Dental ImplantsDr. Bryan Simone is trained by the Midwest Implant Institute to place dental implants.
We are proud to have helped hundreds of people from Grove City, Groveport, Commercial Point, Plain City and Columbus regain their smile through our Implant Dentistry and Denture Implants. If you’d like to discuss how a dental implant could help you, we’d love to hear from you.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
If you answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, dental implants might be an option for you. Schedule your consultation today.
o Do you have one or more missing teeth?
o Do you have a bridge that needs to be replaced?
o Do your dentures affect your quality of life by slipping, clicking or keeping you from eating what you want?
o Do you have bite problems or pain because of a missing tooth?
o Do you want a treatment option for missing teeth that provides a more permanent, long-term solution?
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Simone and Dr. Lowe or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Simone and Dr. Lowe can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.