The Oral Facial Center | Dental Implants 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 Implants
 

                        
Dental implants can be a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They provide other alternatives to bridges  because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a many months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal. During this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time a tempoary crown can be installed, so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration.  Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to or better and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.