We want you to feel secure in your smile.
At The Grove City Center for Dentistry, Dr. Bryan Simone has performed many dental implant procedures.
He is trained by the Midwest Dental Implant Institute to place dental implants, graft hard and soft tissue, and manage dental implant complications.
Dr. Simone and his surgical support team also are trained in oral and IV sedation. You can rest assured that we will provide you with outstanding care and expertise during your dental implant procedure. And, we promise to walk you through the process every step of the way.
Our goal at The Grove City Center for Dentistry is to permanently restore your teeth to its full function and natural appearance as quickly as possible. As part of the dental implant process, Dr. Simone will consult with you to discuss your treatment options and expected timeline. During this initial consultation, Dr. Simone will look for sufficient bone mass and any signs of gum or periodontal disease.
What is the dental implant procedure at The Grove City Center for Dentistry?
The dental implant procedure depends on each patient’s oral condition and health. The time from dental implant placement to final restoration can take about 3-6 months. However, in some circumstance, this process may take a little longer.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are constructed for placement in the jaw to replace a tooth or multiple teeth. The actual implant is made out of titanium posts with specially treated surfaces. Dental implants can be placed to restore a single tooth, or “bridged” together to multiple teeth.
There are really three separate components to the dental implant – the physical implant, the abutment, and the crown.
- The dental implant is the titanium “post” that is placed into the bone. This post acts just like a natural tooth root.
- The abutment fits onto the dental implant as an “adapter” or “top” to the screw. This is the piece that fits between the crown and the post.
- The crown is an actual ceramic tooth that goes on top of the abutment. The crown is the only visible structure of the dental implant and is designed to look just like your natural teeth.
How long do dental implants last?
Once secured into place, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
You may be a candidate for dental implants. Dental implants offer a permanent solution to missing teeth. Because the dental implant fuses to the jaw bone, ideal patients must have enough bone to hold and support the physical implant. Gums must also be healthy enough to recover from dental surgery. Dr. Simone will examine your mouth and review your digital x-rays to determine if enough bone exists. If you do not have the adequate bone structure, Dr. Simone may need to perform a bone grafting procedure to provide additional support.
How do I care for my dental implant?
Caring for your dental implant is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. We recommend that you brush and floss regularly and visit our team at The Grove City Center for Dentistry for your regular dental exams and checkups.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are build to last. Read more about how long dental implants last.
If you have additional questions about Dental Implants, contact us at [email protected] or (614) 389-9264. Feel free to use our online contact form below, or even click to schedule a consultation online.