The Oral Facial Center | Dental Implant FAQ's in Gahanna

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THE  ORAL  FACIAL  CENTER

DALE R. THEIS, D.D.S. 
"Creating Healthy Smiles For A Lifetime"

At Beecher Ridge Office Park
440 Beecher Road, Gahanna OH 43230

(614) 855-5828

Dental Implant FAQ's
 

What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent new root for a missing tooth. It is a titanium screw that is placed into the jaw bone. An abutment and crown is then placed on the implant to provide a new tooth that is permanent and looks just like a natural tooth.

How are dental implants different than dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of teeth or partial set of teeth that need to be removed and cared for in a special manner. They can often feel bulky and are difficult to get used to. Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth that can be cared for just like natural teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel just like real teeth, they are permanent, you can eat the foods you want without any fear of embarrassment, and they procedure is very successful and fairly inexpensive.

Who can place a dental implant?
Our office works together with many specialists,including periodontistsand oral surgeons to help us facilitate your individual needs.

How much do implants cost?
The price of your dental implants will vary based  how many implants you are having placed, amount of insurance coverage, and more.

Do dental implants hurt?
No. A local anesthetic will be given before the procedure so that you do not feel any pain. If you have anxiety or fear you should discuss sedation options with our office .

How long do implants last?
When cared for properly, implants should last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to the success of your implant.