Dental Implants — Fairfield, OH
Restore Your Smile with Modern Solutions
Did you know that if you’re missing one or more teeth, you’re likely to lose more teeth? When one tooth goes missing, the jawbone begins to deteriorate, creating a weaker and less stable foundation for nearby teeth. Eventually, you may become one of the 40 million Americans who have no natural teeth left. Thankfully, traditional restorations like dental bridges and dentures aren’t your only option anymore. Dr. Andrew Dine, DDS can use dental implants to restore your smile with modern solutions that look and feel just like natural teeth. If you’re missing some of your pearly whites or wish you had a more reliable solution to replace them, give our dental office a call to discuss dental implants in Fairfield, OH!
Why Choose Dr. Andrew Dine, DDS For Dental Implants?
- Beautifully Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth for Life
- Partnered with Top Implant Dentists in Fairfield
- In-Office Membership Plan & Flexible Financing Make Dental Implants Affordable
What Are Dental Implants?
There are two parts to natural teeth: the visible crown above the gumline and the hidden roots underneath. A dental implant is a small titanium post that can be inserted into the jawbone, where it integrates with the surrounding bone tissue thanks to its biocompatible nature. This replaces the root structure of a missing tooth, which is what will help make your new tooth or teeth look, feel, and function just like it was home-grown. Once the implant has fully healed, a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture is placed on top. This completes your smile and gives your jawbone the stimulation it needs to stay strong and healthy. The end result is practically indistinguishable from a natural tooth in both form and function, which is why dental implants are widely considered to be the gold standard of tooth replacement.
Partnered with Fairfield’s Best Specialists
You deserve the most comprehensive care possible when it comes to your dental implant treatment, which is precisely why we are making sure to partner you with some of Fairfield’s best dental implant specialists. These trusted professionals perform the surgical portion of your dental implant treatment and ensure that your case is 100% successful in every way possible. Once you leave their dental office, you’ll come back to Dr. Dine, who will perform routine exams of your implant to confirm it is healing as intended.
Benefits of Dental Implants
When you want a tooth replacement that is truly stable and keeps your replacement tooth where it needs to be, it’s difficult to beat dental implants. Not only does the titanium post ensure that it remains stable while in use, but it’s designed to last well over 30 years (and longer) when properly taken care of. Furthermore, while the restoration used to cover the implant is made from natural-looking materials, the implant itself will stimulate bone tissue, helping you maintain your overall facial structure. This is important for those who care about keeping a youthful appearance, despite losing a tooth.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Before any phase of treatment can begin, we’ll need to perform a detailed examination of your mouth and bone structure in order to confirm if you can receive dental implants safely. Additionally, if you require treatment for implants to become viable, such as gum therapy or bone grafting, our dental office will make sure you receive these treatments before beginning any step of dental implant treatment. Following your exam, we’ll design your dental implant treatment around the number of missing teeth you have.
Missing 1 Tooth
When a single tooth is missing, a dental implant can be placed into the open socket, then be given several months to heal. This means, unlike with dental bridges, you will not have to modify existing teeth just to have the tooth replaced. We also make sure to use porcelain crowns to ensure the best esthetics possible.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you are missing multiple teeth, either consecutively or on opposite sides of the mouth, a bridge or partial denture can be attached to a series of dental implants. Depending on the number of missing teeth, a bridge may require one to two implants, while a partial bridge will likely need three. However, this will depend on the number of teeth that are missing and your current bone structure.
Missing All Teeth
When an entire arch of teeth is missing, either on the top or bottom portion of your mouth, a series of dental implants (anywhere between 6 and 8 in most cases) can be placed along the jaw and act as a foundation for an implant denture. Depending on your needs, this denture can be made to be fixed or removable.
Alternatively, there are All-On-4 dental implants. This unique procedure is ideal for patients who are missing all their teeth but lack the jawbone density to support dental implants for an implant bridge. With All-On-4 dental implants, we can anchor a full denture in place with just four strategically placed dental implants! This typically eliminates the need for a bone graft, and we can usually fit you with your new teeth the same day as your surgery!
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
No two dental implant treatments are alike, and that’s largely because your needs will likely differ from another patient’s procedure. For example, the number of teeth that need to be replaced and whether or not preparatory treatments (i.e. bone grafts, periodontal therapy, etc.) need to be performed can influence your total cost. However, it should be noted that despite having a higher upfront cost compared to bridges or dentures, dental implants offer far superior longevity and stability, making them more cost-effective overall in the long-term.