Marysville Dental Implants
There’s no such thing as a one size fits all solution to dentistry, but when it comes to tooth replacement, there is only one treatment option that restores the entire dental structure, including both the roots and the biting surface of teeth. The Darby Creek Dental team offers patients in Plain City and surrounding areas dental implant supported tooth replacement for superior whole tooth restoration. Tooth roots provide support and stability for teeth, anchoring them to the jaw. Additionally, the root structure stimulates jawbone and gum tissue density that supports facial shape and volume. Contact our Marysville team to find out if dental implant tooth replacement is right for you.
Dental Implant Restoration
The dental implant process is completed in two phases: implantation and restoration. During the implantation portion of treatment, we work in partnership with a local oral surgeon who surgically places titanium implant posts into the gum line. Following the placement of dental implants, patients need to wait three to six months to receive their final restoration. During this time, the implant post fuses with the supportive alveolar bone in a process known as osseointegration. Once this process is completed, the dental implant is securely positioned to provide adequate support for a dental restoration. At this point, patients return to our office where we’ll affix their restoration. Dental implants are versatile enough to replace any number of missing teeth from a single tooth dental crown to a full arch denture. Depending on the type and position of the restoration, we may be able to offer removable or fixed attachments based on the patient’s preference.
Implant Retained Dentures
For fully edentulous (without teeth) patients, implant supported dentures offer a sturdier alternative to traditional, removable dentures. Our team offers a number of styles and types of implant supported dentures, including removable and fixed dentures composed of a row of teeth set into a gum colored base or a series of three to four tooth bridges supported by implants for a more natural look and feel. Benefits of implant-retained dentures, especially when compared with traditional removable dentures, include:
- Restores chewing ability up to 70%, compared with 10 to 25% for traditional dentures. This allows patients to eat a wide variety of more nutritious foods
- Improves overall oral health by stimulating the jawbone and supporting gum tissue volume, as well as facial shape
- More natural looking and feeling than removable dentures for superior comfort and self-confidence
- Less likely to cause sores, bruises, or other damage to the gums
- Provides long lasting results, retaining their shape for ten or more years