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Dental Implant FAQs – Dublin, OH

Everything You Need to Know about Dental Implants

Illustration of dental implant

Dental implants have quickly become one of the most popular replacement options for their health benefits, ability to provide a natural-looking restoration, and longevity. Acting as artificial tooth roots, dental implants are small titanium posts that fuse to your jawbone. Because titanium is biocompatible, it becomes part of your jaw to create a sturdy and stable support for dental restorations.

At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, Dr. Eric Buck expertly places dental implants to give his patients beautifully complete smiles. Because you may have questions about dental implants, here are some FAQs with their answers included.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of your dental implants will depend on a few factors: where you need them, how many you need, the type of implant, whether you need bone grafting, and more. There is also an additional cost for the restoration (the crown, bridge, or denture) that is mounted on your implants. The only way to know your specific cost is to visit us for a consultation. Dr. Buck will give your mouth a careful examination to give you an estimate of your cost.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

One of the many benefits of dental implants is their permanence. With proper care, the dental implant itself can last a lifetime. A good oral healthcare routine consisting of brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits is the best way to extend the lifespan of your dental implants.

Will the Implant Placement Procedure Hurt?

Most discomfort associated with dental implants happens after the procedure. Because your bone doesn’t contain any pain-feeling nerves, the placement of your implants is relatively painless. Dr. Buck will make sure you’re numb and comfortable before starting the treatment. Afterwards, you may feel some pain, soreness, or experience bruising around the area, but this will go away after a few days.

Can Dental Implants Help if I Have Dentures?

If you have dentures that slip, slide, or shift when you eat, talk, laugh, and more, dental implants can help! Using some strategically placed dental implants as anchors, Dr. Buck can attach your dentures to them to create a stable and supported smile. You won’t have to worry about your dentures sliding around, plus, you will have stronger biting power to eat more of your favorite foods.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Most candidates for dental implants have a strong enough jaw to hold them in place and are committed to good oral health. However, even if you have a weaker jawbone, Dr. Buck may be able to perform a bone graft to accommodate dental implants. The only way to know for sure is to contact us today to schedule a visit. Dr. Buck will examine your mouth to see if you’re a candidate for dental implants and answer any additional questions that you may have.

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