Dental Implants – Marysville, OH

A Lifelong Solution for Missing Teeth

woman smiling after getting dental implants in Marysville

Having gaps in your smile can be devastating, but you don’t have to live that way forever. At Northwest Family Dental of Marysville, we’re happy to provide a life-changing method of tooth replacement unlike anything else. With dental implants in Marysville, you can replace your missing teeth from the roots up to the chewing surface. This modern solution establishes a lasting foundation, prioritizing oral health in addition to function and appearance. If you’re ready to say goodbye to tooth loss, continue reading or schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about this service.  

Why Choose Northwest Family Dental of Marysville for Dental Implants?

  • Start-to-Finish Implant Treatment
  • Advanced Dental Technology for Precise Treatment Planning
  • Insurance Welcome and Flexible Financing Available

What Are Dental Implants?

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A dental implant is a small titanium post that’s surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the entire structure of a missing tooth. Over time, it’ll naturally fuse with the surrounding bone tissue via a process called osseointegration. The implant is used to support a brand-new crown, bridge, or denture above the gum line. Since implanted teeth are built just like real teeth, your smile will look and feel incredibly natural!

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

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Getting dental implants in Marysville is a multi-step process that takes place over several months. While this entire journey is longer than what it takes to place a bridge or denture, many patients find the results to be well worth the effort. Each patient’s treatment will look slightly different, but the four main steps remain the same. Here’s what to expect:

  • Initial Dental Implant Consultation: First, you’ll need to attend a consultation with our team to determine what’s needed to make you a viable candidate for dental implants. We’ll review your medical history and assess the current state of your oral health.
  • Dental Implant Surgery: Once you’re ready to undergo implant surgery, we’ll schedule your appointment at our practice. We’ll insert your dental implants at precise angles and locations, then suture your gums closed to begin the healing process.
  • Dental Implant Osseointegration and Abutment: Your dental implants will naturally begin fusing with your jawbone shortly after they’ve been placed. This natural process is called osseointegration and takes three to six months to complete. Afterward, you’ll receive abutments to keep your restorations in place.
  • Delivery of Dental Implant Restorations: Once you’re all healed up, you’ll return to our office for the placement of your crown, bridge, or denture. These restorations will complete your smile, providing results that look and feel natural!

The Benefits of Dental Implants

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A dental implant is the only treatment to mimic both the root and the crown. This allows you to enjoy exceptional benefits that aren’t possible using any other treatment, including:

  • Over a 95% success rate to last for several decades with the right aftercare.
  • Looks natural using all-ceramic material.
  • Regain as much as 70% of your natural biting force.
  • Preserves your jawbone to stop dental drift.
  • Improves your oral health to reduce your long-term oral health expenses.
  • Supports your facial tissues for a youthful appearance.
  • Doesn’t alter any healthy teeth or rely on them for support.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • Long-term, cost-effective solution.

Who Can Dental Implants Help?

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Whether you’re missing one or more teeth, dental implants can help restore your smile. At your consultation, our team will conduct a detailed examination of your mouth and bone structure to ensure you’re a good candidate for this treatment. Although the exact details of your treatment will vary based on your case, most healthy adults are eligible for this modern tooth loss solution.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

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At your initial consultation, Dr. Miller will capture any necessary diagnostic images and conduct a thorough examination of your jawbone, facial anatomy, teeth, and gums. We like to see that patients receiving dental implants meet the following criteria:

  • Sufficient jawbone density. The jawbone is thick enough to fuse with and support a dental implant. If it isn’t, a bone graft may be necessary before the implants can be placed.
  • Good dental health. A smile that’s free of infection, decay, and other oral health concerns is necessary for successful results.
  • Good overall health. If you have any medical conditions that could compromise the dental implant healing process, they will need to be under control before treatment can occur.

After our team has cleared you to move forward with dental implant surgery, we’ll schedule your procedure and walk you through the in-depth treatment plan that we created for you.

Missing One Tooth

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If you’re missing a single tooth, Dr. Miller can place one dental implant below the gumline and into the jawbone. Once that has fused with the bone and the abutment is secured to the top of it, he will attach a customized dental crown to restore the gap in your smile. Depending on the locations of your missing teeth, Dr. Miller can combine implant crowns with implant bridges to replace several spaces throughout an arch.

Missing Multiple Teeth

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One of the greatest downsides of traditional bridges is that they require the alteration of your existing teeth to anchor the prosthetic in place. With implant bridges, we’ll secure the restoration to two dental implants that are placed at either side of the space in your arch. That way, instead of using your natural teeth as anchors, the sturdy, stable dental implants will be the foundation of your bridge.

Missing All Teeth

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To restore an entire row of missing teeth, Dr. Miller will place anywhere between four and eight dental implants along the gumline, within the jawbone. These will replace the missing roots of the teeth and act as a support system for a full denture, securing it firmly within the mouth. This allows patients to eliminate the slipping and shifting that can occur with traditional dentures.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Understanding cost of dental implants in Marysville

The cost of dental implants in Marysville is not the same for everyone suffering from tooth loss. Instead, your price point is determined once you schedule an appointment with our implant dentist. It is during this visit that we will determine various factors that will serve to create your cost estimate. Once we have that, a member of our team will work to maximize any dental insurance benefits you might have as well as provide additional payment information should you need further assistance.

Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery

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Some of the components of your cost estimate will include preliminary treatments if your dentist decides that you need them. These can include bone grafting, periodontal treatment, or even tooth extraction.

Also, part of your cost estimate will include the actual surgical procedure. Because we do place dental implants in-house, you won’t have to worry about a separate bill for the actual placement procedure. Instead, you can expect your fees to be more compact compared to visiting an oral surgeon outside our practice!

The Parts of Your Dental Implant

A dental implant in Marysville

Dental implants in Marysville are all different, so their parts often incur various fees, some of which include:

  • The number of dental implant posts needed – Depending on whether you need one, multiples, or an entire arch, how many dental implants you have put into place will make a difference when it comes to cost.
  • The materials used – Titanium and zirconia are the two most popular materials dentists use when choosing dental implants.
  • The type of restoration needed – When meeting with our implant dentist in Marysville, you can expect them to discuss the type of restoration you will need, which will be either a crown, bridge, or denture. Naturally, the latter will cost much more than a single dental crown.
  • The brand – There are different brands and manufacturers of dental implants, and you may be tempted to go ahead with a cheaper brand. However, doing this will only result in lackluster results. Our team will explain why we choose higher-quality materials to help you obtain the smile you deserve.

How Dental Implants Can Save You Money

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There are several unique ways you can actually save money when wearing dental implants:

  • Dental implants do not require that you purchase additional products such as denture adhesives. These can add up over time.
  • Dental implants do not require regular replacement or adjustment, so you can avoid additional visits to the dentist’s office for this type of maintenance.
  • Dental implants prove beneficial for those suffering from tooth loss because of the minimized risk for systemic issues such as osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes. These are often linked to tooth loss, so by choosing dental implants, you can help to lower your risk of future, costly medical treatment.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

Dental care paperwork in Marysville

Some dental insurance companies now offer coverage for dental implants; however, many still do not. If yours will not provide coverage for the procedure, you may still be eligible to receive some level of financial assistance with your restoration or preliminary treatments. Our team will review your plan and maximize any of your available benefits so that you can save big when choosing dental implants.

Making Dental Implants Affordable

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If you are uninsured, there are two additional ways you can pay for treatment apart from dental insurance and with cash, check, or credit card. There is the option to enroll in flexible financing through CareCredit, which allows you to break up your payments over several months. You can also enroll in our in-house membership plan, which is $400 per year, and you will receive access to preventive care as well as a 20% discount on other available treatments.

Dental Implants FAQs

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Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?

Just like with other dental procedures, our team will make sure to administer a local anesthetic to completely numb the area we’ll be working on before starting your treatment. This will allow you to be pain-free while we’re placing your titanium posts into your mouth. Also, the jawbone doesn’t consist of many nerve endings, so you shouldn’t expect much discomfort from your surgery. Our team will also provide sedation to further minimize your body’s ability to register pain.

The surgery itself won’t hurt, but you’ll likely feel sore for several days after your visit. Fortunately, this can be easily alleviated with over-the-counter/prescribed painkillers and a cold compress to reduce swelling. If you notice any discomfort that persists or worsens after three days, notify us right away for help.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

The longevity of your dental implants will usually be based on your overall health and your lifestyle choices. The majority of the time, you’ll simply want to make the most of them by implementing a good oral hygiene routine, such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily (or after meals), and rinsing with mouthwash frequently. You’ll also want to visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings and refrain from chewing things that are too hard or sticky. With proper care, you can expect your new pearly whites to stay healthy for decades to a lifetime!

Can I Get Dental Implants If I’m Diabetic?

If you keep your condition under control, then you should be able to have similar chances of successful dental implants as nondiabetic patients. Diabetes that is left unchecked can end up interrupting the healing period, which can make it more difficult for your dental implants to fuse with your jawbone. Those who are diabetic and are interested in replacing missing teeth with dental implants should speak with their primary care doctor or endocrinologist about controlling their blood sugar levels before moving forward with their treatment.

What Can Cause Dental Implants to Fail?

Although it’s very rare, dental implants can fail due to one of two major reasons: failed osseointegration and peri-implantitis. In some instances, the metal post might not integrate properly with the jawbone, especially if the patient doesn’t have sufficient bone density at the start of the procedure. Peri-implantitis is a kind of periodontal disease that happens because of poor oral hygiene, resulting in damage to your bone and gum tissue that holds your implants in place.

There are also other potential causes of dental implant failure, including tobacco use, chronic teeth clenching/grinding, certain medications, radiation to the neck and head, and particular health conditions (diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disorders, etc.). During your consultation, your dentist will provide you with instructions on how to reduce your risk of implant failure.