Canton Veneers and Implants

Dental Implants in Jackson Township Canton, Ohio

A dental implant is a small titanium fixture that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. The benefit of using implants is that there is no need to use neighboring teeth for support. An implant acts much like a natural tooth, is permanent and stable.
 
The implant is surgically placed in the bone of the upper or lower jaw, and then a temporary crown is placed on the implant. In some cases, a removable partial denture is used to cover the implant before a final crown is placed. After the implant is permanently integrated with the bone, a final crown is placed. 
 
Dental implants can replace one, several, or all of the teeth depending on an individual's needs. As an example, if there are many broken or missing teeth, they can be removed, implants surgically placed and crowns placed on them all in the same day.  
 
When is a dental implant typically recommended?

When a tooth is lost or removed due to decay, a dental implant (in conjunction with a porcelain or ceramic crown) is an ideal option for the patient. This solution looks and functions just like a natural tooth. Patients who have implants report that the artificial teeth look and feel natural and are very secure when chewing.

 

Do I need to see a specialist to have implants placed?
Dr. Danner typically extracts the tooth or teeth and then places the implant(s) immediately afterward, at the same appointment. These procedures are done under local anesthesia, or in conjunction with oral sedation. This allows our patients the comfort and convenience of having the procedure done by a dental professional they already know and trust, who has a track record of successful results in dental implants.

 

Is anyone a candidate for dental implants?
In order for dental implants to stay in place, the patient must be in good health, have healthy gums and the proper bone structure. People who are unable to wear partial or complete dentures may also be good candidates. The success rate for dental implants decreases dramatically if you suffer from chronic problems, such as clenching or bruxism, or systemic diseases such as diabetes. Additionally, people who smoke may not be good candidates.