are placed will also affect the final cost.
Over time, however, dental implants may end up costing less because of their longevity. With good oral hygiene at home and regular dental checkups, implants can last a lifetime. If you have dental insurance, be sure to check the details of your plan. Some offer coverage for a portion of the cost of the restoration, whether it is a crown, bridge or denture.
Ninety-eight percent dental implant surgeries are successful. Most patients tolerate the surgery well, heal beautifully and have a wonderful smile. However, patients that smoke or those with diabetes may have a more difficult time during the healing process. That’s why Dr. Nameth conducts a thorough examination of each patient’s oral health condition at the start.
If you’re considering dental implants or are interested in learning about all of the tooth replacement options available from Dr. Nameth for Columbus area patients, contact us for an appointment. During your dental implant consultation, we can discuss your oral health and help you determine whether or not dental implants are your best treatment option.