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Dental Implants Provide Smile Stability

Lost teeth? Did you know that missing teeth can cause health problems? Sure, if you’re missing teeth, you know the havoc that can wreak on your self-confidence, but it can also cause oral and overall health problems if left untreated. But missing teeth don’t have to ruin your health and appearance. With dental implants, we can replace your missing teeth along with your confidence.

Missing teeth can stand between you and a healthy, happier smile. We all want to look our best, and our teeth are no different. With dental implants in Blacklick, OH from Dr. Kyle Hickman, you will know what it feels like to have a beautiful smile.

Implant Dentistry Overview

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to support a restoration for a missing tooth or teeth, helping to stop or prevent jaw bone loss. Losing teeth can be a drag and a confidence killer. Dental implants provide patients with the strength and stability to eat all the foods you love without struggling to chew. In addition, dental implants stimulate and maintain the jaw bone, thus avoiding bone loss and helping to preserve facial features.

Common tooth-loss factors:

  • Tooth decay
  • Root canal failure
  • Gum disease (Periodontitis)
  • Trauma to the mouth (tooth injury)
  • Excessive wear and tear
  • Congenital defects

Dental Implant Procedure

How does it all work? The dental implant procedure is broken down into two parts: preparation and placement.

To begin, a small-diameter hole (pilot hole) is drilled at edentulous (where there is no tooth) jaw sites in order to guide the titanium screw that holds a dental implant in place. Our dentists use great skill and expertise when boring the pilot hole and sizing the jaw bone.After an implantologist places the titanium posts that will act as the foundation for porcelain crown restorations, we will create and place the dental implant restoration.

Placement is where it all comes together. The initial pilot hole is slowly widened to allow placement of the implant screw. Once in place, the surrounding gum tissue is secured over the implant and a protective cover screw is placed on top to allow the site to heal. After up to six months of healing, the implant is uncovered and an abutment (holds the crown replacement) is attached to the implant. Once the abutment is in place, a temporary crown will be created.Once the gum grows and shapes itself naturally, the temporary crown is replaced with a permanent crown.

For those who so desire, we can also create dental implant dentures and partials. Whatever your tooth replacement needs, we can create a dental implant solution that will meet them.

Why Dental Implants?

Why choose dental implants? This tooth replacement option offers a better sense of stability than traditional dentures and partials, making slipping dentures a thing of the past. Dental implants can also support better oral health, as the titanium posts keep bone healthy and stabilize the structure of your mouth.

It doesn’t stop there; there are many more benefits to getting dental implants:

  • The next best thing to healthy, natural teeth
  • Built to last as a long-term solution
  • Retain your natural face shape, and smile
  • Protects healthy bone
  • Speak easily
  • Eat your favorite foods
  • Keep teeth in place silently
  • Protect your healthy teeth

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To get started with dental implants, speak with Dr. Hickman today and trust your teeth to the experts.

Experience family dentistry with a spa-like touch at Havens Family Dental. Our Blacklick dental office happily serves patients from Pataskala, Gahanna, New Albany, and Reynoldsburg. Conveniently located to all of East Colombus, contact us today to begin your journey toward the smile you want and the dental care you need.

1582 North Waggoner Road, Suite B, Blacklick, OH 43004 USA
Dr. Kyle Hickman Havens Family Dental provide comprehensive dental services for the whole family to restore and improve their smiles. (614) 762-2737 (614) 762-2168