Dental Implants in New Philadelphia

 

Losing a tooth or teeth can impact every facet of your life, from how you feel about yourself to how well you can eat and speak. Dental implants can restore missing teeth and give you back a beautiful, functional smile that lasts decades.

When we refer to a tooth implant, we are usually talking about the complete replacement tooth, which has three distinct parts:

Dental Implant

This is a titanium post or screw surgically placed in the jawbone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The implant is biocompatible and fuses with the jawbone, creating a stable foundation for the visible portion of the replacement tooth.

Abutment

The abutment is a connector that permanently fastens the implant to the visible restoration. Most abutments are slender pins that slide into the implant but may also be a clasp or other form of fastener.

Restoration

The restoration is the visible portion of the replacement tooth or teeth. If you are getting a single tooth implant, the restoration will be a crown. If you need to replace multiple teeth, your restoration may be a full arch of teeth resembling a denture that fastens to four or more implants.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Implant teeth offer many advantages you won’t find with other tooth replacement options, such as dental bridges and dentures. Implants are the only solution for missing teeth that is considered permanent, with the implants lasting 30 years or more. The restorations can last 20 years or more and can be easily replaced without disturbing the implant embedded in the jawbone. Other advantages include:

  • Stimulation of the jawbone, which prevents deterioration of the surrounding bone (Did you know that you can lose up to 25% of your jawbone mass around a missing tooth in the first year?)
  • There is no need to worry about shifting, loose, or uncomfortable dentures or bridges.
  • You can eat all the foods you love without worrying about getting food debris caught beneath your dentures or bridgework.
  • Dental implants do not require alteration of the remaining teeth, unlike traditional bridges.
  • The implants integrate with the jawbone and last a lifetime for most patients.
  • Dental implants eliminate the sunken, prematurely aged appearance often seen in individuals wearing dentures.
  • Any remaining natural teeth are protected from shifting out of place by the implants.
  • The success rate of dental implants is over 95%.
  • Dental implants are easy to care for – you brush and floss them like natural teeth.
  • Dental implants and restorations look, function, and feel like natural teeth.

Dental Implant Placement

Dental implant placement takes place in stages. The first step is the surgical placement of the titanium screw or post in the jawbone. This may take anywhere from an hour to three hours, depending on how many implants are placed.

As the jawbone heals, it securely bonds with the implant, providing a secure base for the artificial tooth. Once the healing process is complete, an abutment is attached to the implant to anchor the replacement tooth or dental prosthetic securely.

Dental Implant Illustration

Dental Implant Options

Single Tooth Implant

If you are missing a single tooth, whether it was knocked out or succumbed to tooth decay, a single-tooth implant is the ideal solution. Dr. Taylor will surgically place a single implant in the jawbone. Later, a crown custom-matched to your remaining teeth is attached.

Bridge Dental Implants

For patients missing multiple adjacent teeth, a bridge supported by dental implants can be an excellent solution. The dental bridge is attached to two or more dental implants, eliminating the need to file down neighboring teeth to secure the bridge. The result is a permanent solution without damage to healthy teeth.

Full-Arch Dental Implants

Full-arch dental implants are a remarkable choice for anyone missing an entire set of teeth. A full arch of replacement teeth is anchored to multiple implants (usually between 4-8), providing stability and functionality similar to natural teeth.

Cost of Dental Implants

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on several factors, including the number of implants required, materials used, and additional procedures like bone grafting or imaging. Although they may have a higher initial cost than traditional options, their longevity and durability often make them a cost-effective choice in the long term.

Dr. Taylor reviews the cost of implants with you at your initial consultation, so there are no surprises. We accept cash, credit cards, and some forms of dental insurance. If you do not have coverage, CareCredit offers low and no-interest payment options and can be applied for through our office or on their website at CareCredit.com. If you have any questions regarding payment, our office staff are happy to help. Contact our office at Tuscarawas Oral Surgery And Implant Center Phone Number 330-364-8665 to learn more.

If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of dental implants and how they can transform your smile and your life, please contact Tuscarawas Oral Surgery & Implant Center at Tuscarawas Oral Surgery And Implant Center Phone Number 330-364-8665 to schedule a consultation.

“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.