Dental Implants Columbus, OH
Dental implants are restoration artificial teeth that are held securely in place with titanium posts that are surgically placed in your jawbone. The artificial crown tooth is attached to the post with an abutment or extension. Dental implants allow you to restore your smile with a solution that allows you to bite and chew normally. Dental implants also help to maintain the integrity of your jawbone density and save your jawbone from atrophying. This will also preserve your facial structure.
At East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry, our entire team loves helping you develop optimal oral health as well as a functional and healthy smile. Our team uses forward thinking treatments and state-of-the-art technology, to ensure the most comfortable treatment for you. Our practice focuses on delivering personal care and developing individual treatment plans based on your unique needs. We emphasize preventive care and patient education because we want you to understand why it is important to keep your mouth healthy and how to do it. We are located at 5180 E. Main St., Suite A, Columbus, OH, 43213. Please call us today at 614-864-2561 to establish an appointment for an evaluation of the benefits of dental implants for you.
Dental implants are a procedure when East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry surgically places titanium posts below the gum-line. We add to that new root a replacement tooth or restoration. Dental implants have made significant strides over the past few decades, but there are still a few patients faced with missing teeth for whom this may not be the best option based on their oral health.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
- Improved Aesthetics: Dental implants will restore the appearance of your healthy smile as well as your jawline and prevent any changes in the shape of your face that can develop due to missing teeth.
- Structural Integrity: By filling gaps, dental implants not only preserve the integrity of the original jawbone, but they also significantly reduce the likelihood of infections developing.
- An Upgrade from Dentures: Because they are secured to your jawbone, dental implants will not have to be removed, like dentures, which will improve your ability to chew your favorite foods and speak comfortably.
- Oral Health: Patients who have dental implants placed often claim an improved ability and likelihood to brush and floss regularly, which results in improved overall oral health.
The Cost of Your Dental Implants
The cost of your dental implants will vary depending on your individual needs and your treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your treatment and each of your available payment options before we begin, so that you can make the best choice for your situation.
Dental Implant Procedure
It usually takes several visits and a few months to complete the dental implant process. The process will begin with an evaluation by East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry, who will determine if dental implants are the best option for you. We will focus primarily on evaluating what type of damage or decay your teeth are in and which teeth might need to be extracted. After this has been determined, our team will then perform an examination of your jawbone to ensure that the bone density and structural integrity are strong enough to support an implant.
If your jawbone is not strong enough, you may need to undergo a dental bone graft. Bone grafting has a high success rate and allows for a dental implant to be placed by providing sufficient bone mass for the post.
If you are a viable candidate for this procedure, the next step after any extractions, and cleaning the area, will be to surgically place the titanium post into your jawbone. Titanium is preferred because it is one of the few metals that naturally integrates with the bone. Once the post has had time to integrate with the bone, which takes a few months, we will make an appointment for the placement of the abutment or extension on to the post and then the final artificial crown. There are some cases where the tooth can be extracted, and the tooth placed on the same visit.
Dental Implant Aftercare
Following your dental implant procedure, the initial healing process can take a few weeks, so it is important to stick to a diet of soft foods, before gradually introducing harder foods into your diet. As any discomfort begins to subside, you can gradually return to your normal eating habits.
Once you have completely recovered, the most important thing is to continue to practice good oral hygiene habits and take good care of your dental implants. Maintaining these good oral hygiene habits is essential to prevent additional disease from developing. Be sure to clean your implants if they are removable, and to brush twice daily and for at least two minutes each time you brush. Also maintain regular flossing habits and consider investing in antimicrobial mouth rinses.
Along with these important at-home care practices, it is also essential that you compliment your work by continuing to schedule regular visits with East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry. Visiting our team twice a year will allow us to perform professional cleanings and monitor the overall state of your oral health, identifying issues before they develop.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
Dr. Levy and the staff are wonderful, friendly, caring people. They make you feel calm during what can be a very stressful time. I had a deep cleaning & extraction yesterday and it was painless and quick. I was in and out in just a little over an hour. I received instructions for my aftercare along with the items needed to take care of my mouth. I feel wonderful today, no pain and eating normally. If you have anxiety about visiting the dentist, come see Dr. Levy and staff, they will put you at ease and take good care of you!
- Christi L
Everyone made me feel so welcomed even though I was nervous, Dr. Levy was great and informative made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend this office to anyone.
- Dee H.
Affordable Payment Plans
Your smile is an invaluable asset, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care when you need it. East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We will work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your needs and your budget.
Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage.
A Mission Statement YOU can Trust for High Quality Periodontal Care
The entire team at East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry is focused on providing you with excellence in periodontal and implant care in a concerned, caring, gentle, friendly, and relaxed environment.
Our philosophy of care is multidisciplinary, to create partnerships with your general dentist as well as other dental specialists and provide you with the most comprehensive treatment planning and care that is available today.
Our team believes that communication is crucial for both you and us, both in written documentation and verbal communication. Value-based decisions are at the cornerstone of our personalized treatment for you. We are located at 5180 E. Main St., Suite A, Columbus, OH, 43213. Please call us today at 614-864-2561 to establish an appointment that works for your schedule.